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Giving Opportunities

Gifts Supporting The Williams School

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
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
Information Fluency 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
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$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$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
International Learning Opportunities
Give a student the opportunity to interact with other cultures, other economies, and other political systems by supporting study abroad experiences.
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
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
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