$ 586,493 raised 3,533 gifts
College of Business has raised $ 35,284 from 132 gifts!
College of Business
Support the College of Business on #MaryWashDay!

The College of Business offers programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  The undergraduate program builds on the Mary Washington tradition of a well-rounded education based in the liberal arts, with small classes that encourage direct interaction with expert faculty.  As other schools of business are just discovering the value of a solid grounding in the liberal arts for tomorrow’s leaders, UMW has a long history of teaching business-related subjects, dating back to 1919. Our program has been, and will remain, firmly rooted in its liberal arts foundation. We offer solid academic core curricula and innovative programming designed to meet the changing needs of the next generation of business leaders in the Fredericksburg region.

 

Today, our alumni are found in an amazing array of businesses, government agencies, schools and not-for-profit organizations. Some have risen through the ranks to executive positions here and abroad, some are entrepreneurs running very successful enterprises, and some are teachers and professors. We are very proud of our heritage and excited about our future. We hope you will join us as we create the latest iteration of business education in the public liberal arts university that Mary Washington is becoming.

 

Why Support the College of Business?
 

Your gift today will support student scholarships and programming, making college more affordable and helping gifted students to focus on their educational and professional goals. Your gift will help faculty to continue to engage our students in a relevant business education.

 

How Your Gift Will Help
 

Your gift to the College of Business or the College of Business Endowment will support programs like:

  • Professional development programs, including speed networking, resume workshops, and "dress for success" events that will prepare our students to stand out in the workforce.
  • Travel opportunities
  • Student research opportunities
  • Scholarships
  • Women in Business program

Option 2. Your gift to the Galen deGraff Scholarship will help endow a scholarship honoring Galen deGraff, Professor Emeritus:

Galen deGraff was a professor who taught business, but primarily finance, at UMW for 21 years beginning in the early 1990’s. Dr. deGraff’s teaching style and rigor had a lasting impact on students, propelling several to great successes in professional careers. 

 

Because of the impact Dr. deGraff had on them, a group of alumni aims to create an endowed scholarship in his name. An ancillary benefit of the scholarship is that when the endowment reaches $50,000, a classroom in Woodard Hall can be named for Dr. deGraff. This is the chance for you to help recognize the impact Dr. deGraff may have had on you.

College of Business Donors
Rank State Donors
1 VA 103
2 NC 5
3 MD 4
$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
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$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
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$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
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$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
Galen F. deGraff Scholarship Match
Robert J. '96 and Sarah Gildersleeve Strassheim '01 will match all Giving Day gifts to the Galen F. deGraff Scholarship, up to $2,500. Make a gift to the scholarship and double your impact!
$1,806 MATCHED
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2
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Beautiful Home Services COB Match
Beautiful Home Services is proud to support the next generation of entrepreneurs by sponsoring this year’s College of Business Case Competition. President Andrew Blate ’04 is issuing a challenge to his fellow business owners: Make a gift to the College of Business Endowment on Giving Day, and his company will match it dollar-for-dollar, up to $6,000. Linda Blakemore ’84, President and CEO of The Gemini 3 Group, Inc., and Melinda May ’91, CEO of Featherstone, each will contribute an additional $1,000 to support the case competition, bringing the total match to $8,000! Make your gift to the College of Business Endowment to double your impact through this match!
$2,900 MATCHED
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2
Match
Lou Marmo '94 goHappy Match
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, LOU MARMO '94, goHappy AND COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DONORS! Lou Marmo ’94 and goHappy will match all gifts to the College of Business during the second half of Giving Day (12 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.), up to $1,500. goHappy helps alumni stay in touch, providing them with a private space filled with only the things they want to share with each other.
$1,500 MATCHED
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$2,000
COB Advisory Board Opening Bell Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, COB ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS AND OUR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DONORS! When the College of Business receives its first 25 gifts, COB Advisory Board members will give $2,000. Make your gift early to help unlock an additional $2,000 to benefit Business students!
25 / 25 Gifts
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$2,000
COB Advisory Board Tick Index Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, COB ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS, AND OUR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DONORS! When the College of Business hits 50 Giving Day gifts, COB Advisory Board members will give $2,000. Your gift of any amount will help unlock an additional $2,000 to benefit Business students!
50 / 50 Gifts
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$2,000
COB Advisory Board Blue Chip Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, COB ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS AND OUR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DONORS! When the College of Business hits 100 Giving Day gifts, COB Advisory Board members will give $2,000. Your gift of any amount will help unlock an additional $2,000 to benefit Business students!
100 / 100 Gifts
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$1,000
Rob '93 and Dodie Whitt '95 $1k COB Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, ROB '93 AND DODIE WHITT '95 AND OUR COLLEGE OF BUSINESS DONORS! Rob ’93 and Dodie Whitt '95 will make a $1,000 gift to the College of Business when the COB receives $10,000 in gifts. Give to the COB today to help unlock an additional $1,000!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
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Match
Leigh Frackelton COB Student Challenge
Professor Leigh Frackelton will match all gifts from current Business students to the College of Business up to $3,000. Business students, make your gift to double your impact!
$386 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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Leaderboard
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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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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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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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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