W&L clinches fund-raising goal of $50 million for athletic facilities.
Nearly 700 alumni returned to campus to celebrate classes with graduation years ending in three and eight. This year's reunion classes collectively raised more than $1.5 million for the Annual Fund and committed a total of $5.2 million in current gifts and future pledges.
W&L will name its new indoor athletics and recreation facility for Duchossois '44 in recognition of his leadership support of the project.
The gift supports the education — both theoretical and practical — of budding journalists.
Washington and Lee University celebrated the classes of 1962 and 1957 during the Five-Star Festival November 2 – 4, 2017. In honor of its 55th reunion, the Class of 1962 met recipients of The Class of 1962 Faculty Fellows Fund, an endowment that the class established in 1987 during its 25th reunion.
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Washington and Lee has received a $2.5 million gift from Hal F. and Barbra Buckner Higginbotham to endow the university librarian position.
Kathelen and Daniel Amos made the gift in memory of her son, John Kyle Spencer, a 2013 graduate of W&L. Professor Robert Humston (pictured) will be the new director.
When he arrived on campus in 1954, it would have been hard for Farris Hotchkiss ’58 to imagine celebrating his upcoming 60th reunion.
His generous gift will help deserving young scholars, who might come from less fortunate circumstances, be able to attend W&L.
As we near the end of 2017, Washington and Lee reunion classes are preparing not only for a festive and memorable Alumni Weekend, but also for making a significant impact on current students.
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