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Washington and Lee University

Giving Opportunities

Gifts Supporting Faculty and Staff

Minimum Gift$5,000,000
Dean's Position
Gifts at this level may endow and name one of the academic deanships at Washington and Lee. A special opportunity exists to use the Lenfest Challenge to meet the minimum threshold for these professorships by December 31, 2010.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$5,000,000
Named Interdisciplinary Program
Under the guidance of the Deans and Provost, gifts naming and endowing enduring interdisciplinary programs significantly strengthen these programs by supporting their faculty appointments and academic initiatives.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$3,500,000
Professorships (to create and name a new position)
These gifts allow for the establishment of a faculty position in an identified and approved strategic priority area within the curriculum.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$2,500,000
Professorships (to name an existing position)
These gifts allow Washington and Lee to recognize and support its best and most senior faculty members. A special opportunity exists to use the Lenfest Challenge to meet the minimum threshold for these professorships by December 31, 2010.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$2,500,000
University Librarian
A gift to endow the University Librarian's position would allow Washington and Lee to recognize this position and the person appointed to it for exceptional service and contributions to the University through their leadership of the James G. Leyburn and Telford Sciences Libraries.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$2,500,000
Named Directorship of an Interdisciplinary Program
A named directorship of an interdisciplinary program strengthens the program and recognizes the faculty director, whose primary appointment is in a department, for exceptional leadership, teaching, service and contributions to their profession.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$1,500,000
Visiting Scholars and Artists
Gifts allow Washington and Lee to bring distinguished scholars and artists from around the country and the world to campus to enrich the curriculum with academic expertise not represented in the permanent faculty.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$1,000,000
Coaching Positions
Donors may name a head coaching position through the establishment of an endowment to support coaches salaries within the Athletic Department. A special opportunity exists to use the Lenfest Challenge to meet the minimum threshold for these professorships by December 31, 2010.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$1,000,000
Section Head Librarian's Position
A gift at this level allows Washington and Lee to recognize and support senior library staff and aid the University in attracting and retaining outstanding individuals with expertise in areas such as technical services, special collections, humanities, and the sciences.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$500,000
Professors of Practice
These gifts provide one semester's support for a practitioner to lead a practicum within the Third Year Program of the Law School.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191
Minimum Gift$500,000
Term Professorships
These awards honor mid-career faculty for outstanding teaching and scholarship, and help recruit, retain and recognize these individuals. Term professorships are awarded on a rotating basis and recognize a different professor, currently every three years.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$250,000
First-Year Seminars
Gifts supporting First-Year Seminars assist Washington and Lee in offering new courses especially designed for first-year students. Donors may state some preferences for their named seminar such as a discipline or a broad field of study, helping the University mount a first-year seminar in that broad field when student and faculty interest allow.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$250,000
Visiting Lecturers and Executives
Gifts allow Washington and Lee to bring distinguished academic and professional visitors from around the world to campus for shorter periods of time, to work directly with students and to interact with Washington and Lee faculty.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
Faculty Support Endowments
Gifts support faculty salaries 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
Department and Program Support Funds
Departmental and Program Support Funds help to underwrite the many educational events and activities, such as seminar series and special speakers, that are so important in enriching the academic life of the University.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
Faculty Initiatives
Gifts assist Washington and Lee faculty in revitalizing the curriculum, and celebrate and support the unique and rich opportunities the University’s curriculum affords for student learning. Gifts to a faculty initiatives fund may support such activities as: new course development; curriculum innovation; faculty professional development, including the Glenn grants and research abroad during the summer; and electronic research resources (databases, etc.) to support faculty research.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
Electronic Research Resources
Funds help to provide access to databases necessary to support faculty and student research.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410
Minimum Gift$100,000
New Library Initiatives/Information Technology Fund
Leyburn Library aims to stay current with changing library technologies and software, as well as the changing roles and skill sets of librarians in the information age. Donors may choose to create and name an endowment aiding the library in meeting these challenges. Endowed funds help the library undertake projects to address information storage and transfer, and to support the acquisition of new hardware, software and expertise.
For more information, please contact:
Office of University Development
campaign@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8410