$ 586,493 raised 3,533 gifts
College of Arts & Sciences has raised $ 80,099 from 640 gifts!
College of Arts & Sciences
Support the College of Arts & Sciences on #MaryWashDay!

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is the heart and soul of UMW. Our 19 academic departments and 200+ faculty offer over 30 cutting-edge majors that incorporate contemporary issues such as diversity, digital fluency, service, and social justice.

 

Because UMW receives less than a quarter of its budget from the Commonwealth of Virginia, we need your help to remain competitive in providing high-impact education for our students. Such practices extend the education beyond the walls of the classroom. But these activities involve extra time, commitment, and expense if they are to succeed, which is why we need your help. Students who engage in high-impact learning programs are more satisfied with their education and graduate at higher rates than students who did not have such experiences. Isn’t that worth doing for as many students as possible?

Achieving the best return on our high-impact practices means we need to provide more scholarships, better faculty support, and more options for internships, undergraduate research, and service learning. Your gift will help us achieve those goals.

 

If you wish to designate your gift to an academic department, your gift will support programs in that department. A gift designated to the College of Arts and Sciences will support expanded opportunities for all of our students. 

 

The following is a list of CAS designations you may choose to support with your Giving Day gift:

College of Arts and Sciences

American Studies Scholarship

Art and Art History Department

Biology Department

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) Program

Chemistry Department

Classics, Philosophy and Religion - Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund

Computer Science Department

Earth and Environmental Sciences Department

Economics Department

English, Linguistics and Communication Department

English - Carlton R. Lutterbie Jr. Scholarship

Geography Alumni Scholarship

Historic Preservation Department

History Department

Leidecker Center for Asian Studies

Mathematics Department

Modern Languages and Literature Department

Nursing - BSN Completion Program

Physics Department

Political Science and International Affairs Department

Psychology - J. Christopher "Topher" Bill Scholarship

Sociology and Anthropology Department
Or you may select "Other" and enter your gift designation. 

 

Your gift will enable our innovative programs to reach more students than would otherwise be possible. Please help us reach our objective to deliver high quality arts and sciences programming and make UMW truly be, in President’s Paino’s words, “an investment of hope for the future.”

