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With invitations to a range of exclusive events and with an open invitation to everything else happening on campus, The 1782 Society provides its members inside access to Washington College.

Click here to download the Fall 2013 edition of the 1782 Society Observer newsletter.
  • Kelsey Newborn ’12
    Kelsey
    Newborn ’12

    “Washington College helped me find a voracious love of learning that inspired me to work harder than I ever had before. None of my memories, achievements, or inspirations would have happened without the generosity of scholarship donors through The Washington Fund.”

  • John Moag ’77
    John
    Moag ’77

    “In all my years as a member of the Board of Visitors and Governors, never have I felt more proud of my alma mater, or more optimistic about its future. Under the leadership of President Mitchell Reiss, Washington College is embracing every opportunity to  enhance the undergraduate experience while repositioning itself among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges.”


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.