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Athletics is the front porch of a college – where we gather to socialize and develop camaraderie that is associated with the college experience.

Inspiring Champions

Washington College is deeply committed to the development of our student athletes academically, athletically, and socially.  We pursue excellence in everything we do.

Preparing Leaders

Athletics contributes to our College through its achievements in the classroom and in competition.  It increases Washington College’s national and regional visibility, promotes school pride, enhances campus life, and engages alumni, parents, and friends.

Enduring Values

The financial support we receive through athletics fundraising enhances our ability to create a first-class environment for our student athletes and gives our coaches the resources necessary to elevate our programs to unprecedented levels of success.


To learn more about supporting WC’s student athletes,
contact Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 fshenk2@washcoll.edu or 410-810-5764.


Per Athletics Department guidelines, gifts to athletic teams are split between the team (80%) and the general athletics Athey Fund (20%). 

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    Franklin & Marshall vs. Washington College, Final 62-68. Featuring the senior game of number 23, Ali Grundy.
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    Franklin & Marshall vs. Washington College, Final, 63-74
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    Former NFL quarterback Don McPherson visited Washington College on Monday, September 23, to address issues of gender identity and domestic violence. McPherson’s presentation, “You Throw Like a Girl,” focused on gender roles and healthy relationships. McPherson’s visit was...
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    Following the Boat Dedication, Alumni hit the Chester River to try out the new fleet.
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    Besides the introduction of WC’s new Director of Waterfront Activities and head sailing coach, the fall semester brought about the acquisition of a new fleet, complete with colorful, new logo-branded sails.  To honor those whose...
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    Going up against six other teams in head-to-head racing, Washington dominated during three full round robins for a total of 63 races. The performance qualified Washington, along with second-place Cornell, for one of the final


Our Top 3 Questions

  • How do I set up a monthly gift?

    To set up a recurring gift, contact Kate Goldberg, Director of Advancement Services at kgoldberg2@washcoll.edu or 410-810-5724.

  • Why should I give to Athletics?

    Gifts to Athletics provide additional funding to WC’s teams beyond a team’s budget.

    Team budgets often do not support important expenses like pre-season trips, video scouting equipment, or post-season banquets. Those are paid for through donations and each team’s own fundraising efforts. (Almost all WC athletes take part in fundraising, from clinics for local students to fruit sales).

  • Will my gift to Athletics count as my Washington Fund gift?

    No. As always, we ask all donors to consider matching their gift with a similar, separate gift to The Washington Fund.

    Annual unrestricted gifts to The Washington Fund are critical to the ongoing financial health of the College. They support the academic programs, student life, financial aid, career services, research, senior thesis – everything that allows students to thrive.

    By giving to The Washington Fund, you elevate the Washington College experience for all students.