Dance
Support Dance on #MaryWashDay!

Who We Are

Friends of UMW Dance was founded in 1993 to continue the legacy of dance at the University of Mary Washington. Friends of Dance members include former dance faculty and alumni ranging in class years from 1950 to 2012. While there is no longer a dance major available at UMW, elective dance courses and student dance groups have continued to share the art of dance with the university community. On Giving Day, UMW Friends of Dance is raising funds for three scholarships for students who support this vision. 

 

Why we need your support

The following endowed scholarships are awarded to UMW students who share in the art of dance: the Claudia Moore Read Scholarship (established in 1995), the Sonja Dragomanovic Haydar Scholarship (established in 1997), and the Wilder-Ridderhof Scholarship (established in 2016). These scholarships are all named in honor of former dance professors and dancers at the University and are funded through contributions and gifts which directly aid dancers at UMW. 

 

How you can help

On Giving Day, we are asking our supporters to give to these three scholarships. No gift is too small! This year, a generous dance supporter has agreed to match your gift to dance scholarships, expanding your impact on students!

              Photos by Kacie Waters-Heflin

$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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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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Department (36)
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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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Dollars Raised Leaderboard
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Dance Donors
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