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Let's come #AllTogetherUMW to meet the Anne Robinson Hallerman '77 Library Challenge! When we receive 50 gifts to UMW Libraries on Giving Day, Anne will unlock her $1,000 challenge gift. Your gift of $5 or more to UMW Libraries will count toward this participation challenge. 

During this past year UMW Libraries have remained open and continued to provide excellent service to our UMW community, both on campus and virtually.  To do this, we adapted and modified our services so that all UMW users could still benefit from our resources.  While many students were away from campus, we were still here in the library, working hard to maintain and expand access to journals, eBooks, and databases. These resources were available to the UMW community, so they could continue with their academic studies and endeavors.  

Other services we have provided during the pandemic: 

  • Implemented no-contact pick up of physical materials 
  • Expanded one-on-one research consultation options to include Zoom, as well as email, chat, text, and phone 
  • Collaborated with faculty to provide remote instruction to classes via Zoom visits, online instructional videos, and self-paced learning materials 
  • Continued utilizing Interlibrary Loan to borrow articles, books, DVDs, etc. that are owned by other libraries 
  • Rearranged library spaces to create a safe study environment that promotes social distancing for UMW patrons to utilize in compliance with UMW MMDC guidelines 
  • Digitized over 82,000 pages for remote curriculum support 
  • Safely offered access to Special Collections and University Archives materials both digitally and on site 
  • Provided consistent remote support for ongoing digital projects 
  • Added 2,604 new items to Eagle Scholar, the University’s institutional repository 

With your continued support, imagine what UMW Libraries can do next year! 


See what people are sharing about Mary Wash Giving Day!
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 9:00 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!
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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.
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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!
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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!
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Young Alumni Gift Challenge
When we receive 300 gifts from young alumni donors (graduates of 2011-2020) to any area, the Young Alumni Council (YAC) will unlock a gift of $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington. If we receive 600 gifts YAC will unlock an additional $2,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington for a total of $3,000. Graduates of the Last Decade, increase the impact of your gift with this challenge!
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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!
Anne Robinson Hallerman '77 Library Challenge
When UMW Libraries receives its 50th gift, Anne Robinson Hallerman '77 will give $1,000. Make your gift to support UMW Libraries and help unlock Anne's challenge gift!
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Class Year Total Leaderboard
Which class year has raised the most money?
#AllTogetherUMW Leaderboard
When all groups of the Mary Wash community band together we can do amazing things.
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