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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.

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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.