The entire Washington College community has joined together to respond to our students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni and friends during this difficult time.
The health and well-being of all of you are our greatest concern as we navigate unchartered waters. Our students are now finishing the spring semester through remote instruction, thanks to our committed faculty and support staff, and this arrangement brings with it a new set of critical needs. Your help is needed now more than ever.
We continue to welcome donations online (below), by texting @WASHCOLL to 52014, and by mail, even while mail delivery and processing is delayed a bit by current circumstances. We encourage giving online and by text, and ask for your patience with our receipt and grateful acknowledgment of mailed gifts.
Your donation will make a tremendous impact on how Washington College students weather this challenging time – and how they’ll remember it for years to come. We thank you from our hearts for caring for them, and for each other, as we stay #wcshorestrong together.
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.
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.