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George Washington Legacy Society

As a friend of Washington College, you know we are proud of our association with our patron, George Washington, and his example of civility, civic responsibility and leadership.

What you may not know is that he was a dedicated philanthropist who supported a more educated citizenry right here in Maryland. In 1783, George contributed 50 guineas to help transform the “College at Chester” into an institution that remains committed to personal, transformative student experiences that shape tomorrow’s leaders.

Like George Washington, many of our alumni, faculty, and friends are committed to providing for the future of Washington College. They know that by planning ahead, they maximize their gifts to Washington College students and those impacted by the scientists, artists, teachers and entrepreneurs who learn integrity and leadership here in Chestertown.

Create Your Legacy

Join with others who are creating a legacy at Washington College by naming the College in your will or as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA, trust, or brokerage account. You can also create a long-term gift while receiving income for life through a charitable gift annuity. Please click here for more details about the many ways you can create a legacy gift that helps provide the Washington College experience to future generations.

GWLS Members

Below are some of our George Washington Legacy Society members.

Photo of Melanie Gness
MELANIE GNESS, 1983
Photo of Niki Goenaga
NIKI GOENAGA, 1993
Photo of James Lewis
Kirby Shedlowski, 2004
 

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