The 1749 Circle Honoring Washington and Lee's Most Loyal Donors

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.

Currently, The 1749 Circle has over 13,000 members. These individuals have made a commitment to W&L year after year without fail.

Membership Requirements:

  • Your membership in the 1749 Circle begins after your third year of consecutive giving to W&L.
  • The University will count your gifts to any area of the University when determining your years of consecutive giving.
  • Recognition is based on gifts, pledge payments, and matching gifts received in a single fiscal year. W&L's fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

For any questions related to The 1749 Circle, please reach out to the Annual Giving Office.