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Fund for Mary Washington


 As the University's unrestricted fund, your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington allows University leadership to have the resources necessary to ensure adequate funding for areas across campus; ensures we have the best faculty members continuing the level of excellence in our classrooms that our alumni expect, and provides the resources necessary for our students to succeed.

A gift of $2,500 or more to the Fund for Mary Washington will make you a member of the President’s Council. President’s Council members are among our most loyal supporters. With your gift, you are making a vote of confidence in the University and our leadership. President’s Council members are honored with their name displayed on a donor wall outside of the President’s Office in George Washington Hall and members are invited to special events during the year.

There are four President's Council giving levels:

  • $2,500 (anyone)
  • $1,250 (faculty and staff)
  • $1,250 (alumni who are 11-15 years out from graduation, 2007-2011)
  • $500 (graduates of the last decade, 2012-2021)

UMW receives less than 27% of its operating budget from the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Fund for Mary Washington helps bridge the gap between its support from state and tuition dollars - and the actual cost of providing an outstanding liberal arts education to our students.

We appreciate your support with a special gift to the Fund for Mary Washington. Your gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington will go to work immediately to help wherever needed most.

“Mary Washington thrives when it understands that its very existence is an investment in hope—a hope in the students we educate and a hope in our Republic’s future.”

-President Troy D. Paino


$3,000
Susan Leavitt ’83 1,000-Gift Challenge
Thank you to Susan Leavitt '83 and all of our donors! Let’s go for a grand! If we hit our target of 1,000 gifts by 1pm 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
$2,500
Stough Family 250 New Donor Challenge sponsored by Michael ’86, Susan ’85 and Carolyn 2020
Thank you to the Stough Family and our first-time donors! When 250 individuals make their first-ever gift to the University of Mary Washington, the Stough Family will make a gift of $2,500 to the Fund for Mary Washington. Make your first-ever gift and help us unlock an additional $2,500 for our students!
250 / 250 Donors
Completed
$2,500
Sylvia Woodcock '61 President's Council Challenge
Thank you Sylvia Woodcock '61 and our PC level donors! If 10 alumni make their President's Council (PC) level gift on April 5, Sylvia Woodcock '61, a long-standing President's Council member will make a gift of $2,500 to the Fund for Mary Washington. To become a PC member, make a gift of $2,500 ($1,250 if class of 2007-2011 or $500 if class of 2012-2021) to the Fund for Mary Washington and help unlock an additional $2,500 to support our students!
10 / 10 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
Alumni Board Alumni Match
Thank you Alumni Board and our alumni donors! 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!
$20,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,000
Mark Ingrao ’81 Challenge for the 80s
Thank you Mark Ingrao '81 and our 80s donors! Movies, music, fashion – everything was great in the 80s. Help make Mary Washington Giving Day just as great with your gift to support students and programs. If UMW receives 80 gifts of $100 or more from any of the 80s class members, it will unlock a challenge gift of $2,000 from Mark Ingrao ’81. Help keep the 80s in the spotlight!
80 / 80 Gifts
Completed
$1,500
Late Night 80s Pub Challenge
