Washington and Lee is pleased to benefit from the leadership of alumnus and Bert Ponder. Ponder has served W&L in many volunteer leadership roles, including chairing his 25th reunion and serving as a committee member for his 30th reunion. He has served as a Class Agent, is an active volunteer in the Atlanta Alumni Chapter, and is also a current W&L parent.
The goal for W&L's 2015-2016 Annual Fund is $10.2 million and is comprised of gifts from alumni and friends. The Annual Fund also includes the Law Annual Fund and the Parents Fund. The Law Annual Fund has a goal of $1,500,000 this year. William and Lori Kavanagh P'16 are serving as chairs of the Parents Leadership Council, leading the effort to raise $1.7 million this year from non-alumni parents.
Ponder, the Kavanagh's, and our Annual Fund young alumni chairman Charlie Yates '06 '10L will lead a group of dedicated volunteers in this fundraising effort. W&L is fortunate to have the service of over 200 undergraduate class agents, more than 200 reunion volunteers, over 70 law class agents and more than 40 parent volunteers this year.