Campus Recreation
Support Campus Recreation on #MaryWashDay!

Nearly 70 percent of UMW students – that’s more than 3,000 Eagles each year – come to Campus Recreation to work, play and thrive. Students who engage in enjoyable physical activity are more likely to do well academically, socially and emotionally. Campus Rec is home to everything they love. Your generosity will help ensure a new generation of Eagles develop lifelong healthy habits needed to thrive.


Gym-goers, sports clubs, and Intramural participants work hard to achieve their goals.  Your generosity helps their goals become reality by contributing to state of the art equipment, like our Matrix S-Drives and Stairclimbers, and club competition expenses for more than 20 clubs.

Additionally, 75 students are employed by Campus Rec.  This staff serves as intramural officials, lifeguards, facility attendants, outdoor recreation trip leaders, and group exercise instructors. Your generosity provides opportunities for these students to attend conferences and acquire certifications which help them grow professionally and personally as leaders in and out of the classroom.


Campus Rec is home to favorite pastime activities like swimming, basketball, fitness classes, outdoor trips, personal workouts, and more. Your generosity provides updated equipment, diverse sport and fitness offerings, and outdoor adventures for the Mary Wash community.


Students who participate in enjoyable physical activity often report building quality social connections, notable academic success, increased productivity, and improved mental health, making recreation a crucial part of thriving on campus.

Your generosity will have a direct impact on student well-being by contributing to:

  • Outdoor Recreation Opportunities
  • Student Employee Recognition
  • Sport Club Competitions
  • Updated Equipment
  • Staff Conference and Certification Scholarships
  • Mental Well-being Referral Scholarships

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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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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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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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 Year Leaderboard
Which class is in the lead for total number of gifts?
Participation Leaderboard
Which areas are seeing the highest participation?
Department (36)
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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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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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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Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Which area is receiving the most funding?
Department (36)
Campus Rec Gifts Leaderboard
Which area of Campus Rec is in the lead for total number of gifts?
Campus Rec Area (19)
Campus Recreation Donors
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1 AA 0
1 AE 0
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