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.

Washington and Lee is grateful for the expressions of concern for the campus community even as our alumni, parents and friends face disruptions and challenges in their lives. Many have asked how they can make a gift that will enable W&L to meet the immediate needs of students, faculty, staff, and the families of these groups.

Every gift or pledge payment to the Annual Fund through June 30 will meet one of the following:

  • Unexpected and emergency living and travel expenses of students, some of whom who are unable to return to their homes;
  • W&L's promise to ensure the employment of all employees through at least June 1;
  • Costs associated with W&L's plan to complete the academic year through virtual instruction with quality and personal attention;
  • Treating families fairly by refunding a pro-rated share of 2019-2020 room and board costs.

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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