$ 586,493 raised 3,533 gifts
UMW Theatre has raised $ 48,010 from 332 gifts!
UMW Theatre
Support UMW Theatre on #MaryWashDay!

UMW Theatre is committed to helping students create extraordinary lives for themselves. We believe that through the process of developing theatre professionals we help students discover their future selves and their potential to have an impact on our world. We also are steadfast in our belief that we want all UMW students to recognize the power of theatre to enhance the quality of their lives long after they leave our gorgeous campus.

 

Creating theatre is costly. Our demand for resources far exceeds that of the income at the box office from ticket sales and the support we receive from the university. We want our students to be active on our stages, in our shops, in our classrooms, and in the world beyond UMW. To that end we support creative projects, internships, workshops, and professional education opportunities for our students that enhance their ability to be competitive in the professional job market. Our ability to offer the opportunities to our students sets UMW Theatre apart from many other theatre programs across the country. The enormous success of our graduates is a testament to our ability to have a life-changing effect on our students.

 

Your support has a direct impact on the lives of our students, many of whom struggle to make ends meet. We want all of our students to have access to opportunities to find themselves in this work and we are diligent in our efforts to help every student achieve their goals. Your gifts support national industry conference attendance for our students, important auditions and portfolio reviews, guest artists for networking events, materials and supplies for creative projects, royalties for student productions, professional residencies, and scholarships for students who find themselves short of the resources they need to make ends meet.

 

Last year two of our students were selected (in a highly-competitive process) to attend the Strawhat Professional Auditions in New York City. Your support made that possible. This year five of our students (every single student who applied) made the cut—evidence of the growing reputation of our program and the talent of our students. Your support helped these students meet the expenses involved with these auditions.

 

Three of our students attended the Southeastern Theatre Conference auditions in Knoxville, Tennessee this month—once again being selected for this national audition from hundreds of students who auditioned at the state level. Your support helped these students represent UMW Theatre on a national stage, while also strengthening their skills as an emerging theatre artist.

 

Last year two students attended the annual meeting of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology (the preeminent gathering of theatre designers and technicians) in Ft. Lauderdale where they attended professional seminars, interviewed with professional theatres, and networked with students and professionals from around the country. This year nine students attended this prestigious event in Louisville, Kentucky—thanks to donors like you who are giving them a much needed boost in their professional careers.

 

Your gifts make it possible for our students to push beyond their wildest imaginings of what a career in the theatre can be. But your support helps them in other ways, too. For Jennifer, it is the opportunity to see live theatre in Washington, DC, with her class because her family could not afford the ticket due to the recent government shutdown. For Patrick, it was the opportunity to direct an important play in Studio 115 without having to worry about the financial implications of scripts and royalties. For Jess and Grace, it was the chance to spend a month in rehearsal for 12 Angry Men at Ford’s Theatre on an internship arranged by our stage management professor. For Michayla, it is presenting her spoken word choreography at the American Dance Association regional conference for professional critique. For Abe, Olivia, Lydia, Neal, and Diana, it was the opportunity to travel to New York City to attend a prestigious audition in hopes of launching their professional careers.

 

These are a few of the many ways your gifts help our students. Won’t join us in writing more stories of the ways our students discover their potential because of your help?

 

You are our partner in this work and we are ever grateful to have you with us on this journey.

 

 

