W&L Law Annual Fund Posts Record Year

Lexington, VA Thursday, August 21, 2008

It was a record-setting year for the Washington and Lee School of Law Annual Fund. At the close of the 2007-08 fiscal year, the fund totaled $835,823.36, a 4% increase over last year's effort.

Alumni participation in the Law Annual Fund also increased. 1,814 alumni made a gift to the Law Annual Fund. At 37%, Washington and Lee's alumni participation in one of the highest among law schools in the southeast. 

Elizabeth Outland Branner, Director of Law School Advancement, attributed this success to many factors, including a very successful law student phonathon.

"Our alumni enjoy connecting with the current students and discovering that the W&L Law of today is very similar to the one when they were in Lexington," said Branner. "Small class sizes, the honor system, and a collegial community still thrive here."

Added Branner, "Sarah Hughes has brought a lot of creativity and enthusiasm to the fundraising efforts for the Law Annual Fund, and the Law School is fortunate to have her at the helm of that effort."

Gifts to the Law Annual Fund go directly to the Law School for its general operating expenses, supporting many initiatives and student programs, including moot court competitions and law review. In addition, annual fund dollars subsidize student tuition and provide Lexis and Westlaw access to support student research.

Gifts to the 2008-09 Law School Annual Fund can be made now through our online giving form.

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