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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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Class Year Total Leaderboard
Which class year has raised the most money?
When all groups of the Mary Wash community band together we can do amazing things.
Arts and Culture Leaderboard
What Arts and Culture Entity has raised the most funds today?