Events

Don't miss the chance to multiply your impact, thanks to gift matching opportunities from some of our most generous donors.

Upcoming Events


$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!
1,908 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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!
1,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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!
3,000 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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!
250 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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!
150 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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!
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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.
100 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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!
100 Gift Goal
Starts in
2
Match
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.
2
Match
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!
$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!
$4,135 Goal
Starts in
2
Match
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 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.
20 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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
Starts in
$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!
10 Gift Goal
Starts in
$2,500
Men's Soccer 1st Half Challenge
Unlock an extra $2,500 for Men's Soccer if Friends of Men's Soccer receives 25 gifts by noon. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor!
25 Gift Goal
Starts in
$2,500
Men's Soccer 2nd Half Challenge
Unlock an extra $2,500 for Men's Soccer if Friends of Men's Soccer receives 50 gifts by 5 p.m. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor!
50 Gift Goal
Starts in
$2,500
Men's Soccer OT Challenge
Unlock an extra $2,500 for Men's Soccer if Friends of Men's Soccer receives 75 gifts by 8 p.m. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor!
75 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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
Starts in
$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.
$2,000 Goal
Starts in
$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
Starts in
$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!
20 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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!
25 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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
Starts in
$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.
30 Gift Goal
Starts in
$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.
$5,000 Goal
Starts in
Leaderboard
Class Year Leaderboard
Which class is in the lead for total number of gifts?
Leaderboard
Athletics Gifts Leaderboard
Which athletic area has received the most gifts?
Department (24)
Leaderboard
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which area is receiving the most funding?
Department (36)
Leaderboard
Participation Leaderboard
Which areas are seeing the highest participation?
Department (36)
Leaderboard
Athletics Dollars Raised
Which athletic area is receiving the most dollar support?
Department (24)
Event
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.