Fund for Mary Washington

As the University's unrestricted fund, your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington allows University leadership to have the resources necessary to ensure adequate funding for areas across campus; ensures we have the best faculty members continuing the level of excellence in our classrooms that our alumni expect, and provides the resources necessary for our students to succeed. 

 

A gift of $2,500 or more to the Fund for Mary Washington will make you a member of the President’s Council. President’s Council members are among our most loyal supporters. With your gift, you are making a vote of confidence in the University and our leadership. President’s Council members are honored with their name displayed on a donor wall outside of the President’s Office in Lee Hall and members are invited to special events during the year.

There are four President's Council giving levels:

  • $2,500 (anyone)
  • $1,250 (faculty and staff)
  • $1,250 (alumni who are 11-15 years out from graduation, 2006-2010)
  • $500 (graduates of the last decade, 2011-2020)

UMW receives less than 27% of its operating

budget from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Fund for Mary Washington helps bridge the gap between its support from state and tuition dollars - and the actual cost of providing an outstanding liberal arts education to our students.

We appreciate your support with a special gift to the Fund for Mary Washington. Your gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington will go to work immediately to help wherever needed most.

 

“Mary Washington thrives when it understands that its very existence is an investment in hope—a hope in the students we educate and a hope in our Republic’s future.”

-President Troy D. Paino

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Fund for Mary Washington 1:1 Match
Double the impact of your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington, our area of greatest need! Make a gift of $500 or less to the Fund for Mary Washington and your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $25,000. This match is made possible by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. Make your gift early to double its impact!
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Make a gift of $25 or more to the Fund for Mary Washington and you can receive a pair of cozy socks! On the donation form you'll select whether you would like to receive the pair of socks. Please note that if you choose to receive the pair of #GetDirtyGoWashSocks then only the portion of your gift that exceeds the fair market value ($10) is tax-deductible.
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