Your 50th Reunion
50th Reunion Recap
The Class of 1970 continued a longstanding 50th-reunion tradition of generously giving back to Washington and Lee. The class of 1970 earned the Trident Trophy with an outstanding performance in class participation to the Annual Fund! 59% of the class made a gift to the Annual Fund which raised $199,430 for a single year and $537,155 in multi-year commitments. The class chose to build on the Robert E.R. Huntley Scholarship, which was established during their 25th reunion, as their class project and raised $185,300. The class’ overall reunion gift was $6,345,790. The Class of 1970 also had strong reunion participation with 131 members of the class making a contribution, for a total participation rate of 66 percent.
Typical class projects include bricks and mortar projects like the Colonnade restoration and the Ruscio Center for Global Learning; and important endowments supporting student scholarships, faculty excellence, the arts, and many other areas of the University. Each class project generally requires a minimum of $1 million for a new endowment, with some projects requiring up to $2.5 million.
Each 50th Reunion class honors W&L by identifying and raising support for a project that addresses the University's current priorities. Reunion class giving has three components:
- A class project (one or more priority areas chosen by the reunion committee)
- The Annual Fund
- Gifts and pledges to areas of personal interest
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
For questions about the 50th reunion gift, please contact Erin Stringer, Director of Reunion Giving