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Support the Annual Fund

Your Annual Fund gift helps keep W&L distinctive and different. Please make your gift today.

The students, faculty, and staff at W&L would like to thank the more than 12,000 donors who supported the Annual Fund during 2014-2015. We could not provide the everyday campus needs, unexpected experiences and extraordinary academic opportunities that make W&L distinctively different without YOU!

To those of you who have not yet chosen to support W&L's Annual Fund, we invite you to join us as we strive to make this year the most successful yet. As you consider supporting W&L with an annual gift this year, ask yourself this question: What is W&L's distinctive difference for me? Maybe it's a favorite professor or coach you still stay in touch with. Maybe it's the dorm counselor who greeted your son or daughter on the first day of freshman orientation. Or it was the summer research internship with your advisor or the spring term course that sparked a new interest.

The Annual Fund supports every member of the faculty and staff; it buys athletic uniforms and library books; it pays the light bill; it sends students on field trips. In other words, the Annual Fund enriches W&L in hundreds of significant ways.

In this economy, your gift to the Annual Fund matters more than ever. It would take more than an additional $200 million in endowment dollars to provide the same amount of support each year that Washington and Lee's alumni, parents and friends provide through the Annual Fund.


• The 2015-16 Annual Fund runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
• The fundraising goal for the 2015-16 Annual Fund is $10.2 million.
• This goal includes $1,500,000 specifically designated to the School of Law from its graduates and friends, and $1,700,000 from current and past parents.
• All gifts and pledges completed before June 30th count toward the 2015-16 goal.