Mary Wash Giving Day
Come Together.

UMW continues to monitor the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. In light of the increasingly widespread impact on our communities, we have decided to postpone Mary Wash Giving Day, originally scheduled for March 19. It is clear to us that this is not the moment to focus on giving, despite its importance to fulfilling our mission to students.

 

As you know, Mary Washington's strength is in its people. Right now our community needs us to come together in a spirit of sensitivity and support for our communities, for the strangers we don't know, and for the loved ones we do.

 

We hope you are well and stay safe through these unprecedented times.

 

 

 

 

 

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Mary Louise Holmes '97 Challenge for 1,908 gifts
When we reach 1,908 gifts, in honor of our founding year, Mary Louise Holmes '97 will make a gift of $5,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington. Make your gift today and help us reach 1,908 gifts to unlock an additional $5,000!
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$5,000
Philo Funk Rosenfeld ’72, 3000 Gifts Challenge
When we reach our goal of 3,000 gifts on Mary Wash Giving Day, Philo Funk Rosenfeld ‘72 will make a gift of $5,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington . Make your gift today and help us reach 3,000 gifts to unlock an additional $5,000!
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$1,500
Young Alumni Council New Donor Challenge
When 150 young alumni (classes of 2010-2019) make their first-ever gift to UMW, the members of the Young Alumni Council will make a $1,500 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington! Be one of the 150 to unlock this challenge!
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1980s Match, sponsored by James Llewellyn ’87 and Eileen O'Connell '81
which will match all gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington from members of the classes of 1980 – 1989, up to $6,000.  Make a gift to the Fund for Mary Washington on Giving Day, and James and Eileen will match it dollar-for-dollar (up to $6,000 total).  Your doubled gift will go to work immediately to benefit students, funding areas of critical need and creating unique opportunities.  Let’s show how the 1980s come together for Mary Washington!
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Underwood Parent Match
Parent Leadership Circle members Lori and David Underwood P’22 will DOUBLE their fellow UMW parents’ gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington! The Underwoods will match, dollar-for-dollar, each Giving Day gift to the Fund by parents of current UMW students and parents of alumni, up to $2,000. When their full match is unlocked, they will make an additional $500 gift to support the TEAL Peer Educators program in the Center for Prevention and Education.
$1,000
Class of 2020 Challenge
Vice President for Advancement and University Relations Lisa Jamison Bowling '89 is issuing a challenge to the senior class. When 100 gifts are received from members of the Class of 2020 on Mary Wash Giving Day, Lisa will give $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington.
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Class of 1962 Match
An anonymous donor and member of the class of 1962 will match all gifts from fellow classmates of 1962 made to their Class of ’62 Scholarship up to $1,000. Members of the Class of ’62, support your class scholarship and double your impact!
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Class of 1973 50th Reunion Scholarship Match
An anonymous alum will match all gifts made to the Class of 1973 50th Reunion Scholarship up to $1,000. Get your gift in early to double your donation!
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Dean’s Internship Grants Match
The College of Arts and Sciences Advisory Board will match all gifts made to Dean’s Internship Grants up to $10,000. This initiative helps us better support our students who gain experience through unpaid internships. Make your gift today to support these students and double your impact! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Dean’s Internship Grants" as your Fund Designation.
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English Scholarship Match
Lucy Lutterbie ’70 will match all gifts to the Carlton Lutterbie Scholarship up to $6,000. For every $1 you give, Lucy will double your impact on students majoring in English. To designate your gift to the scholarship and qualify for this match, choose “College of Arts and Sciences” as your Area of Support and “English-Carlton R. Lutterbie Jr. Scholarship” as your Fund Designation.
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Jack and Mary Lou Kramer Match for Political Science and International Affairs
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 $2,020. 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.
$1,000
Colin Jennings ’13 Econ Alumni Challenge
When the Economics Department receives its 8th gift from alumni, Colin will make a gift of $1,000 to the Economics Department. Alumni, make your gift to the Economics Department to help unlock an additional $1,000! To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Economics Department" as your Fund Designation.
