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Membership Privileges

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Discover the satisfaction of investing in education and joining like-minded benefactors who believe the College is one of George Washington’s greatest legacies to the nation.


The Perqs

Receive invitations to selected lectures, receptions, and programs, as well as 1782 parking permits (not available to current students).

Reserve preferred seating at selected campus events.

Explore Miller Library and its many resources.  Members will be issued a borrower’s card and may check out 2 books for 3 weeks for no additional registration fee.

Use the College’s athletic facilities for an additional $200 fee (must be paid prior to using athletic facilities) - Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center, Casey Swim Center, and Schottland Tennis Center.
Fee includes family members residing at same address. Availability of athletic facilities vary seasonally according to team use and student breaks.  


F.A.Q.

  • 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.

  • What is the endowment?

    The Washington College Endowment is comprised of diversely invested funds that were donated for general operations or a specific purpose, like a scholarship or professorship. The current approved Endowment Spending Rate is 5% of the average market value unless other instructions were specified by the donor. These annual funds support each and every student’s education.

  • Peter Shafer III
    1986
    Peter L. Shafer III
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  • Heather Spurrier Culp
    2000
    Heather L. Spurrier Culp
    true
  • Linda Sheedy
    1969
    Linda Sheedy
    true
  • Edward Nordberg
    1982
    Edward Nordberg
    true
  • Tori Weitzel
    2009
    Tori Weitzel
    true
  • Liz Claud
    2011
    Liz Claud
    true
  • Richard Creighton
    1973
    Richard Creighton
    true
  • Kevin O’Keefe
    1974
    Kevin O’Keefe
    true
  • John Moag ’77
    1977
    John A. Moag ’77
    true
  • Jean Merrick Maddux
    1982
    Jean Merrick Maddux
    true
  • Lorraine Polvinale
    1969
    Lorraine Kenton Polvinale
    true
  • Norris Commodore
    1973
    Norris Commodore
    true
  • John Timken
    2003
    John Timken
    true
  • Wayles Wilson
    2003
    Wayles Wilson
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