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Upcoming Events


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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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$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.
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$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!
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$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!
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Alumni Board Alumni Match
The Alumni Association Board of Directors wants to double your impact to the Fund for Mary Washington! The Alumni Board will match all gifts made of $500 or less by alumni to the Fund for Mary Washington up to $20k. Make your gift today supporting the Fund for Mary Washington and have your gift doubled!
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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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Alumni of the 80’s Match
Fellow 80's alumni James Llewellyn ’87, Eileen O'Connell '81, and Lisa Taylor '85 will match all gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington from members of the classes of 1980 – 1989, up to $8,000. Make a gift to the Fund for Mary Washington on Giving Day, and James, Eileen, and Lisa will match it dollar-for-dollar. Your doubled gift will go to work immediately to benefit students, funding areas of critical need and creating unique opportunities. Let’s show how the 1980s come together for Mary Washington!
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1908 Society 5k Match
Sylvia McJilton Woodcock ’61 would like to double your gift today! When a member of the 1908 Society (classes that have celebrated their 50th reunion; 1970 and earlier) make a gift to the Fund for Mary Washington, Sylvia will match that gift dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. Make your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington today and increase the impact of your gift!
$2,000
Lee Kelley Class of ‘66 Challenge
Lee Kelley ’66 is challenging her classmates. Once the Fund for Mary Washington receives $2,000 in gifts from the Class of ’66, Lee will unlock a gift of $2,000, doubling your impact. Class of ’66 alums, make your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington today to increase the impact of your gift!
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Underwood Parent Match
Parent Leadership Circle members Lori and David Underwood P’22 will DOUBLE their fellow UMW parents’ gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington! The Underwoods will match, dollar-for-dollar, each Giving Day gift to the Fund by parents of current UMW students and parents of alumni, up to $2,000. When their full match is unlocked, they will make an additional $500 gift to support the TEAL Peer Educators program in the Center for Prevention and Education.
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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!
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Women’s Lacrosse 5k Match
An anonymous donor will match all gifts made to Friends of Women’s Lacrosse dollar for dollar up to $5k. Double the impact of your gift by supporting women’s lacrosse today!
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Women’s Volleyball 10k Goal Challenge
If the Women’s Volleyball team hits their fundraising goal for the year of $10,000 (currently at $6,405), an anonymous donor will unlock an additional gift of $1,000. Help Women’s Volleyball reach their goal and increase your impact today!
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$300
Men’s Rugby Challenge
When Men’s Rugby receives 50 gifts on April 13, Cedar Shakes and Shingles will unlock a gift of $300! Support Men’s Rugby today to increase the impact of your gift!
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$1,000
Irene Roberts ’86 Women’s Basketball Challenge
If Women’s Basketball receives 8 gifts by 3pm from her fellow 80’s alumni (1980-1989) Irene will unlock a $1,000 gift to Women’s Basketball. 80’s alumni, increase the impact of your gift today!
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$1,000
Women’s Soccer 20 Alumni Challenge
When Women’s Soccer receives 20 gifts from alumni Carey Riordan Burke ’95 and other Friends of Women’s Soccer will unlock a total gift of $1000. Alumni, increase your impact with your women’s soccer gift today!
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Say YES to UMW Field Hockey in our coaches YES Day Challenge
It's YES Day for the coaches. For every $500 raised, Coach Harris and Coach Heppner must say "YES" to the requests of their student athletes. A few sprints on the field? Cupcakes? Crazy hair? A lip sync battle?......Join the challenge to support these young athletes and see what the coaches can do. #GoWash
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First Generation Scholarship Match
Trenda Powell Jacocks '82 will match all gifts to the First Generation Scholarship award, up to $5,000! Help make the Mary Washington experience possible for first-generation students with your gift today!
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English Scholarship 2:1 Match
Lucy Lutterbie ’70 will match all gifts to the Carlton Lutterbie Scholarship, up to $6,000. For every $1 you give, Lucy will give $2 and triple your impact on students majoring in English. To designate your gift to the scholarship and qualify for this match, choose “College of Arts and Sciences” as your Area of Support and “English-Carlton R. Lutterbie Jr. Scholarship” as your Fund Designation. Help unlock an extra $12,000 to the Carlton R. Lutterbie Jr. Scholarship with your gift today!
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Jack and Mary Lou Kramer Match for Political Science and International Affairs
Professor Jack Kramer and his wife Mary Lou will match all gifts to the Political Science and International Affairs department on Mary Wash Giving Day, up to $2,021. This is your chance to DOUBLE your impact! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Political Science and International Affairs Department" as your Fund Designation.
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Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund Match
Dr. Barbara Price Wallach ’68 and an anonymous donor are teaming up to match all gifts to the Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund on Giving Day, up to $1,000. Your gift will help to fund the lecture series addressing women, gender, and Early Christianity and its many intersections with classical studies and philosophy. The fund is named in honor of Dr. Clark, who founded UMW’s Religion department in 1964 The fund is named in honor of Dr. Clark, who founded UMW’s Religion department in 1964 and served as the first chair of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion in 1979. To designate your gift to the Lecture Fund, choose College of Arts and Sciences as the department and Elizabeth A. Clark Lecture Fund as the designation.
