Forge a Legacy focuses on four areas we believe will have the largest impact on the success of our students – today and beyond.
Access & Affordability
Washington College celebrates diversity of thought and experience.
By far, the largest component of our campaign drive is to support scholarships that make our college even more accessible and affordable. This campaign is your opportunity to support future students who wouldn’t have access to a private liberal arts education without your help, and to thereby enrich the Washington College tradition of direct exposure to a diversity of thought and experience. Your contributions will endow scholarship programs to lower costs for new students, and lighten the burden of debt many shoulder.
George Washington lamented his own lack of a formal education. He knew a young nation could not succeed without an educated citizenry. This campaign will open doors to students like young George Washington – students with tremendous potential but limited means. The Forge a Legacy campaign will raise $60 million to ensure Access and Affordability for future students.
When students graduate from Washington College, they leave with far more than a diploma.
With a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1, a Washington College education is simply not possible without a faculty that actively mentors, inspires, and nurtures our students. Your gift provides research and professional development resources that allow us to attract faculty and staff who embrace technological innovation and develop creative approaches.
Part of our goal in bringing the best to Washington College is to recruit a diverse and inclusionary faculty that more accurately reflects our student body. Your generous gift ensures that all students are inspired, supported, and taught by respected thought leaders, pioneers, and advocates in their fields, continuing the Washington College tradition of educating the whole individual. The Forge a Legacy campaign will raise $25 million to ensure our commitment to Faculty Excellence continues well into the future.
Washington College students are engaged students.
Washington College students don’t just study their chosen disciplines — they practice them. They are scientists, historians, authors, musicians, and entrepreneurs, each getting hands-on, practical experience across curricula. Our students are engaged with learning, engaged with the College, engaged with the community, and engaged with the world.
We support and encourage their engagement by providing opportunities to combine disciplines, because everything is connected: Art and science. History and economics. Politics and religion. This approach offers students opportunities for exploration that aren’t available anywhere else. Your donation ensures our ability to build and sustain programs and initiatives that continue the tradition of hands-on, cross-disciplinary learning that our students carry with them into rewarding lives as engaged citizens. The Forge a Legacy campaign will raise $35 million to maintain and enhance our reputation for the highest-quality student experience.