Washington and Lee University's Robert and Jessie Doremus Society is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its creation in 2013. Established by the University's Board of Trustees in 1993, the society recognizes individuals and couples who have thoughtfully provided for Washington and Lee through charitable trusts, gift annuities, testamentary provisions and other vehicles resulting in legacy gifts. The University has received planned gifts in many forms and in many different amounts. All of these legacies
have made a difference for the students and faculty since 1826, when "Jockey John" Robinson's bequest, W&L's first testamentary gift, was realized. Today, 437 house-holds comprising over 600 individuals have generously made deferred gift commitments to Washington and Lee and are members. The University is deeply grateful to everyone, past and present, who has included Washington and Lee in their long-term plans. Their philanthropy is essential to the continuing vitality of W&L. It is easy to become a member of the Doremus Society. To do so, please contact the University's Office of Gift Planning as noted at the bottom of this page.