Support W&L

In 1796, George Washington made the first philanthropic gift to save the struggling Liberty Hall Academy. Since then, two-plus centuries of alumni and friends have given because they loved W&L, believed in its mission and wanted to ensure its success for future generations.

For more than 270 years, and over the past year, especially, the Washington and Lee community has proven resilient. Combined with a curriculum capable of meeting the challenges of the modern world and the resources, leadership, and foresight to see us through troubled times, W&L remains the best value in liberal arts education. Our alumni and parents can attest to the strength of preparation for service, citizenship, and personal success. Our prospective students and their families have selected W&L at an all-time high rate, enrolling as the most diverse and talented first-year class in our history. A W&L education is for life, and we have our loyal supporters to thank for ensuring our success today and for future generations.

New for the 2020-2021 fiscal year, W&L's annual giving program is expanding to allow for directed gifts to key areas of university operations. Directed giving recognizes the personal nature of philanthropy. Every W&L alumnus/a owes a part of their success to their unique experience at this distinctive university. Every parent and friend knows how time in Lexington helped shape the paths of members of their extended family. Now you can give directly to those areas of the university of greatest personal significance. Gifts directed to financial aid, academics, the arts, athletics, diversity and inclusion, and student opportunities allow us to provide unparalleled education and experiences, year after year. Gifts made without direction will continue to support the university's remaining areas of greatest need.

Although we are not physically in the office we are still answering the Annual Fund line at 540-458-8420.

Office of University Development

Find Your Gift Officer

Our leadership giving team is happy to work with you to ensure your gift makes a big impact.

Thank You

Your Support Matters
The impact of your gifts is not simply the tangible resources you provide to help carry out W&L's mission. Your support offers inspiration to the campus community in many ways.

The Case for Giving

The following alumni and friends have honored Washington and Lee with a gift, and we honor them in return.


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