Center for International Education
Support the Center for International Education on #MaryWashDay!

Who We Are

The Center for International Education (CIE) helps UMW students realize their dreams of international education. CIE offers over 100 Faculty-led, semester, summer, internship, and volunteer programs in more than 50 countries. Education abroad alumni, who often go on to become leaders in their fields, report that these transformational, high-impact experiences are among the most rewarding of their undergraduate career. In fact, students who study abroad are more likely to be accepted to their first choice of graduate school, find a job within a year of graduation, and earn a higher starting salary! With the help of your gifts, more students will be able to take advantage of these life-changing opportunities.

 

Why We Need Your Support

International education experiences are incredibly beneficial for students. They develop vital cross-cultural and interpersonal skills, and gain a new sense of confidence, independence, and global citizenship. In an ideal world, every UMW student would have the opportunity to participate in an education abroad program. However, the financial reality for many students makes this challenging. With Giving Day donations, more UMW students will be able to access funding through the Education Abroad Assistance Fund that will enable their participation. CIE could not maintain this fund without the support of donors.

 

How Your Gift Will Help

Your generous gifts will go directly to the CIE Education Abroad Assistance Fund, which provides outstanding selected students the opportunity to apply for grants to help cover the costs of airfare, housing, or academic expenses in support of their international education experience.

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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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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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