The Columns

University Advancement

Loud and Proud
Receiving a thunderous standing ovation after performing in the Stern Auditorium of Carnegie Hall in New York was “truly one of those great life events” for the University Singers, according to Director Shane Lynch.
Picture of two class co-chairs presenting a class check to W&L president during reunion weekend in Lee Chapel.
The Big Gift
“What makes the 25th and 50th reunion gifts special is the opportunity for the classes to decide what their collective legacy is going to be to W&L,” says Jessica Cohen, W&L’s 25th reunion gift officer, who has overseen the 25th reunion gift campaign since 2006.

In Case You Missed It

Robert Swinarton '50 and his late wife, Roddy.
Generating Retirement Income through the Charitable Remainder Unitrust
The environment at W&L was transformative in the sense that everything you did was governed by the Honor System. You were your own disciplinarian. I had never experienced anything like this, and it made an impact that stayed with me throughout my business and personal life. I attribute my success in business to this.
Your Support Matters
Eileen Small '15
The Art of Philanthropy
Every once in a while someone comes along who reminds us that philanthropy is both profoundly creative and simpler than we think. For Eileen Small ’15, being a philanthropist is as simple as taking the ideas you have for how things could be better and doing something about them.
Alumni in Action
Roy Matthews '54
Roy Matthews ’54 Used His IRA to Help History Professors at W&L
Roy Matthews’s shaky start at W&L did not hint at his future career as a successful university professor. During a recent telephone conversation from his home in Washington, D.C. he described his journey from struggling during his first term at W&L to being a history scholar and author. He also talked about his decision to support the W&L History Department, where his journey began, through his IRA.
Alumni in Action
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