Giving at Washington College


    Over nearly two and a half centuries, the generosity of the Washington College community through The Washington Fund has helped build the future for the next generation of leaders. New challenges await us, but together, a brighter future is possible.

    Only when we stand together are we truly Washington College, and only together are all things possible.

    Thank you for your invaluable support, today and always.

    For more detailed information about making a gift to support Washington College, please call us at 410-778-7801.  



    The 1782 Society is the College’s premier giving recognition society, with five annual gift levels, ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 or more, as well as associate levels for recent graduates.

    Society members enjoy unique benefits that reflect their valued role in the College community, including:

    • Invitations to select lectures, receptions, and programs, as well as 1782 parking permits (not available to current students).
    • Reserved, preferred seating at select campus events.
    • Borrower’s card to Miller Library that allows checking out two books for three weeks at no additional fee.
    • Use of the College’s athletic facilities for an additional $200 fee (payable prior to using facilities): Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center, Casey Swim Center, and Schottland Tennis Center. Fee includes family members residing at same address. (Availability of athletic facilities varies seasonally according to team use and student breaks.)  

    Discover the satisfaction of investing in education and joining like-minded benefactors who believe the College is one of George Washington’s greatest legacies to the nation. Unrestricted gifts at 1782 Society levels support the Washington Fund, an annual revenue source that enables the College to direct money to scholarships and other areas of highest priority. 

    1782 Society-level gifts may be made outright, by installment, by transfer of stock, or by credit card through our secure giving site. Any matching gifts received on a member’s behalf will be counted toward their giving level. 

    Questions? Contact:
    Fannie Hobba Shenk '84 P'15 '19
    [email protected]


    There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of our students, from a simple online donation to a legacy gift that reflects your lifetime values.

    If you have questions, please call us at 410-778-7801; we’re happy to provide more information. 

    Credit Card

    Make your gift by selecting the "Make a Gift" tab on this secure online giving page. Any credit card information you provide for online donations is immediately encrypted and used only for that transaction.


    Checks should be made payable to “Washington College” and mailed to:

    Washington College
    Office of College Advancement
    300 Washington Ave.
    Chestertown, MD  21620

    Recurring Gifts

    To set up recurring gift payments, contact College Advancement at 410-810-5724. You can also set up recurring gifts using the "Make a Gift" form on this page or by using Text-to-Donate.  

    Gifts of Stock

    A convenient way to make a gift of securities to Washington College is to arrange with your broker to transfer the shares electronically from your account to the College’s gift account. 

    Legacy Gifts

    If you would like to remember Washington College in your estate plan, you can do so through various methods of gift planning. Learn more about legacy giving at WC.


    The faculty and staff giving program at Washington College sets a strong example for students and makes our commitment to them clear. We are fortunate to see the results of SHINE giving on campus every day. Download the SHINE giving form.


    The Office of College Advancement creates and sustains genuine connections and relationships with Washington College’s alumni, parents, and friends, securing their support as donors, volunteers, and advisers to help the president, the Board of Visitors and Governors, the faculty and staff, and our students to implement the mission of Washington College.

    Vice President's Office

    Susannah Chase ’90 P’21

    Susannah Chase ’90 P’21

    Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations

    Marc Dykeman

    Marc Dykeman M'07

    Director of Advancement Services and Strategy

    Jennifer Kaczmarczyk

    Jennifer Kaczmarczyk

    Executive Assistant to Susie Chase

    Advancement and Alumni Relations

    Shane Brill

    Shane Brill '03 M'11

    Associate Director of Alumni Engagement

    Trish Hamilton

    Trish Hamilton

    Assistant Director of Stewardship and Planned Giving

    L. Josephine Hawn ’08

    L. Josephine Hawn ’08

    Assistant Director of Advancement Services

    Kristina Henry '88

    Kristina Henry '88

    Director of Alumni Relations

    Karen M. Jones

    Karen M. Jones

    Assistant Director of Institutional Giving and Stewardship

    Helen McAdory

    Helen McAdory

    Director of Annual Giving

    Paula Naegele

    Paula Naegele

    Alumni Data and Gift Integrity Specialist

    Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 P’19

    Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 P’19

    1782 Society and Alumni Engagement Director

    Joseph Holt ’83 M’98

    Emily-Kate Smith' 10

    AVP for Advancement and Alumni Relations

    Valerie L. V. Stewart

    Valerie L. V. Stewart

    Associate Director, Institutional and Government Giving


    1782 logo

     Meet The 1782 Society 

    1782 Giving Levels

    The Alonzo G. Decker Jr. Society   $25,000+ 
    William Smith Fellows   $10,000-$24,999 
    President’s Club   $5,000-$9,999 
    Sustaining Members   $2,500-$4,999 
    The Founders Club   $1,500-$2,499

    Associate Membership
    for graduates of the last decade

    Graduation to 4 years out $100
    5 to 9 Years out
    10 Years out $1,000