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Generals' Challenge

Generals Lead, They Don't Follow


A group of W&L alumni, including Trustees, Emeritus Trustees, and current and past Alumni Board members, feels strongly that Generals should lead and not follow. Accordingly, they have joined together to fund a Challenge to increase W&L's undergraduate giving participation to 55% by June 30, 2015. By building greater participation among our alumni over three years, W&L will be in the top tier in alumni giving among its peers. A leadership position, where Generals should be.


WE HAVE BEEN CHALLENGED TO REACH THE FOLLOWING ALUMNI PARTICIPATION RATES:
2013 - 53% - CHALLENGE MET WITH 53.7% PARTICIPATION
2014 - 54% - CHALLENGE MET WITH 54.7% PARTICIPATION
2015 - 55% - WILL WE MEET THE FINAL CHALLENGE?


EACH YEAR THAT WE REACH THE TARGET PARTICIPATION GOAL, W&L LEADERS WILL GIVE AN ADDITIONAL $250,000 TO THE ANNUAL FUND.


HERE IS WHAT $250,000 CAN PROVIDE TO OUR STUDENTS:
TEN GRADUATION PRIZES AND AWARDS
TEN STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCES
EIGHT ON-CAMPUS SUMMER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES
SIX OFF-CAMPUS RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS
ONE WEEK OF CAMPUS UTILITIES


The Generals' Challenge allows W&L alumni to show their sense of pride and loyalty while helping W&L take its proper place in leading its peers in alumni participation.


You may think that others' gifts are enough to ensure W&L's strength and excellence into the future, but they aren't. It is YOUR participation that matters most.