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Campus Preservation

Preserving the Past.  Preparing for the Future.

 

Gifts to the Campus Preservation Fund support an interactive living and learning experience for Mary Washington’s students.  For more than a century, the University of Mary Washington has been at the forefront of innovative and creative learning for students seeking a quality liberal arts and sciences education.  Today, Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus serves as a timeless monument to our wonderful traditions and as an inspiration for UMW’s future.  

To ensure iconic buildings like Willard Hall and Virginia Hall continue to serve students in the best way possible, the University has created the Campus Preservation Fund.  These buildings, however, require continuous care and ongoing maintenance.  Preserving their beauty and functionality is an expensive undertaking, and typically is not supported by state funds.  Gifts to the Campus Preservation Fund will help UMW prepare for the future. 

The preservation and reimagining of Willard and Virginia Halls remain true to the University’s rich past while adapting to and embracing the ever-changing needs of students.  The renovated buildings will support UMW’s strategic plan by enhancing and expanding opportunities for on-campus student engagement and learning while providing important modern-day necessities and the latest technology.  Through your belief in and commitment to Mary Washington, gifts to the Campus Preservation Fund will bridge the University’s rich past and promising future to ensure that every student’s experience is worthy and transformational. 

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GOLD-en Hour Match
Calling all Graduates of the Last Decade, AKA GOLD Alumni! From 4-6 p.m., your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Lisa Jamison Bowling ’89, Vice President for Advancement and University Relations. Gifts of $50 or less to the Fund for Mary Washington, from the Classes of 2011-2020, qualify for this match. Your $10 gift will become $20; your $25 gift will become $50; your $50 gift will become $100!
$1,000 MATCHED
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$1,540
EXTENDED TO 10 AM: Jay and Miriam's 540 Challenge
Show your love for the 540 (F'burg's area code, in case you forgot)! Jay Sinha '07 and Miriam McCue '16 are calling on their fellow alums (pun intended) to give on Giving Day. If we reach 540 gifts by 10:00 a.m., we will unlock their $1,540 gift to UMW. Get up early with Jay and Miriam and ANSWER THE CALL by making your morning gift!
540 / 540 Gifts
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$3,000
Susan Leavitt ’83 1,000-Gift Challenge:
Let’s go for a grand by lunchtime! If we hit our target of 1,000 gifts by noon on Giving Day, a $3,000 challenge gift to the Fund for Mary Washington from Susan Leavitt ‘83 will be unlocked.
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Completed
$5,000
Mary Louise Holmes '97 Challenge for 1,908 gifts
if we reach 1,908 gifts, in honor of our founding year, by 5 p.m., 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!
1,908 / 1,908 Gifts
Completed
$9,000
Strassheim 3,000 Gift Challenge
Robert J. '96 and Sarah Gildersleeve Strassheim '01 have been Mary Wash Giving Day supporters since the very beginning! This year, they’re challenging everyone who loves Mary Washington to join them in giving back. If we reach our goal of 3,000 gifts on Giving Day, Rob and Sarah will give $9,000 to support the Fund for Mary Washington and student scholarships – AND they will pledge an additional $36,000 in the coming years. When you make a gift of any amount to any area on Giving Day, you will put us one step closer to unlocking the Strassheim Challenge, multiplying your impact for UMW students!
3,000 / 3,000 Gifts
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Adenan Devil-Goat Challenge
Abas ’85 and Eileen Brown Adenan ’88 are taking their Devil-Goat rivalry to a new level. If more Goats (alumni of even class years) make Giving Day gifts than Devils (alumni of odd years), Abas will make a $2,500 gift to the area Eileen chooses. If more Devils participate than Goats, Eileen will give $2,500 to the area Abas chooses. Watch the Devil-Goat Leaderboard throughout the day to track the competition live!
Are you a Devil or a Goat?
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Goat 887
2 Devil 867
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Leaderboard
Class Year Total Leaderboard
Which class year has raised the most money?
UMW Class Year
Rank Answer Amount
1 1969 $30,975.00
2 1977 $12,675.00
3 2004 $11,895.00
4 1982 $10,982.00
5 1995 $10,460.00
6 1997 $10,388.00
7 1966 $8,025.00
8 2003 $7,430.03
9 1973 $6,873.00
10 1993 $6,550.00
11 1968 $6,050.00
12 1971 $5,950.00
13 1978 $5,703.00
14 1984 $5,530.00
15 1959 $5,450.00
16 2002 $5,435.00
17 2007 $5,215.00
18 1974 $4,945.00
19 1983 $4,873.00
20 1981 $4,750.00
21 1996 $4,510.00
22 1970 $4,500.00
23 1992 $4,400.00
24 1965 $4,375.00
25 2008 $4,365.00
26 2009 $4,230.00
27 2013 $4,010.39
28 1972 $4,005.00
29 1967 $3,875.00
30 2000 $3,760.00
31 1998 $3,665.00
32 1994 $3,550.00
33 1991 $3,510.00
34 1986 $3,430.00
35 2001 $3,380.00
36 1985 $3,355.00
37 1963 $3,330.00
38 2006 $3,325.00
39 2005 $3,245.00
40 2017 $3,193.06
41 2020 $3,080.00
42 2012 $3,025.12
43 1979 $2,885.00
44 1980 $2,840.00
45 1999 $2,835.00
46 2019 $2,700.00
47 2014 $2,476.26
48 2011 $2,420.00
49 1987 $2,400.00
50 2016 $2,395.16
51 1988 $2,165.00
52 2010 $2,105.00
53 2015 $2,035.00
54 2018 $2,010.00
55 1955 $1,955.00
56 1990 $1,925.00
57 1976 $1,675.00
58 1964 $1,550.00
59 1975 $1,511.00
60 1961 $1,285.00
61 1989 $1,125.00
62 1960 $1,100.00
63 1962 $860.00
64 1957 $400.00
65 1952 $300.00
66 1958 $300.00
67 1949 $200.00
68 1950 $50.00
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#AllTogetherUMW Leaderboard
When all groups of the Mary Wash community band together we can do amazing things.
Affiliation with UMW
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 1,754
2 Other/Friend of UMW 389
3 Parent of a current student 343
4 Current faculty/staff 274
5 Parent of an alum 154
6 Current UMW student 88
7 Retired faculty/staff 40
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