Support Diversity and Inclusion at UMW

Your gift to the James Farmer Multicultural Center on Giving Day will be DOUBLED by the Sapp Match for the JFMC, sponsored by Jacob '04 and Kelly Sapp '08. On April 13, make your gift early before the matching funds run out! Let others know you are supporting the JFMC by tagging your posts on social with #AllTogetherJFMC and #MaryWashDay

Your gift to the James Farmer Multicultural Center will support: 

  • RISE peer mentoring program for students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • annual Cultural Awareness Series
  • Farmer Fellows diversity peer educator program
  • annual Social Justice and Leadership Summit
  • 22 student organizations advancing diversity and inclusion

Your gift to the Rappahannock Scholars program on Giving Day will support the partnership between the University of Mary Washington and six high schools on the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula regions of Virginia. Rappahannock Scholars include students from Essex, King and Queen, Lancaster, Northumberland, Rappahannock, and Washington and Lee High Schools. The Rappahannock Scholars Program continues to develop into a vibrant and valuable collaborative effort to encourage college-level study for a select group of talented and hardworking students.

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!
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.
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.
Diversity and Inclusion Leaderboard
Track how much was raised for each Diversity and Inclusion program.
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