Society of 1918


The Society of 1918 is committed to growing the engagement, leadership and philanthropy of W&M women to achieve a level of impact, influence and generosity commensurate with their majority representation in the alumni community.

When the society was founded in October 2016, one of the first actions was to create an endowment that would support lifelong engagement and leadership opportunities for W&M women. To that end, the Alumnae Initiatives Endowment was established to enrich W&M women’s engagement opportunities throughout the country, provide exclusive programming for members of the Society of 1918 and help launch the new William & Mary Women’s Weekend, September 21-23, 2018. The endowment is unique in that it is funded almost exclusively by and for women.

In just a few short months, membership in the Society of 1918 has grown to more than 190 women. Charter membership is offered to all women who join the society by June 30, 2018, by contributing $10,000 over a 5-year period ($2,000/year) to the Alumnae Initiatives Endowment. Read more about the beginnings of the society.

Join the Society of 1918

Download the Society of 1918 Brochure

Committee Members

Charter Members

To support the Alumnae Initiatives Endowment or to become a member of the Society of 1918, please contact:

Valerie Cushman, Director of Alumnae Initiatives


Lee J. Foster HON ’13, Executive Director of Principal Gifts & Foundation Operations