Thank you Marcia and our 80s donors! Many graduates from the 1980s have fond memories of gatherings in the Mary Washington “Pub”, which is now called the Underground of Lee Hall. The pub was particularly popular during the 80s because the legal drinking age for wine and beer was 18, allowing for spirited gatherings for students. In honor of those fun times (and dollars spent in the Pub), Marcia Guida ’83 is challenging alumni of the 80s. If we receive $1,500 in gifts to the Fund for Mary Washongton from alumni of 1980-1989 between 8pm and 10pm, Marcia will make a gift of $1,500 to support student scholarships. Alumni of the 80s make your gift today and help support our current and future students!
$1,500 / $1,500 Raised
Completed
2
Match
Leigh Anne Winston Baggs '91 90s Match
Thank you Leigh Anne Winston Baggs '91 and our 90s donors! All gifts made by alumni of the 90s (1990-1999) to the Fund for Mary Washington will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $7,500 by Leigh Anne Winston Baggs '91. Alumni of the 90s support current students and double the impact of your gift!
$7,500 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Giving Day Gift Leaderboard
Which fund will achieve the most gifts?
Rank Fund Designation Gifts
1 UMW Theatre 333
2 Fund for Mary Washington 249
3 Men's Rugby 88
4 Cedric B. Rucker '81 S.O.S. Fund 85
5 CAS Beyond the Classroom Endowment 76
6 Swimming 76
7 Women's Basketball 71
8 College of Education 63
9 Men's Tennis 60
10 UMW Libraries Fund 58
11 Debate Team 56
12 Women's Tennis 55
13 Volleyball 54
14 James Farmer Multicultural Center 53
15 Political Science and International Affairs 48
16 Field Hockey 48
17 Men's Soccer 48
18 Psychological Sciences 48
19 Women's Soccer 44
20 Great Lives Lectures 42
21 Computer Science 40
22 Kenneth L. Steen Scholarship 39
23 First Generation Scholarship 39
24 College of Business 38
25 Economics 38
26 English - Carlton R. Lutterbie, Jr. Scholarship 35
27 Women's Lacrosse 32
28 Mathematics 31
29 Geography Alumni Scholarship 31
30 Women's Rugby 31
31 James Monroe Museum 28
32 Historic Preservation 28
33 General Scholarship Fund 26
34 Biological Sciences 26
35 Piano Fund 26
36 Baseball 20
37 English and Linguistics 20
38 Friends of the Philharmonic 19
39 Belmont Building and Grounds Preservation 19
40 Men's Lacrosse 18
41 Study Abroad Assistance Fund 18
42 College of Business Endowment in Honor of Leigh Frackelton 17
43 Class of 1972 Dr. Michael Bass Scholarship 17
44 Chemistry and Physics 17
45 Earth and Environemental Sciences 16
46 Communication and Digital Studies 16
47 Art and Art History 14
48 Campus Recreation 13
49 Campus Preservation Fund 12
50 UMW Galleries 11
51 History 11
52 Cross Country/Track & Field 11
53 Student Transition Program 11
54 Anthropology and Sociology 10
55 Modern Languages and Literature 10
56 Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies 9
57 Men's Basketball 8
58 Center for Career and Professional Development 8
59 Student Alumni Ambassadors 8
60 Athletic Training 7
61 Softball 6
62 Honors Program 6
63 Office of Student Activities and Engagement 6
64 C.O.A.R. 6
65 Friends of UMW Athletics 5
66 UMW Votes 5
67 Phil Smith '10 Talley Center Endowment 4
68 Digital Knowledge Center 4
69 Riding 4
70 Technology Assistance Fund 4
71 Center for Prevention and Education 4
72 BLS Program 3
73 Rappahannock Scholars Program 3
74 Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 3
75 Galen DeGraff Scholarship 2
76 Friends of Dance 2
77 The Weekly Ringer 2
78 American Studies Scholarship 2
79 Esports 2
80 Multicultural Fair 2
81 Roy Gordon Endowment for Men's Soccer 1
82 Nursing Program 1
83 Leidecker Center for Asian Studies 1
84 The Underground 0
85 Oare Family Endowment for Riding 0
86 Rosner Student Athlete Success Endowment 0
87 Hunter C. Morin Endowment for Men's Basketball 0
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Giving Day Dollar Leaderboard
Which fund will raise the most dollars?
Rank Fund Designation Raised
1 Fund for Mary Washington $77,698.99
2 UMW Theatre $28,513.72
3 CAS Beyond the Classroom Endowment $25,755.00
4 Men's Tennis $13,735.00
5 English - Carlton R. Lutterbie, Jr. Scholarship $13,275.00
6 Women's Basketball $13,073.50
7 Men's Rugby $11,295.00
