Fund for Mary Washington
Support the Fund for Mary Washington on #MaryWashDay!

The Fund for Mary Washington is UMW’s unrestricted annual fund. Gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington go to work immediately to support critical needs across the University, touching each student's experience.

 

As a state-assisted University, Mary Washington receives less than 27% of its operating budget from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Fund for Mary Washington bridges the gap between state and tuition dollars and the actual cost of providing an outstanding liberal arts education to our 4,000+ students.

 

Your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington is an investment in the future of UMW’s bright, engaged students. It is a vote of confidence in the importance of UMW's mission in today's world. It is the most important way you can offer your support of the University's most pressing needs.

 

“Mary Washington thrives when it understands that its very existence is an investment in hope—a hope in the students we educate and a hope in our Republic’s future.”

-President Troy D. Paino
 

$5,000
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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$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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Leaderboard
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which area is receiving the most funding?
Department (36)
$10,000
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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$2,500
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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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)
Fund for Mary Washington Donors
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