UMW Theatre Donors
Rank State Donors
1 VA 213
2 NY 21
3 MD 12
$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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Match
Give2Theatre Early Bird Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, ANGELA MILLS '01 AND OUR UMW THEATRE DONORS! Angela Mills '01 will match all gifts to UMW Theatre given before 10:00 a.m., up to $500.
$500 MATCHED
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2
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Give 2 Theatre 1961 Challenge
UNLOCKED! THANK YOU! Polly Updegraff Champ, Class of 1961, will match all gifts to UMW Theatre up to $1,961 in honor of her year of graduation from Mary Washington College.
$1,961 MATCHED
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$2,000
Give2Theatre GOLD Alumni Challenge
UNLOCKED! If UMW Theatre GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) alumni donate $1,000 to UMW Theatre, the parents of a GOLD alumna will give double that amount!
$1,000 / $1,000 Raised
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2
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UMW Theatre Student Challenge
UNLOCKED! THANK YOU, Steven Scheibe! Steven Scheibe, friend of UMW Theatre, will match all gifts to UMW Theatre given by current UMW Theatre students, up to $210.
$210 MATCHED
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UMW Theatre "500" Match
UNLOCKED! If ONE donor singlehandedly gives $500 to UMW Theatre on Giving Day, Mike and Elaine Prendergast, parents of a 1995 graduate, will match it dollar for dollar for a total of $1,000.
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Give2Theatre Parent Match
UNLOCKED! The parents of a UMW Theatre alumnus will match any gift to UMW Theatre by parents of current students and parents of alumni, up to $200.
$200 MATCHED
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UMW Theatre First Year Challenge
UNLOCKED! Carolyn Eldred '66 will match all gifts raised by first-year UMW Theatre students and their parents up to $150.
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2
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Klein Theatre Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, BECKY KLEIN AND OUR UMW THEATRE DONORS! Becky Klein, daughter of Dr. Albert R. Klein, will match any gift to UMW Theatre after 7:30 pm (curtain time) up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
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Give2Theatre "BIG ONE" Challenge
UNLOCKED! When any three alumni donors make a combined gift of $1,250 to UMW Theatre, Sheila Shadmand ’95, will double the donation for a total gift of $2,500!
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$1,000
UMW Theatre Alumni Challenge
UNLOCKED! Martha Smith '99 will make a gift of $1,000 when UMW Theatre receives 100 gifts from UMW Theatre Alumni.
100 / 100 Gifts
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2
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Give2Theatre Faculty/Staff Challenge
UNLOCKED! Ernie & Lynn Ackermann will match gifts to UMW Theatre from current and retired UMW faculty and staff up to $500.
$500 MATCHED
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$250
Give2Theatre Lunchtime Challenge
UNLOCKED! If UMW Theatre receives $250 during lunchtime (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.), loyal patrons and friends of UMW Theatre will make a gift of $250.
$250 / $250 Raised
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Give2Theatre Newbie Challenge
UNLOCKED! The parent of a recent graduate will match gifts from new donors to UMW Theatre, up to $350!
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UMW Theatre Donor Challenge
UNLOCKED! Gregg Stull '82 & Brandon Prendergast '95 will match gifts to UMW Theatre by current UMW Theatre donors, up to $2,000.
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2
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Give2Theatre Class of 2019 Challenge
FULL MATCH MET! THANK YOU, MARY BENDER AND OUR UMW THEATRE DONORS! Mary Bender will match gifts from current seniors (Class of 2019) and their families to UMW Theatre, up to $100.
$100 MATCHED
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$1,500
UMW Theatre Intermission Challenge
UNLOCKED! If UMW Theatre has raised $10,000 by noon on Mary Wash Giving Day, Bill and Terrie Crawley '77 will make a gift of $1,500!
$10,000 / $10,000 Raised
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$500
UMW Theatre Halfway to 500 Challenge
UNLOCKED! Kathleen & Everett Geno, current donors to Friends of Theatre, will give $500 when we reach 250 donors on Giving Day!
250 / 250 Gifts
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$300
Give2Theatre 300 Challenge
UNLOCKED! Karen and Norm Scanlon, longtime UMW Theatre patrons, will give one dollar for every gift given to UMW Theatre up to 300 gifts!
300 / 300 Gifts
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UMW Theatre Backstage Pass Challenge
UNLOCKED! Marilyn Butters, a long-time friend of UMW Theatre and avid Backstage Passer, will match gifts made by any prior or current Backstage Pass participants, up to $500!
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UMW Theatre Road Tripper Challenge
UNLOCKED! A great fan and friend of UMW Theatre, Margaret Huber, will match any gift given by any UMW Theatre Road Tripper up to $500!
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The Studio 115 Challenge
UNLOCKED! An anonymous patron will match gifts up to $115 given to UMW Theatre by any former or current members of the UMW Theatre Studio 115 Committee.
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Give2Theatre Mary Washington ElderStudy Challenge
UNLOCKED! Bob & Carole Hanus, conveners of our longstanding UMW Theatre ElderStudy program, will match all gifts to UMW Theatre from Mary Washington ElderStudy members up to $250.
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Alpha Psi Omega Challenge
UNLOCKED! An anonymous loyal patron who adores UMW Theatre will match any gift given by current or former members of Alpha Psi Omega (Eta Eta Cast), UMW Theatre's honorary, up to $500.
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UMW Theatre Big Apple Challenge
UNLOCKED! When any UMW Theatre alum currently living and working in New York City makes a gift to UMW Theatre, Debe and John Garrison will match it, up to $200.
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Give2Theatre "DMV" Challenge
UNLOCKED! When any alum currently living and working in the DMV area makes a gift to UMW Theatre, Marc & Linda Gallini will match it, up to $100.
Completed
2
Match
UMW Theatre Final Countdown Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, JACK AND MARY ANN STANA AND OUR UMW THEATRE DONORS! Jack and Mary Ann Stana will match all gifts to UMW Theatre in the final two hours of Giving Day (10:00 to 11:59 p.m.) up to $100.
$100 MATCHED
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#MaryWashTheatre Memories Challenge
UNLOCKED! When 25 UMW Theatre alumni post and tag #MaryWashTheatre in photos from their college theatre experiences, Susan Worrell and John Iacunato will make a gift of $500 to UMW Theatre!
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Give2Theatre Let's Get Social Challenge
UNLOCKED! Anna Geisler Hogan '82 will make a gift of $500 to UMW Theatre if the UMW Theatre Giving Day 2019 Trailer gets shared more than 100 times by the end of the day March 19!
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UMW Theatre Faculty/Staff Challenge
UNLOCKED! An anonymous donor is matching all gifts by faculty and staff of UMW Theatre up to $500.
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Theatre Student Employee Challenge
UNLOCKED! When UMW Theatre raises $250 in gifts from current UMW Theatre student employees in the management office, box office, scene shop, or costume shop, the mother of an alumna will give a matching gift!
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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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Leaderboard
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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