Giving at Washington College
For more detailed information about making a gift to support Washington College, please call us at 410-778-7801.
The 1782 Society is the College’s premier giving recognition society, with five annual gift levels, ranging from $1,500 to $25,000 or more, as well as associate levels for recent graduates.
Society members enjoy unique benefits that reflect their valued role in the College community, including:
- Invitations to select lectures, receptions, and programs, as well as 1782 parking permits (not available to current students).
- Reserved, preferred seating at select campus events.
- Borrower’s card to Miller Library that allows checking out two books for three weeks at no additional fee.
- Use of the College’s athletic facilities for an additional $200 fee (payable prior to using facilities): Johnson Lifetime Fitness Center, Casey Swim Center, and Schottland Tennis Center. Fee includes family members residing at same address. (Availability of athletic facilities varies seasonally according to team use and student breaks.)
Discover the satisfaction of investing in education and joining like-minded benefactors who believe the College is one of George Washington’s greatest legacies to the nation. Unrestricted gifts at 1782 Society levels support the Washington Fund, an annual revenue source that enables the College to direct money to scholarships and other areas of highest priority.
1782 Society-level gifts may be made outright, by installment, by transfer of stock, or by credit card through our secure giving site. Any matching gifts received on a member’s behalf will be counted toward their giving level.
Fannie Hobba Shenk '84 P'15 '19
There are many ways to make a difference in the lives of our students, from a simple online donation to a legacy gift that reflects your lifetime values.
If you have questions, please call us at 410-778-7801; we’re happy to provide more information.
Make your gift by selecting the "Make a Gift" tab on this secure online giving page. Any credit card information you provide for online donations is immediately encrypted and used only for that transaction.
Checks should be made payable to “Washington College” and mailed to:
Office of College Advancement
300 Washington Ave.
Chestertown, MD 21620
To set up recurring gift payments, contact College Advancement at 410-810-5724. You can also set up recurring gifts using the "Make a Gift" form on this page or by using Text-to-Donate.
Gifts of Stock
A convenient way to make a gift of securities to Washington College is to arrange with your broker to transfer the shares electronically from your account to the College’s gift account.
If you would like to remember Washington College in your estate plan, you can do so through various methods of gift planning. Learn more about legacy giving at WC.
The faculty and staff giving program at Washington College sets a strong example for students and makes our commitment to them clear. We are fortunate to see the results of SHINE giving on campus every day. Download the SHINE giving form.
The Office of College Advancement creates and sustains genuine connections and relationships with Washington College’s alumni, parents, and friends, securing their support as donors, volunteers, and advisers to help the president, the Board of Visitors and Governors, the faculty and staff, and our students to implement the mission of Washington College.
Vice President's Office
Susannah Chase ’90 P’21
Vice President of Advancement and Alumni Relations
Marc Dykeman M'07
Director of Advancement Services and Strategy
Executive Assistant to Susie Chase
Advancement and Alumni Relations
Shane Brill '03 M'11
Associate Director of Alumni Communications
Assistant Director of Donor Relations
L. Josephine Hawn ’08
Assistant Director of Advancement Services
Karen M. Jones
Assistant Director of Institutional Giving and Stewardship
Joseph Holt ’83 M’98
Executive Director, Institutional Giving and Stewardship
Director of Annual Giving
Alumni Data and Gift Integrity Specialist
Lindsay Pollock ’04
Associate Director, Research Analyst
Fannie Hobba Shenk ’84 P’15 P’19
1782 Society and Alumni Engagement Director
Emily-Kate Smith' 10
AVP for Advancement and Alumni Relations
Valerie L. V. Stewart
Associate Director, Institutional and Government Giving