Quick Facts

When you give to the Annual Fund, you and fellow donors are providing as much as 8 percent of the University's operating budget. 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 accounts for 8% of the overall University budget.
  • The 2017-2018 Annual Fund goal is $10.775 million, which includes $1.6 million designated to the School of Law and $1.85 million from current and past parents.
  • Alumni giving participation: 51%, Many corporations and foundations use alumni giving participation as a determining factor to fund grant requests.
  • Annual Fund gifts are unrestricted gifts to the University.
  • Did you know $1,000 of Annual Fund dollars is equivalent to $21,322 endowment dollars?
  • By giving to the Annual Fund, you are investing in today’s W&L. Alumni benefitted from Annual Fund dollars during their time on campus, now it’s time to give to the Annual Fund to support today’s students on campus.
  • Without the Annual Fund, each student’s tuition would increase by $4,898 each year.

The Annual Fund makes up 8% of the overall University budget.

$1,000 to the Annual Fund is the equivalent of $22,000 in endowment.

The 2016-2017 Annual Fund goal is $10.55 Million.

53.3% Alumni Giving Participation

Without the Annual Fund, W&L's tuition would increase $4,750 each year.

Annual Fund Unrestricted Gifts Nearing $11 Million

By giving to the Annual Fund, you are investing in today's W&L. Alumni benfitted from the Annual Fund dollars during their time on campus, now it's time to give to the Annual Fund to support today's students.