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COB 10th Birthday Match
All gifts made to the College of Business will be matched up to $10,000 by the COB Executive Advisory Board. COB alumni, give $10 for every year since you graduated!
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Galen deGraff 2:1 Scholarship Match
Robert J. '96 and Sarah Gildersleeve Strassheim '01 will match all Giving Day gifts 2:1 to the Galen F. deGraff Scholarship, up to $2,500. Help unlock an additional $5,000 to the Galen deGraff Scholarship. Make a gift to the scholarship and triple your impact!
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$2,500
College of Education Faculty Challenge
When the College of Education receives 40 gifts from alumni, the College of Education Faculty will unlock a gift of $2,500 to the College of Education. Alumni, make your gift to the CoE and help support our future educators!
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The Great Lives Match
Russell and Barbara Stone Mait '79 are issuing a challenge to all supporters of the William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture Series: Make a gift to Great Lives on Mary Wash Giving Day and they will match it dollar-for-dollar up to $2,000.  If this match is completed by the start of the evening’s Great Lives lecture at 7:30pm, an additional $500 will be unlocked for a total of $2,500 to Great Lives. This is your chance to double your impact when you support Great Lives on Giving Day!
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The Parent Match
A parent of a UMW Theatre Grad will match gifts from parents of alumni up to $1,000.
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The UMW Theatre Student Challenge
Polly Updegraff Champ '61, friend of UMW Theatre and alum, will double any gift given by current UMW Theatre students or their families up to $1000.
$1,250
The Give2Theatre GOLD Alumni Challenge
If UMW Theatre GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Alumni donate $1250 to UMW Theatre, the parents of a GOLD Alumna will DOUBLE the gift!
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The UMW Theatre Backstage Pass Challenge
Two long-time friends of UMW Theatre and avid Backstage Passers will match gifts up to $1,000 for any prior or current Backstage Pass participants!
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UMW Career Ready Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts made to the Center for Career and Professional Development up to $1,000. Make your gift early to double your impact!
$1,000
Anne Robinson Hallerman '77 Library Challenge
When UMW Libraries receives its 50th gift, Anne Robinson Hallerman '77 will give $1,000. Make your gift to support UMW Libraries and help unlock Anne's challenge gift!
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$1,000
ELC Chair Challenge
When the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication receives its 50th gift on Giving Day, the Chair of the Department, Professor Gary Richards, will make a $1,000 gift to the Department. Support the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication and help unlock an additional $1,000!
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Jin Wong ’97 & Kevin Losty ‘98 Baseball Alumni Match
Jin '97 and Kevin '98 will match all gifts made to Friends of Baseball up to $2,000. Support Friends of Baseball and double your gift!
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16-'19 UMW Women's Lacrosse Match
Members of the 2016-2019 classes will match all Giving Day gifts to UMW Women's Lacrosse, up to $1,000!
$1,000
UMW Swimming Parent Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 for UMW Swimming when Friends of Swimming receives 20 gifts of $50 or more from current UMW Swimming parents or swim team members. Made possible by the generosity of the Bergstrom family.
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$1,000
Softball Alumni Challenge
If 20 alumni donate $50 or more to UMW Softball, softball alum Erin Keenan '03 will unlock an extra $1,000 for Friends of Softball!
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$1,000
Women's Tennis Game Set Match Challenge!
Unlock an extra $1,000 for Women's Tennis when Friends of Women's Tennis receives 25 or more gifts. Made possible by the generosity of Simon and Jane Dixon.
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$1,000
Field Hockey Coaches Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 when Friends of Field Hockey receives 25 gifts of $50 or more. Coaches will also run a 100-year sprint for every $100 raised by noon on Giving Day!
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$1,000
BGD 30 and 20 Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 for Men's and Women's Swimming when 30 alumni donate $20 or more in honor of a 30-year win streak for the women and a 20-year win streak for the men.
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Leaderboard
Class Year Leaderboard
Which class is in the lead for total number of gifts?
Leaderboard
Participation Leaderboard
Which areas are seeing the highest participation?
Department (36)
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Farrell First-Time Donor Challenge