8 Kenneth L. Steen Scholarship $11,070.00
9 Political Science and International Affairs $9,725.14
10 Volleyball $9,680.00
11 Campus Preservation Fund $8,850.00
12 Computer Science $8,582.00
13 Field Hockey $8,125.00
14 Great Lives Lectures $8,045.00
15 Cedric B. Rucker '81 S.O.S. Fund $7,195.00
16 College of Business $6,920.00
17 College of Education $6,775.00
18 Debate Team $6,640.14
19 Swimming $6,554.25
20 First Generation Scholarship $6,550.00
21 General Scholarship Fund $6,520.00
22 Women's Soccer $6,235.00
23 Women's Tennis $6,150.00
24 Women's Lacrosse $6,105.00
25 Economics $6,000.00
26 Baseball $5,835.00
27 Men's Soccer $5,310.00
28 College of Business Endowment in Honor of Leigh Frackelton $5,205.00
29 Mathematics $4,825.00
30 UMW Libraries Fund $4,410.00
31 Biological Sciences $4,380.00
32 Geography Alumni Scholarship $4,360.00
33 Softball $4,150.00
34 Psychological Sciences $3,880.00
35 James Farmer Multicultural Center $3,647.16
36 Friends of the Philharmonic $3,595.13
37 Women's Rugby $3,560.00
38 Piano Fund $3,285.00
39 Class of 1972 Dr. Michael Bass Scholarship $2,775.00
40 James Monroe Museum $2,750.00
41 English and Linguistics $2,115.00
42 Men's Lacrosse $2,075.00
43 Phil Smith '10 Talley Center Endowment $1,825.00
44 Historic Preservation $1,805.00
45 UMW Galleries $1,730.00
46 Anthropology and Sociology $1,730.00
47 Earth and Environemental Sciences $1,610.00
48 History $1,610.00
49 Chemistry and Physics $1,510.00
50 Classics, Philosophy, and Religious Studies $1,460.94
51 Belmont Building and Grounds Preservation $1,365.00
52 Modern Languages and Literature $1,340.00
53 Communication and Digital Studies $1,280.14
54 Study Abroad Assistance Fund $1,225.13
55 Honors Program $1,125.00
56 Art and Art History $1,065.00
57 Cross Country/Track & Field $805.00
58 Office of Student Activities and Engagement $785.00
59 Galen DeGraff Scholarship $600.00
60 Campus Recreation $590.00
61 Student Transition Program $575.00
62 Men's Basketball $561.00
63 BLS Program $550.00
64 Friends of Dance $510.00
65 Roy Gordon Endowment for Men's Soccer $500.00
66 C.O.A.R. $400.00
67 Athletic Training $350.00
68 Digital Knowledge Center $350.00
69 The Weekly Ringer $350.00
70 Friends of UMW Athletics $300.00
71 Riding $285.00
72 Center for Career and Professional Development $230.00
73 UMW Votes $225.00
74 Nursing Program $200.00
75 Technology Assistance Fund $185.00
76 Center for Prevention and Education $150.00
77 Rappahannock Scholars Program $135.00
78 American Studies Scholarship $120.16
79 Student Alumni Ambassadors $105.08
80 Esports $75.00
81 Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies $60.00
82 Multicultural Fair $35.00
83 Leidecker Center for Asian Studies $10.00
84 The Underground $0.00
85 Oare Family Endowment for Riding $0.00
86 Rosner Student Athlete Success Endowment $0.00
87 Hunter C. Morin Endowment for Men's Basketball $0.00
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Leaderboard
#TogetherUMW Dollars Raised Leaderboard
When all groups of the Mary Wash community band together we can do amazing things.
Affiliation with UMW
Rank Answer Amount
1 Alumni $306,993.83
2 Parent of a current student $57,116.00
3 Other/Friend of UMW $40,531.32
4 Current faculty/staff $28,613.50
5 Parent of an alum $16,800.00
6 Retired faculty/staff $15,475.00
7 Current student (Senior) $2,220.22
8 Current student (non-senior) $1,088.00
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Leaderboard
Class Year Gift Total Leaderboard
Which class year will have the most gifts?
UMW Class Year
Rank Answer Gifts
1 2014 49
2 2019 40
3 1994 39
4 1995 38
5 1977 36
6 2005 35
7 1982 35
8 2020 34
9 2015 33
10 1998 32
11 1983 30
12 2018 30
13 2017 29
14 2007 29
15 2006 28
16 2000 28
17 1969 28
18 2010 26
19 2008 26
20 1971 25
21 1996 24
22 2009 24
23 2011 24
24 2004 23
25 1972 23
26 2016 23
27 1997 23
28 1991 22
29 2002 22
30 2012 22
31 2013 21
32 1979 20
33 1992 20
34 1974 19
35 2003 17
36 1987 16
37 2001 16
38 1988 16
39 1985 15
