Your 50th Reunion

50th reunion classes leave a legacy at W&L and honor their alma mater through a significant class reunion gift.

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 reuniongiving@wlu.edu.
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  • You may direct questions regarding your 50th reunion gift/pledge to Erin Stringer, director of reunion giving at estringer@wlu.edu.

Class Projects

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.

What Counts?

Annual Fund Class Project Other Capital and Endowment Priorities (EXCLUDING ANNUAL FUND)
  • Gifts or five-year pledges made during reunion year
  • Gifts or five-year pledges
  • Planned gift commitments (counting from July 1 after 45th reunion through June 30 of 50th reunion year)
  • Gifts or five-year pledges
  • Payments to any university fund (counting from July 1 after 45th reunion for 10-year period)
  • Planned gift commitments (counting from July 1 after 45th reunion through June 30 of 50th reunion year)

50th Reunion Staff Contacts

Erin Stringer
Director of Reunion Giving
estringer@wlu.edu

Jamie Killorin
Director of Gift Planning
jkillorin@wlu.edu
540-458-8429

Jenny David
Reunion Giving Program Coordinator
jdavid@wlu.edu
540-458-8943

Mary Webster
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
mwebster@wlu.edu
540-458-8886

Largest 50th Reunion Gift Totals

  1. Class of 1969: $ 13,267,448.88
  2. Class of 1968: $ 11,115,427.28
  3. Class of 1967: $ 9,893,952.12
  4. Class of 1964: $ 8,828,845.83
  5. Class of 1962: $ 8,537,870.39

Contact Us

Reunion Giving
Office of University Development
Washington and Lee University
Development Building
Lexington, VA 24450