50th Reunion

50th reunion classes leave a legacy at W&L and honor their alma mater through a significant class reunion gift.

50th Reunion Giving Overview

The 50th reunion classes look forward to continuing a longstanding 50th-reunion tradition of generously giving back to Washington and Lee. While reunions are often associated with looking back, the 50th milestone enables the class to look forward. Inspired by W&L's motto Non Incautus Futuri, each class leaves a legacy that will benefit the university for years to come. Nothing embodies the spirit of W&L nor demonstrates alumni loyalty more than the 50th reunion giving campaign.

Class Projects

The Class of 1974 James D. Farrar Sr. Scholarship

The Class of 1974 James D. Farrar Sr. Scholarship recognizes outstanding leadership potential, integrity, academic promise, and a zest for life as exhibited through varied extracurricular interests.  The scholarship was created by the members of the Class of 1974 on the occasion of their 25th reunion to honor the memory of James D. Farrar Sr., a member of the Class of 1949, long-time dean of admissions, and a lifelong friend to generations of W&L students. The award is made without geographic restriction to a student with financial need.

Make Your 50th Reunion Gift

  • Give Now (If your collective 50th gift includes areas in addition to the Annual Fund, please choose "OTHER" for the designation on the first page. On the second page, please enter how you wish to designate your gift in the "W&L Class and Comments" box, including how much should go to the Annual Fund.)
  • You may make your comprehensive 50th reunion pledge through downloading and filling out the pledge and bequest forms or by contacting Erin Stringer, director of reunion giving at estringer@wlu.edu. Please return completed forms via mail to Washington and Lee University, 204 W. Washington Street, Lexington, VA 24450. Questions about your gift or pledge may also be directed to Erin.

What Counts?

  • Gifts or five-year pledges made during reunion year
  • Gifts or five-year pledges
  • Planned gift commitments (counting from July 1 after 45th reunion through June 30 of 50th reunion year)
  • Gifts or five-year pledges
  • Payments to any university fund (counting from July 1 after 45th reunion for 10-year period)
  • Planned gift commitments (counting from July 1 after 45th reunion through June 30 of 50th reunion year)

50th Reunion Staff Contacts

Erin Stringer
Director of Reunion Giving

Jacqueline Painter
Associate Director of Gift Planning

Michelle Jones
Director of Alumni Reunions and Events

Largest 50th Reunion Gift Totals

  1. Class of 1969: $ 13,267,448.88
  2. Class of 1968: $ 11,115,427.28
  3. Class of 1967: $ 9,893,952.12
  4. Class of 1964: $ 8,828,845.83
  5. Class of 1962: $ 8,537,870.39

Support Your Class, Give in Honor of Your Reunion

Make Your Pledge Now