Your 50th Reunion
1971 50th Reunion Giving Overview
The Class of 1971 looks forward to continuing a longstanding 50th-reunion tradition of generously giving back to Washington and Lee. While reunions are often associated with looking back, the 50th milestone enables the class to look forward. Inspired by W&L's motto Non Incautus Futuri, each class leaves a legacy that will benefit the university for years to come. The Class of 1971 is supporting two projects: The Class of 1971 Washington and Lee Scholarship Endowment, and The Class of 1971 R.E. Lee Summer Research Endowment. Their overall reunion goal is $5.5 million to honor their milestone year. Nothing embodies the spirit of W&L nor demonstrates alumni loyalty more than the 50th reunion giving campaign.
Make Your 50th Reunion Gift
- Pledge: Members of the Class of 1971 may request a 50th Reunion Pledge form by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Give Now
- You may direct questions regarding your 50th reunion gift/pledge to Erin Stringer, director of reunion giving at email@example.com.
Class of 1971 Washington and Lee Scholarship Endowment
The Class of 1971 Washington and Lee Scholarship Endowment is a permanently endowed fund providing scholarship awards to students with financial need. Scholarship support ensures that the very best students are able to take full advantage of the W&L experience. This reunion class project directly addresses the university’s commitment to increasing financial aid so that Washington and Lee can admit the strongest applicants, regardless of financial circumstances, further enhancing a truly exceptional academic community.
Class of 1971 R.E. Lee Summer Research Endowment
The Class of 1971 R.E. Lee Summer Research Endowment is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing income for undergraduate students to take part in interdisciplinary summer research experiences. W&L recognizes that learning isn't limited to the classroom. Summer research experiences deepen students' academic interests and help prepare students for what follows after graduation.
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Reunion Weekend 2021
We will be holding a Virtual Alumni Weekend in late April, when we would have welcomed you back for your 50th reunion. Please know that we do still plan to welcome you and your fellow alumni back to Lexington for in-person reunion celebration once it is safe to do so. Unfortunately, we have no way of knowing when that will be, though we are sure it will not be before next fall. We will be watching to see how Virginia and University restrictions and policies change as a result of the eventual wide availability of a Covid-19 vaccine. Once it is deemed safe to welcome alumni from across the country back to campus, we will search for a weekend amidst a busy W&L and Lexington calendar to have you back to celebrate those lost reunions.
50th Reunion Staff Contacts
Director of Reunion Giving
Director of Gift Planning
Reunion Giving Program Coordinator
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Largest 50th Reunion Gift Totals
- Class of 1969: $ 13,267,448.88
- Class of 1968: $ 11,115,427.28
- Class of 1967: $ 9,893,952.12
- Class of 1964: $ 8,828,845.83
- Class of 1962: $ 8,537,870.39