The tradition of philanthropy is one of the defining characteristics of Washington and Lee University. Your support of the law school helps us maintain our top tier ranking in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Outright Gifts or Pledges
Checks can be written to Washington and Lee University and sent to the Washington and Lee School of Law, Lewis Hall 517, 204 West Washington St., Lexington VA 24450-2116. We also accept instant, online credit card gifts. Our online gift form accepts MasterCard, VISA, Discover and American Express.
Gifts of Stock
Many donors make their gift to Washington and Lee in the form of securities. Donor benefits for making a gift of an appreciated stock to the Law School are many and include avoidance of capital gains tax on appreciated securities. Stock is best transferred to the School, and not sold by the donor. For more information, contact the Law Relations office at 540-458-8584.
Electronic Funds Transfer
By utilizing an EFT, a set amount is deducted from your checking or savings account at a frequency you choose for as long as you choose (i.e. $20 a month for one year, or $100 quarterly). Simply fill out this form and send it to Washington and Lee with a voided check or deposit slip.
The Recurring Gift Program is intended to make supporting W&L's Annual Fund more convenient for the donor, and even more beneficial to W&L. This option allows donors to split their total yearly gift into manageable installments (monthly, quarterly, every other month, etc.). Donations can be made from a credit card or checking/savings account. And it allows W&L to immediately put these gifts to work throughout the academic year.
Gifts of Tangible and Intangible Property
You can make your gift to the Law School with real estate, personal property, or life insurance.
Income Generating Gifts
Some donors prefer to give gifts that return income, such as annuity trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds.
Fixed Term Gifts
Charitable lead trusts allow the donor to retain the assets of a trust, while letting the Law School use the assets of a trust for a fixed time period prior to the trust's maturation.
Bequests, retirement income plans, and other estate gifts offer significant tax advantages while allowing donors to make sizeable and important contributions to the future of the Law School.
Not all gifts can be measured in economic terms. Learn how to become an active participant in the Washington and Lee family. We would like to identify a Law Liaison in W&L Alumni chapters across the United States.