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Class Rivalry

WC alumni, backed by a tradition of generosity and pride in their alma mater, are essential to the strength and reputation of the College. Your gifts provide critical resources for student scholarships, academic programs, and campus life. Increased alumni participation rates have fueled WC’s rise in national rankings.

  • George Washington Trophy

    Awarded to the class before their 50th Reunion with the largest total dollars given

    William Smith Trophy

    Awarded to the class before their 50th Reunion with the largest participation in giving

    Victory Bell

    Awarded to the class before their 10th Reunion with the largest total dollars given

    Golden Goose

    Awarded to the class before their 10th Reunion with the largest participation in giving

    Chesapeake Cup

    Awarded to the class beyond their 50th Reunion with the largest total dollars given

    1985
    $5,038,168
    1968
    30%
    2011
    $13,600
    2015
    8%
    1947
    $1,050,510
    1968
    $502,070
    1973
    28%
    2010
    $2,223
    2011
     6% 
    1963
    $168,189
    1997
    $311,446

    ’66, ’70, ’80
    25%

    2006
    $1,400

     ’08, 12, ’14
    5%

    1940
    $100,150

    Tables reflect only gifts received; pledges are not included.
    Updated 1/18/16.

Click here for the full standings

Each year, bragging rights are on the line in the “Count Me In!” race, a giving challenge for alumni classes who have yet to celebrate their fiftieth reunion. 

Four awards are up for grabs and to make things fair, graduates of the last decade (GoLD) compete separately.  

What’s on the line? Following the winners’ public acceptance of their award at Fall Convocation, each class victory will be forever commemorated with an engraved plaque displayed in the Alumni House for all to see.

Don’t be left out. Make your gift before the end of each fiscal year (June 30) and get counted. 

Past Trophy Winners

 


  • John MacLellan
    2010
    John MacLellan
    true
  • Lauren Littlefield ’91
    1991
    Lauren Littlefield ’91
    true
  • Mark Henckel
    1976
    Mark Henckel
    true
  • Arian Ravanbakhsh
    1989
    Arian Ravanbakhsh
    true
  • Bob Eissele
    1960
    Bob Eissele
    true
  • Barbara Salmon
    1962
    Barbara Salmon
    true
  • Barbara Harbaugh Measell
    1970
    Barbara Harbaugh Measell
    true
  • Erin Bollinger Kelble
    2006
    Erin Bollinger Kelble
    true
  • Molly Leach
    2013
    Molly Leach
    true
  • Kelly Biringer Eleneski
    2007
    Kelly Biringer Eleneski
    true
  • Zoe Newell
    2014
    Zoe Newell
    true
  • Carolyn Dunne Gray
    1963
    Carolyn Dunne Gray
    true
  • Kelly Kunsch
    2014
    Kelly Kunsch
    true
  • Brittany Palasik
    2012
    Brittany Palasik
    true