W&L's recognition club honoring our most outstanding donors to the Annual Fund. Leadership gifts, those of $2,500 or more, typically account for close to 80% of the Annual Fund. Membership is available to any donor who gives $2,500 or more per year to the Annual Fund, or at tiered giving levels for younger alumni.
The Annual Fund
It All Adds Up
You can see the work of your Annual Fund gift in every aspect of life on campus — from library books to sending students on field trips to maintaining W&L's historic buildings and grounds, to name just a few things.
- The Annual Fund creates a diverse community by enabling W&L to offer financial aid to every student who needs it.
- Annual Fund gifts enable the faculty to develop new courses and incorporate new technologies.
- Gifts to the Annual Fund make an immediate impact by providing opportunities for students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-world issues, developing skills that are essential to staying competitive in a global marketplace.
Thanks & RecognitionAs a donor, your support has a great impact on the W&L community.
The 1749 Circle is a special philanthropic society recognizing and honoring the loyal alumni, parents and friends who support the university consistently over time. This society is not about how much you give; it's about the simple act of giving year after year. Membership in the 1749 Circle begins after three consecutive years of giving to W&L.
The Honor Roll celebrates the many people who made gifts to W&L during the prior year as well as the volunteers who helped support the university, both on and off campus.