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Honors Match
For 24 hours, your gift to UMW’s Honors Program will have double the impact! Each Giving Day gift of $50 or less will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Honors Advisory Board. Your $50 gift will become $100, your $25 gift will become $50, and so on. Gifts of all sizes are valued and all will help the Honors Program achieve its goal of 50 gifts on Giving Day. Pay it forward and double your impact!
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College of Education Dean’s Challenge
When the College of Education receives its 40th gift, Pete Kelly, Dean of the College of Education will make a gift of $500. When they reach their 80th gift, he’ll make an additional gift of $500. Make a gift to the College of Education today and help unlock an additional $1,000!
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Sapp Match for the JFMC
Jacob Sapp ’04, a member of the James Farmer Circle, and his wife Kelly Sapp ’08 are matching Giving Day gifts to the James Farmer Multicultural Center dollar-for-dollar, up to $2,500! This match will double the impact of your gift in support of the Center’s diversity, inclusion, and social justice programs.
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Kramer-Mellinger BTC Challenge
Retired long-time faculty member and chair of Political Science and International Affairs, Dr. Jack Kramer, has teamed up with Dean Keith Mellinger to match any gift, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, made to the Beyond the Classroom Endowment. Make your gift on April 13, and double your impact.
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Earth and Environmental Science $1,000 Match
The Sierra Club and an anonymous supporter, together will match dollar-for-dollar any gift made to Earth and Environmental Science up to $1,000. To have your gift matched, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Earth and Environmental Science" as your Fund Designation. Make your gift today and have your gift doubled!
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Littlefield Geography Match
Keith '79 and Ellen Erskine Littlefield '79 will match all gifts made to the Geography Alumni Scholarship dollar-for-dollar! To qualify for this match, choose "College of Arts and Sciences" as your Area of Support and "Geography Alumni Scholarship" as your Fund Designation. DOUBLE your impact with your gift to support Geography students!
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COB Dollar for Dollar Match
An anonymous business alumnus wants to double the impact of your gift! They will match every gift made to the College of Business, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000. Double the impact of your gift by selecting “College of Business” under Fund Designation on the giving form.
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McClurken and Orr Technology Assistance Fund Match
Jeff McClurken ’94 and his wife Jennifer Orr ’95 will match all gifts made to the Technology Assistance Fund dollar-for-dollar up to $500. Support the Technology Assistance Fund today and double the impact of your gift!
$1,000
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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$25,000
Waiting In the Wings Challenge
A group of loyal Theatre donors has challenged us to bring in 300 gifts on Mary Wash Giving Day. If UMW Theatre receives 300 gifts on April 13, loyal donors will unlock a $25,000 gift to support our theatre students and their work! Make your gift to UMW Theatre today to increase the impact of your gift!
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$2,500
Great Lives Challenge
Russell and Barbara Stone Mait ’79 and Heather Gebbia Knapp ’93 have come together to issue this challenge to Great Lives supporters. In honor of Dr. Crawley's 51 years of service to Mary Washington and tireless dedication to the Great Lives Lecture Series: if 51 gifts are made to the Great Lives Lecture Series, it will unlock Russell and Barbara’s gift of $2,500 to the Great Lives Lecture Series. If 75 gifts are made to Great Lives by midnight tonight, it will unlock Heather’s gift of $2,500 to the Great Lives Lecture Series for a total of $5,000 total in support for the program.
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James Monroe Museum Match
The Paul and Jane Jones Trust (Walter Sheffield, Trustee) will match all gifts to the James Monroe Museum dollar-for-dollar, up to $3,000. Make your gift and DOUBLE your impact!
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Class of 1973 50th Reunion Scholarship Match
An anonymous alum will match all gifts made to the Class of 1973 50th Reunion Scholarship up to $5,000. Get your gift in early to double your donation!
$1,000
UMW Debate Distinguished Alumni Challenge
Unlock an extra $1,000 for the Debate Team if UMW Debate receives 50 gifts. Made possible by the generosity of an anonymous Distinguished Alumni Donor!
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Class Year Total Leaderboard
Which class year has raised the most money?
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#AllTogetherUMW Leaderboard
When all groups of the Mary Wash community band together we can do amazing things.
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Arts and Culture Leaderboard
What Arts and Culture Entity has raised the most funds today?
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Athletics Leaderboard
Which team is in the lead?
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College of Arts and Sciences Leaderboard
See which department is in the lead!
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Co-Curricular Programs Leaderboard
Track what each program has raised today!
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Diversity and Inclusion Leaderboard
Track how much was raised for each Diversity and Inclusion program.
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Scholarships and Student Assistance Leaderboard
Track how much is being raised for student support!
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Student Clubs and Organizations Leaderboard
Track how much has been raised for student clubs and organizations!
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Student Experience Leaderboard
Track how much has been raised for student experience programs!
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