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Giving

Alumni Giving

WC alumni, backed by a tradition of generosity and pride in their alma mater, are essential to the strength and reputation of the College. Your gifts provide critical resources for student scholarships, academic programs, and campus life. Increased alumni participation rates have fueled WC’s rise in national rankings.

  • George Washington Trophy

    Awarded to the class before their 50th Reunion with the largest total dollars given

    William Smith Trophy

    Awarded to the class before their 50th Reunion with the largest participation in giving

    Victory Bell

    Awarded to the class before their 10th Reunion with the largest total dollars given

    Golden Goose

    Awarded to the class before their 10th Reunion with the largest participation in giving

    Chesapeake Cup

    Awarded to the class beyond their 50th Reunion with the largest total dollars given

    1975
    $12,005
    1983
    8%
    2015
    $848
    2015
    4%
    1940
    $22,500
    1985
    $10,061
    1975
    7%
    2010
    $546
    2012
      3% 
    1950
    $10,000
    1970
    $5,636

    1968

    7%

    2009
    $446

    2009
    3%

    1959
    $5,670

    Tables reflect only gifts received; pledges are not included.
    Updated 9/26/16.

Click here for the full standings

Each year, bragging rights are on the line in the “Count Me In!” race, a giving challenge for alumni classes who have yet to celebrate their fiftieth reunion. 

Four awards are up for grabs and to make things fair, graduates of the last decade (GoLD) compete separately.  

What’s on the line? Following the winners’ public acceptance of their award at Fall Convocation, each class victory will be forever commemorated with an engraved plaque displayed in the Alumni House for all to see.

Don’t be left out. Make your gift before the end of each fiscal year (June 30) and get counted. 

Past Trophy Winners