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Washington and Lee University

Giving Opportunities

Gifts Supporting Academic Programs

Minimum Gift$1,500,000
Clinic Endowments
Law clinics provide practical learning opportunities for students at the School of Law. Professors work directly with students to provide legal assistance to clients on selected issues. Donors may choose to name and endow the following six clinics: Black Lung Program; Virginia Capital Case Clearinghouse; Community Legal Practice Clinic; Legal Aid Clinic; Public Prosecutors Program; and the Transnational Law Institute
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191
Minimum Gift$1,000,000
Information Fluency Program
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$750,000
College Writing Program
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$750,000
Williams School Writing Program
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$500,000
Peer Technology Instruction
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$500,000
Enrichment Program Endowments
Donors may choose to name and endow one of the following enrichment programs: Friends of Rockbridge, New York Internship Program, Washington and Lee Student Consulting, Washington Term Program, Week on Wall Street.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$500,000
Program Endowments
Donors may choose to name and endow the undergraduate advising or the Science Society, and the Arts programs. A specific naming level for each program is available from the Office of University Development.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$250,000
Head Resident Advisors
Donors may choose to name and endow one of the two head resident advisors' positions. These upper-division students supervise the first-year and upper-division resident advisors and work closely with the Dean of First-Year Students, the Vice President of Student Affairs and other Student Affairs professionals to train student staff and administer the University’s residence hall policies.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$150,000
Assistant Head Resident Advisors
Funds support the junior and senior students who hold leadership positions within the residence life program while serving first-year or upper division residents in their respective halls.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
Internships
Gifts support student participation in semester-long learning experiences like the Washington Term Program and the New York Internship Program as well as internship opportunities across the curriculum.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
Summer Research
Funds provide opportunities for students to participate in faculty-mentored and independent summer research through programs like the R.E. Lee Scholars.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
Resident Advisors for First-Year Students
Gifts support the sophomore, junior and senior undergraduate students who work directly with 12-20 first-year students in their assigned halls in Graham Lees, Davis, Gilliam and Gaines.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
Faculty Initiatives
Funds supporting faculty innovation celebrate and support the unique and rich opportunities the University’s curriculum affords for student learning. Gifts may support new course development and curriculum innovation in a donor’s particular area of interest.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
International Program Funds
Support for students working in the experiential programs abroad providing support for legal services and legal system development.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191
Minimum Gift$100,000
Externship Funds
Support for students participating in externships outside of Lexington
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191
Minimum Gift$100,000
Professionalism Program
Funds from this endowment would, among other things, enable faculty members to develop professionalism modules for individual courses.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191