$ 586,493 raised 3,533 gifts
UMW Debate has raised $ 5,730 from 62 gifts!
UMW Debate
Support the UMW Debate Team on #MaryWashDay!

The UMW Debate Team competes at regional and  national policy debate tournaments and provides public debate programming for the UMW community throughout the year on topics like gun control, national health insurance, and tuition. We offer opportunities to students of all levels of experience and varying academic interests to learn valuable research, media literacy, speaking, and advocacy skills. In any given year, our debaters prepare and deliver over 100 hours of speeches!

 

With your gift to UMW Debate on Giving Day, you will help ensure those opportunities continue to be available to all our students by supporting:  
 

Tournament Travel and Hosting

The team travels to 12-16 competitions across the country throughout the year. Donor support helps offset rising travel costs. The Debate Team also hosts two intercollegiate competitions each year. Donor support helps us to keep event costs down, while providing exceptional tournament experiences for our guests.
 

Technology  

While we no longer haul tubs and paper files to tournaments, today’s Debate Team requires 21st century gear – laptops, wireless internet, laptop stands, video cameras, storage devices, and online storage and research subscriptions are essential to our team's success. Donor support helps us keep our technological edge.
 

Student Financial Assistance

Economic realities have made students more likely to need to work during their time at college, which has sometimes affected their ability to fully participate/travel with the team. In order to help recruit and retain students, we are hoping to provide financial assistance to offset some of the burden on our students. Donor support could make the difference for one of those students.

UMW Debate Donors
Rank State Donors
1 MD 30
2 VA 12
3 UT 5
$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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$2,500
Jeanne Edwards Johnson '92 Debate Challenge
FULL CHALLENGE MET! THANK YOU, JEANNE EDWARDS JOHNSON '92 AND OUR UMW DEBATE DONORS! Jeanne Edwards Johnson ’92 is issuing a challenge to anyone who supports UMW Debate: When UMW Debate receives its 30th gift, Jeanne will give $2,500. Give to UMW Debate and help unlock this challenge gift!
30 / 30 Gifts
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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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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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