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Giving Opportunities

Gifts Supporting The School of Law

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$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$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$1,500,000
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$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$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
Loan Repayment Fund
Support law students who aspire to enter public service following their graduation from the School of Law. Funds assist graduates in meeting their educational debt commitments so long as they work in public interest law.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191
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
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
Minimum Gift$50,000
Naming Opportunities in Lewis Hall
Support for the expansion and modernization of Lewis Hall
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191
Minimum Gift$2,500
The Dean's Council
The Dean's Council recognizes those individuals whose total annual giving to the School of Law is $2,500 or more. Gifts may be designated to the Law Annual Fund, specific funds such as the Steinheimer or Groot Professorships, one of the School's named scholarship funds, Lewis Hall renovations, or any combination of Law Annual Funds and other specific funds.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191
Minimum GiftNo Minimum
The Law Annual Fund
The Law Annual Fund provides flexible resources to meet needs within the School of Law and target opportunities as they arise during the year. Maintaining this strong annual support is critical to the School of Law's strength and future.
For more information, please contact:
Elizabeth Outland Branner
Director of Law School Advancement
brannere@wlu.edu
(540) 458-8191