College of Arts & Sciences Donors
Rank State Donors
1 VA 425
2 MD 33
3 DC 21
$1,600
Andrew Nelson ’09 Young Alumni Challenge
CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, ANDREW NELSON '09 AND OUR YOUNG ALUMNI DONORS! Andrew Nelson ’09 will match all Giving Day gifts to any designation from the classes of 2009-2018 with an equal gift to the Fund for Mary Washington, up to $1,600.
$1,600 / $1,600 Raised
Completed
$1,500
Young Alumni Council Lunch Break Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, YOUNG ALUMNI COUNCIL AND OUR YOUNG ALUMNI DONORS! When we reach 100 gifts from graduates of the last decade (2009-2018) between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the members of the Young Alumni Council will make a $1,500 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington! Be one of the 100 to unlock this challenge!
100 / 100 Gifts
Completed
$1,000
Ed '93 and Amy Wray Sabo '93 Married Alumni Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE UNLOCKED! THANK YOU, ED AND AMY WRAY SABO AND MARRIED ALUMNI DONORS! When 25 gifts are received from alumni who are married to other alumni, Ed and Amy will give $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington! Married alumni, make your gift to any area to help unlock an extra $1,000 to benefit students!
25 / 25 Gifts
Completed
$1,250
Class of 2019 Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, VICE PRESIDENT FOR ADVANCEMENT AND UNIVERSITY RELATIONS LISA JAMISON BOWLING '89 AND OUR SENIOR CLASS DONORS! Vice President for Advancement and University Relations Lisa Jamison Bowling '89 is issuing a challenge to the senior class. When 89 gifts (a nod to Lisa's class, which is celebrating its 30th Reunion this year) are received from members of the Class of 2019 on Mary Wash Giving Day, Lisa will give $1,250 to the Fund for Mary Washington.
89 / 89 Gifts
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2
Match
$1,500 Biology Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, ANONYMOUS SPONSOR AND OUR BIOLOGY DEPARTMENT DONORS! Double your donation! The first $1,500 in gifts to the Biology Department will receive a dollar-for-dollar match. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor!
$1,500 MATCHED
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$500
Art and Art History Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, DAVE HANSEN '17 AND ART AND ART HISTORY DONORS! Make a gift to the Art and Art History Department, and Dave Hansen '17 will match it with an equal gift to the JeanAnn Dabb Memorial Fund in Art History, which benefits travel needs of students within the department. This is your chance to double your impact when you support Art and Art History on Giving Day! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Art and Art History Department" as your Fund Designation.
$500 / $500 Raised
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2
Match
Ashley Demander '07 Match for Chemistry
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, ASHLEY DEMANDER '07 AND OUR CHEMISTRY DEPARTMENT YOUNG ALUMNI DONORS! Calling all Chemistry alumni of the 2000s! Ashley Demander ’07 will match all Giving Day gifts to the Chemistry department from the classes of 2000 through 2018 dollar-for-dollar, up to $1,000 total. DOUBLE your impact and help the Chemistry department purchase a new NMR! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Chemistry Department" as your Fund Designation.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
CPR Match for the Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund
Janet F. Wishner, Professor Emerita of Philosophy, and Marsha Lynn Wilkins '62 are matching all gifts to the Classics, Philosophy, and Religion department's Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund, up to $3,500! Gifts will support a lecture series featuring renowned scholars in the field of late antiquity. To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Classics, Philosophy, and Religion - Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund" as your Fund Designation.
$1,405 MATCHED
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2
Match
Littlefield Geography Match
Keith '79 and Ellen Erskine Littlefield '79 are matching ALL gifts to the Geography Alumni Scholarship! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation. DOUBLE your impact with your gift to support Geography students!
$10,253 MATCHED
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$4,000
Jeff Rountree '91 Geography Challenge
CHALLENGE UNLOCKED! THANK YOU JEFF ROUNTREE '91 AND OUR GEOGRAPHY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP DONORS! In honor of the Geography department's 60th anniversary, Jeff Rountree '91 will give $4,000 to the Rountree Endowment for Geography when 60 gifts are received to the Geography Alumni Scholarship. Unlock this challenge gift by choosing "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation.
60 / 60 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
“All in” for Dick Palmieri’s World Regional Geography Class Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, PROFESSOR DAWN BOWEN AND OUR GEOGRAPHY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP DONORS! Don’t be late! Professor Dawn Bowen will match all gifts to the Geography Alumni Scholarship from 8 to 10 a.m., up to $500. To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Mapping Marshall Bowen’s Adventures in North America Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, GLENN MARKWITH '76 AND OUR GEOGRAPHY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP DONORS! “Topo” the morning to You! Glenn Markwith ’76 will match all gifts to the Geography Alumni Scholarship from 10 a.m. to noon, up to $300. To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation.
$300 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Out Standing in the Field Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR CAITIE FINLAYSON AND PROFESSOR STEPHEN HANNA AND OUR GEOGRAPHY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP DONORS! All in for field work, field trips, and other reasons geographers are “Out Standing in the Field!” Assistant Professor Caitie Finlayson and Professor Stephen Hanna will match all gifts to the Geography Alumni Scholarship from 12 to 2 p.m., up to $250. To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation.
$250 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Physical Geography with Joe and Jackie Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JOE NICHOLAS AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR JACKIE GALLAGHER AND OUR GEOGRAPHY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP DONORS! Get your feet muddy! Associate Professor Joe Nicholas and Associate Professor Jackie Gallagher will match gifts to the Geography Alumni Scholarship from 2 to 4 p.m., up to $300. To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation.
$300 MATCHED
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2
Match
Patty Mims '92 Geography Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, PATTY MIMS' 92 AND OUR GEOGRAPHY ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP DONORS! Geographers are “all in” for study abroad! Patty Mims ’92 will match gifts to the Geography Alumni Scholarship from 6 to 9 p.m., up to $500. To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation.
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Jack and Mary Lou Kramer Match for Political Science and International Affairs
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, PROFESSOR JACK KRAMER AND HIS WIFE MARY LOU AND OUR POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT DONORS! Professor Jack Kramer and his wife Mary Lou will match all gifts to the Political Science and International Affairs department on Mary Wash Giving Day, up to $2,019. This is your chance to DOUBLE your impact! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Political Science and International Affairs Department" as your Fund Designation.
$2,019 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Steve Hampton Match for the J. Christopher "Topher" Bill Scholarship in Psychology
