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Support UMW Libraries on #MaryWashDay!

UMW Libraries constitute the knowledge center of the university — a physical and virtual manifestation of the institution’s mission of developing one’s academic and professional interests and in practicing the habits of mind necessary for life-long learning. It is here that patrons find the resources and services necessary to have connected and engaged learning and research experiences.  These experiences enhance and help UMW patrons accomplish their goals. 

 

UMW Libraries work hard to maximize the many benefits the library provides for the UMW community, from our textbook lending program to providing research assistance.  With your generous help over the last few years, we have used Giving Day funds to begin updating and modernizing the library’s physical spaces and purchasing equipment to preserve and house the history of UMW for future generations.  Simpson Library is used extensively, and after 30 years there are areas that need a facelift. Therefore, we have made it our goal to improve those areas! To accomplish this goal, we rely on your generosity from Giving Day donations to improve the students’ surroundings and purchase needed items. 

 

 

 

 

 

Your funds accomplished this!  

 

  • Created Sunrooms on the third floor with comfortable chairs, charging stations, and murals that allow our patrons to recharge and relax. 
  • Purchased a high-resolution DSLR camera for digital projects, preservation needs, and instruction. 
  • Updated the library’s study rooms by replacing worn furniture and providing additional outlets for charging devices.    
  • Purchased flat-file cabinets for improved collection storage of historical materials. 

 

We plan to use this year’s funds to acquire additional furniture and equipment to update and modernize the library’s spaces and services.  By giving to UMW Libraries, you help all who come to Mary Washington achieve their goals. 

 

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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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$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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$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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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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$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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Class Year Leaderboard
Which class is in the lead for total number of gifts?
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Participation Leaderboard
Which areas are seeing the highest participation?
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UMW Libraries Donors
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