Washington College began with a gift because George Washington understood the importance of education in building the nation’s next generation of leaders. His vision is our legacy, and continuing it is our responsibility.
The Office of College Advancement stewards Washington College’s alumni, parents, and friends, securing their support as donors, volunteers, and advisers to help the President, the Board of Visitors and Governors, the faculty and staff, and the students implement the mission of Washington College.
The Washington Fund provides the College with the flexibility to meet our most pressing needs and respond to new opportunities while empowering talented students through scholarships, supporting a wide range of academic and co-curricular programs, beautifying our historic campus, and nurturing student-faculty collaborations.
Our Top 3 Questions
Is it true that a high alumni giving percentage enhances WC’s national ranking?
It’s true! Graduates who give back to their alma mater send a strong message to external reviewers and potential applicants that Washington College is a worthy investment. High alumni participation can also increase the likelihood of government grant approval. And at WC, it can earn your class a trophy through the Count Me In Campaign.
When I make a gift at The 1782 Society Level ($1500+), am I supporting The Washington Fund?
That depends. The 1782 Society is a community of donors who have given a total of $1,500 or more to any designation at Washington College during one fiscal year — July 1 to June 30. Every gift to the College is deeply appreciated, though many 1782 Society members choose to give all or a portion of their contribution to The Washington Fund because it benefits all students.
Can I make a gift in honor of someone?
Of course! Washington College welcomes gifts to The Washington Fund made in memory or in honor of a favorite professor, a current student, or anyone you wish to celebrate. As always, your gift is tax deductible, so you will receive a receipt and thank you for your records. WC will also send a note to the honored individual or next of kin to inform them of your generosity.