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Recent University Grants

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations collaborates with virtually every office on campus to bridge the institutional needs and priorities of W&L with the strategic initiatives of philanthropic foundations and corporate giving programs across the country.  In addition to the new awards below, we currently have multiple projects underway thanks to recent support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hearst Foundations, the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation, the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, and the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, among many others.  

Associated Colleges of the South: Funding to foster digital humanities collaboration between Washington and Lee and the University of Virginia.

Richmond Jewish Foundation: Funding for W&L Hillel's Holocaust Remembrance Week activities.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Support for global learning, notably preparing students to go abroad, strengthening their experiences while away, and making the most of what they have learned when they return

Commonwealth Fund: Continuation support Tim Jost, professor of law, and his collaborators at Wake Forest and Harvard universities to assess exchanges opened under the Affordable Care Act

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation: Support Shepherd Poverty Program conference expenses

Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges:Performing arts capital-expenditure grant for state-of-the-art stage lighting

Enterprise Holdings Foundation: Funding for Campus Kitchen operations

Associated Colleges of the South: Grant to foster digital humanities collaboration between Washington and Lee and the University of Virginia

Jewish Community Federation of Richmond: Support for Washington and Lee Hillel

U.S. Internal Revenue Service: Three-year grant for continuation of services for low-income taxpayers provided by the W&L School of Law's Tax Clinic, directed by Michelle Drumbl, associate clinical professor of law (amount to be determined depending on Congressional budget decisions)

Rouse-Bottom Foundation: Support for journalism internships

Charles Koch Foundation: Support for a student project, overseen by John K. Boardman Professor of Politics William Connelly, to explore the legacy of James Madison

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life: Support for Holocaust Remembrance activities

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation: Funds to support women scholars

The Telford Foundation: Support for Telford Professorship, Telford Science Library and science-related library materials

Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges/Verizon: Funding for technology and training for the Teacher Education program

Delaplaine Foundation: Support for the restoration and preservation of Robinson Hall

The Thomas F. and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Science Trust: Renewal of grant to support Associate Professor of Biology Robert Humston's work on river ecology and fish populations

Sodexo Foundation: Funding for Campus Kitchen at Washington and Lee's Weekend Backpack Snack Program for hungry children

Marietta McNeill Morgan and Samuel Tate Morgan Jr. Foundation: Support for the preservation and restoration of Robinson Hall

J. Edwin Treakle Foundation: Funding for science equipment to study microwaves

Associated Colleges of the South:  Support for the Shepherd Consortium's Symposium on Teaching Poverty

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation: Funding for Shepherd Consortium internships in Washington D.C.

MGN Family Foundation:  Funding for the Washington and Lee Campus Kitchen's Weekend Backpack Snack Program

Annie E. Casey Foundation:  Funding to support the development of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty

The Sam and Marion Golden Helping Hand Foundation: Support for Washington and Lee Hillel's Shabbat Shalom Dinners

The Campbell Soup Foundation:  Funding for Shepherd Consortium internships in Camden, N.J.

The Virginia Department of Education: Contracted to hold the Governor's Foreign Language Academies in French, Spanish, and German for exemplary high school students

International Flavors and Fragrances Corporation: Funding for Dr. Tyler Lorig, Ruth Parmly Professor of Psychology and Chair, Neuroscience Program, for olfactory research