Lynne ’62 and Paul Farrell are issuing a special challenge to inspire new donors to support Mary Washington. If we receive gifts from 1,000 first-time donors on Giving Day, we will unlock the Farrells’ $10,000 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington! This is the most ambitious Giving Day goal we have ever set, and we’re counting on our new donors—alumni, parents, students, family members, faculty, staff, and friends of the University—to unlock this challenge gift! Gifts of all amounts count toward the challenge—just be sure to select "Yes" when asked if this is your first-ever gift to the University when you make your gift!
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Margaret Birch '79 New Donor Challenge
When 250 alumni make their first-ever gift to UMW, a gift of $2,500 to the Fund for Mary Washington will be unlocked from alumna Margaret Birch '79. Alumni, make your first-ever gift and help unlock an additional $2,500 for our students!
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Young Alumni Council Young Alumni Match
The Young Alumni Council will match the first $1,000 in gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington made by graduates of the last decade (2010-2019). Make your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington before the matching funds run out!
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Y2J Match
2000s alums, you survived the pressure of picking a "cool" AIM screen name, shows like "Jersey Shore" and "The Simple Life", and of course, Y2K - now it’s time to pay it forward with the help of Y2J! If you graduated between 2000 and 2009, Jay Sinha ’07 will match your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington, doubling your impact on the next generation of Eagles. Make your gift before Jay’s $2,500 in matching funds run out!
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Lee ’04 and Karli Murray ’05 Married Alumni Challenge:
When 50 gifts are received from alumni who are married to other alumni, Lee and Karli 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!
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$2,500
1908 Society Challenge
When we reach 50 gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington from alumni in the 1908 Society (classes that have celebrated their 50th reunion; 1969 and earlier), we will unlock a gift of $2,500 from Juney ‘50 and Marcy Morris ‘50 to the Fund for Mary Washington. Classes of 1969 and earlier, make your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington to help unlock this challenge gift!
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$3,000
Class of 1970 50th Reunion Challenge:
It might be our 50th Reunion year, but we don’t feel a day over 25! That’s why the Reunion Gift Committee has set a goal of 25 Giving Day gifts to the Class of 1970 50th Reunion Endowment for the Talley Center for Counseling Services. If we hit this goal, we will unlock a $3,000 challenge gift from committee members Carole LaMonica Clark, Susie Duffey DiMaina, Anne Sommervold LeDoux, Kathy Shepherd Mehfoud, Kathleen O’Neill, and Kathryn Thiel. To make your gift, go to the “Scholarships and Endowments” button and enter “Class of 1970 Endowment” as your designation.  Help unlock our challenge gift with your donation of any amount!
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$25,000
Dr. Theresa and Dr. Bill Crawley 70’s Challenge
Dr. Theresa Young Crawley ‘77 and Dr. William B. Crawley, Jr. are challenging alumni from the 1970s! If 100 alumni from the 1970s make a gift on Mary Wash Giving Day, it will unlock a $25,000 gift from the Crawleys to support scholarships at Mary Washington.  Make your gift today and help increase the impact of your gift!
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$7,500
Carol Hewitt Guida ’69 Classics, Philosophy and Religion 2:1 Match
Carol Hewitt Guida ‘69 will match all gifts to the Classics, Philosophy and Religion (CPR) Department 2:1, up to $3,750. For every $1 you give, Carol will give $2, tripling your impact on students majoring in CPR, resulting in an extra $7,500 for the department! To designate your gift to the department and qualify for this double-match, choose “College of Arts and Sciences” as your Area of Support and “Classics, Philosophy and Religion” as your Fund Designation.
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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!
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Colin Jennings ’13 Economics Match
Colin Jennings ’13 will match all giving day gifts made to the Economics Department up to $2,000. Make your gift early to the Economics Department to have your gift doubled! To qualify for this match, select "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Economics Department" as your Fund Designation.
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Beautiful Home Services Case Comp 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 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., Melinda May '91, CEO of Featherstone, and Dan Clendenin '07, Vice President of Cary Street Partners LLC, each will contribute an additional $1,000 to support student entrepreneurship and research within the College of Business, bringing the total match to $9,000! Make your gift to the College of Business to double your impact through this match!
$1,000
Double Mocha Ya Ya Match
