UMW Philharmonic
Support the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra on #MaryWashDay!

In its 49th year, the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra boasts approximately 80 members from the student body and the community. True to its liberal arts roots, membership in the orchestra is open by audition to all UMW students, regardless of major, and to any community musician.

 

 

“The UMW Philharmonic represents one of the most significant cultural and artistic resources for the greater Fredericksburg community. For many years, it has provided an important means for Mary Washington to attract and support talented students and provide opportunities for them to engage with some of the world’s most gifted and highly recognized celebrity artists. All of us at UMW take pride in the many remarkable accomplishments of the Philharmonic Orchestra.”

Richard V. Hurley, President Emeritus

 

How Your Gift Will Help - Sponsor Private Music Lessons for Our Students

Your giving day contribution to the UMW Philharmonic Orchestra has a direct and immediate impact on our student musicians. To invest in our students' musical educations and contribute to the quality of the orchestra as a whole, the Philharmonic would like the ability to provide private music lessons with music department faculty for each UMW student playing in the orchestra. ​This gift will enrich the quality of musical education our students receive, as they will take weekly private lessons throughout the duration of an entire semester. This is a lifelong investment in a young musician, a way to continually raise the caliber of the Philharmonic's performances, and a great way for your gift to have a meaningful and long-lasting impact.

 

Each semester of private music lessons costs $350 per student. Please consider sponsoring a semester of lessons for a student! 

 

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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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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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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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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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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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