Endowment Giving

Support for Faculty

The following are minimum levels at which a donor may establish an endowment to support W&L's highest fundraising priorities today.


Create and Name a New Position: $3,500,000 minimum
These gifts allow for the establishment of a faculty position in an identified and approved strategic priority area within the curriculum.

Endow and Name an Existing Position: $2,500,000 minimum
These gifts allow Washington and Lee to recognize and support its best and most senior faculty members.

Visiting Artists, Scholars and Executives

Visiting Scholars and Artists: $1,500,000 minimum
Gifts allow Washington and Lee to bring distinguished scholars and artists from around the country and the world to campus to enrich the curriculum with academic expertise not represented in the permanent faculty.

Visiting Lecturers and Executives: $250,000 minimum
Gifts allow Washington and Lee to bring distinguished academic and professional visitors from around the world to campus for shorter periods of time, to work directly with students and to interact with Washington and Lee faculty.

Faculty Initiatives

Endowments for Faculty Initiatives: $100,000 minimum
Gifts assist Washington and Lee faculty in revitalizing the curriculum, and celebrate and support the unique and rich opportunities the University's curriculum affords for student learning. Gifts to a faculty initiatives fund may support such activities as:

  • New course development
  • Curriculum innovation
  • Faculty professional development, including summer grants and research abroad during the summer
  • Electronic research resources (databases, etc.) to support faculty research


Contact Us

Endowment Giving
Office of University Development
Washington and Lee University
Development Building
Lexington, VA 24450