If you know ya know. Dr. Woody Richardson will match every gift of $5 or more to the College of Business 2:1 up to $500. Help unlock an additional $1,000 to the College of Business. Current students and alumni, support the COB today and triple your impact!
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Dean Peter Kelly and Rob ’93 and Dodie Whitt ’95 COE Match:
Dean Pete Kelly and Rob ’93 and Dodie Whitt '95 will match the first $1,000 in gifts to the College of Education. Make your gift early to DOUBLE your impact before the matching funds run out!
$3,000
College of Education 70 Gifts Challenge
When the College of Education receives its 70th gift, the College of Education Advisory Board will make a gift of $3,000. Make a gift to the College of Education today and help increase the impact of your gift!
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Changing Keys Challenge
A group of anonymous donors are issuing a challenge to all alumni and friends of music at Mary Washington: these donors are matching all gifts to the Piano Fund dollar for dollar up to $2,500 on Mary Wash Giving Day.  Join these supporters in making a difference for music students at Mary Washington!
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The UMW Theatre Fac/Staff Challenge
Retired professor, Roger Kenvin will match gifts from faculty and staff up to $1,000.
$2,000
The UMW Theatre Alumni Challenge
A Mary Wash Theatre Grad will give a gift of $2,000 when UMW Theatre reaches 100 gifts from alumni.
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The Give2Theatre Music Video Challenge
Loyal UMW Theatre patrons will give a gift of $1,000 if the UMW Theatre Giving Day Music Video gets shared more than 100 times before the end of Giving Day!
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Dr. Gregory and Ellen Oliver Honors Program Match
Gregory and Ellen Oliver will match all gifts made to the Honors Program up to $1,000. Make your gift early and double your impact!
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Sierra Club $1,000 Match
The Sierra Club will match dollar-for-dollar any gift made to Earth and Environmental Science up to $1,000. Get your gift in early to have your gift doubled!
$1,000
UMW Debate Distinguished Alumni Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 for the Debate Team if UMW Debate receives 50 gifts. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous Distinguished Alumni Donor!
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Let's Win the Men's Rugby Match
Double your donation! The first $5,000 in gifts to Friends of Men's Rugby will receive a dollar-for-dollar match. Made possibly by Jeremy and Alison Levine.
$1,000
Women's Volleyball Challenge
Unlock $1,000 for women’s volleyball when they raise $4,135 or more which is the total that the team received last year on MWGD!
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$1,000
UMW Swimming Alumni Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 to UMW Swimming when 20 alumni make a gift of $50 or more. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous UMW Swimming alum.
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$1,000
Irene Roberts '86 Women's Basketball '85-'87 Alumni Challenge
When Women's Basketball receives its 10th gift from alumni from the classes of '85, '86, or '87, alumna Irene Roberts '86 (AKA Rene Thomaidis) will unlock an additional $1,000 for Friends of Women's Basketball. 1985, 1986, and 1987 alumni, support Women's Basketball and help unlock an additional $1,000!
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$1,000
Softball Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 for softball when Friends of Softball receives $2,000, which is the equivalent of last year's totals on MWGD. This is made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.
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$1,000
UMWFH '16 Young Alumni Challenge
If 20 young alumni (classes of 2010-2019) donate $50 or more, UMW Field Hockey '16 alums will unlock an extra $1,000 for Friends of Field Hockey. Thank you to alumni Jenna Steele, Haley Kane, Kathleen Namey, Hunter Causey, and Carlee Budd for making this challenge possible!
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$1,000
Men's Lacrosse Fast Break Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 for Men's Lacrosse when Friends of Men's Lacrosse receives their first $2,500 in gifts. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor.
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$1,000
Men's Lacrosse Wellner Family Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 for Men's Lacrosse when Friends of Men's Lacrosse raises a total of $5,000. Made possible by the generosity of alumnus Ryan Wellner '00 and his family.
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Leaderboard
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which area is receiving the most funding?
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Linda Blakemore '84 W. Basketball v. W. Lacrosse Challenge
UNLOCK $1,000 for Women's Basketball or Women's Lacrosse! Whoever has raised the most money divided by current rostered athletes (14 for Women's Basketball and 34 for Women's Lacrosse) will unlock an additional $1,000.
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