Washington and Lee’s re-created Honored Benefactors’ Wall, in the foyer of Washington Hall, was christened last Friday, Feb. 8, during a brief ceremony during the Board of Trustees meeting. The Honored Benefactors’ Wall was established in 1983, with 15 names to start. It contains the names of individuals, corporations and foundations whose gifts to W&L [...]
The Dyson Foundation of Millbrook, N.Y., has made a $2.5 million grant to Washington and Lee University to develop the University’s new Center for Global Learning.
Washington and Lee University raised $32.1 million in new gifts and pledges in the 2011-12 fiscal year, while reaching new highs in the University's Annual Fund in both the amount of dollar support and the percentage of alumni who donated.
The family of I-Hsiung Ju, the award-winning professor of art and artist-in-residence emeritus at Washington and Lee University, has established an endowment for traditional Chinese art studies in his honor with an initial gift of $50,000.
Washington and Lee University’s capital campaign film “Echoes of the Past, Voices of the Future” captivated judges and snagged a coveted Platinum Best of Show award in the Fund Raising category at the 2012 Aurora Awards competition. The film received “excellent” marks across the three judging categories of execution, content and creativity. “Beautifully done,” read [...]
George Bent, professor of art history and head of the Department of Art and Art History at Washington and Lee University, will present the Sidney Gause Childress Professorship Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. Bent is the first to hold the professorship, which was established in [...]
Marc Benamou, an ethnomusicologist and associate professor of music at Earlham College, in Indiana, is serving as the John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor at Washington and Lee University during the 2012 Spring Term. Benamou, who is teaching a new course in world music during the four-week term, specializes in gamelan music, a traditional form of music, [...]
Jamie and Alison Small, of Midland, Texas, have made a $100,000 challenge gift to a new endowment fund that Washington and Lee University has established in memory of Pamela Hemenway Simpson, the Ernest Williams II Professor of Art History, who died in October 2011.
Washington and Lee University has received a $1 million endowment gift from Kimberly T. Duchossois to support competitive salaries for the University's coaches and to name the athletic director's position in honor of Michael F. Walsh, former athletic director at W&L and currently special assistant to the vice president for University advancement.
Washington and Lee University has officially launched the most ambitious fund-raising campaign in its history, setting a goal of $500 million to be reached by June 30, 2015.