UMW Athletics
Support UMW Athletics on #MaryWashDay!

Option 1: Eagle Club Gifts to Friends of Athletics directly support all sport programs at Mary Washington. When you give to Friends of Athletics, you are providing critical funding for the department to enhance the UMW student-athlete experience in the following ways:

  • Development and programming for the department’s annual Leadership Academy, a customized leadership course for emerging leaders on all 27 teams; as well as other national leadership opportunities for the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
  • Hosting nationally renowned speakers for the department, and entire campus, including topics like Back to the Nest (2019), mental wellness (2018), diversity and inclusion (2017), and psychology of peak performance (2016)
  • Boosting recruiting dollars for every team and professional development opportunities for head and assistant coaches
  • Strengthening support staff for the benefit of all teams in the areas such as athletic training staff, grounds and facilities staff, strength and conditioning staff, and sport information/marketing staff
  • Enhancing athletic facilities; including game day facilities, practice facilities, academic and study spaces, office spaces, auxiliary training spaces, and sport medicine facilities

Option 2: When you give to a specific sport program, you are committing to a tradition of excellence in the classroom, in our community, and every athletics competition. These gifts immediately impact each program in the following ways:

  • New sport-specific technology and teaching tools for practice
  • Custom training equipment and game day apparel for student-athletes
  • Upgrades for long-distance travel costs like hotels, buses, and high-nutrition meals
  • Team programming and experiences for sport education and chemistry building
  • Enhanced recruiting and professional development opportunities for your coaching staff

Option 3: The best option, give to Friends of Athletics & your favorite sport!

Pay it forward…Share On Social!

On #MaryWashDay help us make an impact. We need all of Eagle Nation: athletic alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends to inspire more Eagle Pride and share via Facebook, emails, text messages and on other social media.

When you share #MaryWashDay and let others know why you are #ComingTogether you will pay it forward for current and future Eagles for years to come.

Questions? For more information regarding the Eagle Club and University of Mary Washington Athletics, please contact Caitlin Moore directly at (540) 654-1320 or ceric5ne@umw.edu

 

$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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$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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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.
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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.
$2,500 Goal
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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
Athletics Gifts Leaderboard
Which athletic area has received the most gifts?
Department (24)
Leaderboard
Participation Leaderboard
Which areas are seeing the highest participation?
Department (36)
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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.
$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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$1,000
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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$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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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.
20 Gift Goal
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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!
$20 Goal
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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.
25 Gift Goal
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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
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which area is receiving the most funding?
Department (36)
Leaderboard
Athletics Dollars Raised
Which athletic area is receiving the most dollar support?
Department (24)
UMW Athletics Donors
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1 AA 0
1 AE 0
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