UPDATE: HIS ORIGINAL $3,000 MATCH WAS FULLY MET, SO STEVE HAMPTON DECIDED TO UP IT TO $5,000! CALLING ALL PSYCHOLOGY ALUMNI TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Retired professor Steve Hampton will match the first $5,000 in gifts to the J. Christopher “Topher” Bill Scholarship for Psychology students. Make your gift early to double your impact before the matching funds run out! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support, and "Psychology - J. Christopher 'Topher' Bill Scholarship" as your Fund Designation.
$5,000 MATCHED
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Leaderboard
Participation Leaderboard
Which areas are seeing the highest participation?
Rank Department Gifts
1 UMW Athletics 1,147
2 College of Arts & Sciences 638
3 Fund for Mary Washington 462
4 UMW Theatre 332
5 Campus Recreation 192
6 College of Business 132
7 Other 96
8 Great Lives 76
9 College of Education 67
10 UMW Debate 62
11 UMW Libraries 60
12 Music 59
13 James Farmer Multicultural Center 46
14 First-in-Family Students 45
15 UMW Philharmonic 41
16 Center for International Education 36
17 Leadership Development (SAE) 33
18 General Scholarship Fund 29
19 James Monroe Museum 29
20 Center for Career and Professional Development 28
21 Gari Melchers Home and Studio 25
22 UMW Galleries 20
23 The Blue and Gray Press 17
24 Dance 13
25 Student Governance 13
26 COAR (Community Outreach and Resources) 12
27 Honors Program 11
28 President's Impact Fund 9
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Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which area is receiving the most funding?
Rank Department Raised
1 UMW Athletics $115,412.58
2 Fund for Mary Washington $71,121.92
3 College of Arts & Sciences $52,522.62
4 UMW Theatre $37,889.30
5 College of Business $21,692.00
6 Great Lives $9,811.42
7 Music $8,290.00
8 UMW Philharmonic $5,455.71
9 Campus Recreation $3,805.00
10 UMW Libraries $3,362.10
11 UMW Debate $3,230.14
12 College of Education $3,085.00
13 Gari Melchers Home and Studio $2,770.71
14 First-in-Family Students $2,720.00
15 James Farmer Multicultural Center $2,270.00
16 Dance $2,020.00
17 Center for Career and Professional Development $1,840.00
18 General Scholarship Fund $1,805.00
19 James Monroe Museum $1,600.00
20 UMW Galleries $1,320.00
21 Center for International Education $1,241.00
22 Leadership Development (SAE) $1,048.17
23 Student Governance $795.17
24 The Blue and Gray Press $595.00
25 Honors Program $535.00
26 COAR (Community Outreach and Resources) $475.00
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Class Year Leaderboard
Which class is in the lead for total number of gifts?
UMW Class Year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2014 102
2 2018 92
3 2016 88
4 2017 62
5 2008 60
6 2015 60
7 2012 55
8 2010 55
9 1995 52
10 2011 42
11 2007 42
12 1996 41
13 2009 41
14 2013 40
15 1998 40
16 2005 35
17 1994 35
18 2003 34
19 2006 32
20 2001 31
21 2004 31
22 1993 30
23 2000 29
24 1992 28
25 1977 28
26 1979 28
27 2002 28
28 1971 28
29 1969 27
30 1990 27
31 1982 27
32 1997 26
33 1991 25
34 1983 24
35 1989 21
36 1988 20
37 1974 20
38 1999 19
39 1984 18
40 1986 18
41 1968 18
42 1981 17
43 1972 17
44 1970 15
45 1965 14
46 1973 14
47 1987 13
48 1985 12
49 1975 11
50 1978 11
51 1980 10
52 1960 9
53 1962 9
54 1957 9
55 1966 9
56 1961 8
57 1964 7
58 1976 6
59 1956 6
60 1958 5
61 1967 5
62 1959 3
63 1952 2
64 1963 2
65 1953 2
66 1950 2
67 1949 2
68 1935 1
69 1947 1
70 1945 1
71 1955 1
72 1946 1
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Leaderboard
College of Arts and Sciences Leaderboard
Which department in the College of Arts and Sciences is receiving the most gifts?
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Geography Alumni Scholarship $10,253.00
2 Psychology - J. Christopher "Topher" Bill Scholarship $7,715.00
3 English - Carlton R. Lutterbie, Jr. Scholarship $3,420.00
4 Chemistry Department $3,420.00
5 Computer Science Department $3,345.00
6 Economics Department $2,795.08
7 Art and Art History Department $2,660.00
8 Political Science & International Affairs Department $2,444.85
9 Mathematics Department $2,404.19
10 English, Linguistics and Communication Department $2,190.20
11 Historic Preservation Department $1,655.00
12 Biology Department $1,610.00
13 College of Arts and Sciences $1,600.00
14 American Studies Scholarship $1,435.16
15 Classics, Philosophy and Religion - Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund $1,405.14
16 Earth and Environmental Sciences Department $1,220.00
17 History Department $970.00
18 Modern Languages and Literature Department $570.00
19 Sociology and Anthropology Department $385.00
20 Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) Program $150.00
21 Leidecker Center for Asian Studies $100.00
22 Physics Department $40.00
23 Nursing-BSN Completion Program $0.00
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12:00-1:59 a.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: UMW DEBATE! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 12 a.m. and 1:59 a.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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2:00-3:59 a.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: FIELD HOCKEY! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 2 a.m. and 3:59 a.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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4:00-5:59 a.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: CENTER FOR CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 4 a.m. and 5:59 a.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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6:00-7:59 a.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: COLLEGE OF BUSINESS! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 6 a.m. and 7:59 a.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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Success!
8:00-9:59 a.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: MUSIC! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 8 a.m. and 8:59 a.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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10:00-11:59 a.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: WOMEN"S BASKETBALL! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 10 a.m. and 11:59 a.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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12:00-1:59 p.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: UMW GALLERIES! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 12 noon and 1:59 p.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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2:00-3:59 p.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: MEN'S RUGBY! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 2 p.m. and 3:59 p.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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4:00-5:59 p.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: STUDENT GOVERNANCE! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 4 p.m. and 5:59 p.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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6:00-7:59 p.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: UMW LIBRARIES! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 6 p.m. and 7:59 a.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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Success!
8:00-9:59 p.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: UMW SOFTBALL! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 8:00 p.m. and 9:59 p.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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10:00-11:59 p.m. Nest Egg Prize
WINNER: MEN'S BASKETBALL! Each designation that receives at least one gift between 10 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. will be entered in a random drawing for a bonus $500 gift. All 12 Nest Egg Prizes offered throughout Giving Day, totaling $6,000, are made possible by the generosity of Mike '95 and Katie Valentine Charnoff '04.
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