40 1978 15
41 1968 15
42 1976 14
43 1999 14
44 1966 13
45 1990 13
46 1973 13
47 2021 13
48 1981 12
49 1980 12
50 1993 12
51 1984 12
52 1986 12
53 1989 11
54 1970 9
55 1967 7
56 1965 7
57 1975 7
58 1964 6
59 1961 4
60 1962 4
61 1959 4
62 1963 4
63 1960 2
64 1958 2
65 1950 2
66 1941 1
67 1957 1
68 1956 1
69 1953 1
70 1952 1
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$5,000
Lynda White '71 Challenge for 1,908 gifts
Thank you Lynda White '71 and our donors! If we reach 1,908 gifts by 5pm, in honor of our founding year, Lynda White '71 will make a gift of $5,000 to Mary Washington. Make your gift today and help us reach 1,908 gifts to unlock an additional $5,000!
Completed
$2,500
Brenda Franklin '72 Senior Class Challenge
Thank you Brenda and our senior class donors! Brenda Franklin '72, is celebrating her 50th reunion this year and is challenging the senior class, Class of 2022. If 50 seniors make a gift to any area on Giving Day, Brenda will unlock a $2,500 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington. Seniors, make a gift today and increase the impact of your gift!
50 / 50 Gifts
Completed
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Dan and Anne Steen Devil/Goat Challenge
Dan ’84 and Anne Steen ’83 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), Anne will make a $2,500 gift to the area Dan chooses. If more Devils participate than Goats, Dan will give $2,500 to the area Anne 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 663
2 Devil 625
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2
Match
Strickler Sisters 1908 Society Match
Thank you to the Strickler Sisters and our 1908 Society donors! The Strickler Sisters would like to double your gift today! When a member of the 1908 Society (classes that have celebrated their 50th reunion – 1969 and earlier) make a gift to the Fund for Mary Washington, Anne Strickler Doumas ’55, Ruth Ellen Strickler Richardson ’57, and Margaret Strickler Hatcher-Skinker ’61 will match that gift dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $5,000. Make your gift to the Fund for Mary Washington today and increase the impact of your gift!
$5,000 MATCHED
Completed
$2,000
James Llewellyn Challenge for the 80s
Thank you James Llewellyn '87 and our 80s donors! James Llewellyn '87 wants to get in on the action too! He will match Mark Ingrao's $2,000 for a total of $4,000 to support UMW students and programs when we receive 80 gifts of $100 or more from members of the 80s! Members of 1980-1989 make your gift today and increase the impact of your gift!
80 / 80 Gifts
Completed
2
Match
The Anna Geisler Hogan Class of 1982 Match
Thank you Anna Geisler Hogan and 1982 donors! All gifts made by the Class of 1982 alumni to the Fund for Mary Washington will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $4,000 by Anna Geisler Hogan ('82). Join Anna in celebrating the class's 40th Reunion, support current students, and double the impact of your gift!
$2,600 MATCHED
Ended
2
Match
Andrew ’02 and Mary Anne Painter 2000s Match:
Thank you Andrew '02 and Mary Anne Painter and our 2000s alumni donors! Every gift made to the Fund for Mary Washington by alumni of 2000-2009 will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $3,000 by Andrew and Mary Anne Painter. Alumni of the 2000s, support the Fund for Mary Washington and have your gift doubled!
$3,000 MATCHED
Completed
Leaderboard
Giving Day Donor Leaderboard
See which area will bring in the most donors!
Rank Department Donors
1 Athletics 584
2 College of Arts and Sciences 491
3 UMW Theatre 282
4 Fund for Mary Washington 229
5 Cedric B. Rucker '81 S.O.S. Fund 84
6 College of Education 61
7 UMW Libraries 60
8 College of Business 56
9 Co-curricular Programs 54
10 James Farmer Multicultural Center 53
11 Great Lives 41
12 Kenneth L. Steen Scholarship 39
13 First Generation Scholarship 38
14 Music 30
15 James Monroe Museum 28
16 General Scholarship Fund 25
17 Campus Recreation 22
18 Gari Melchers Home and Studio 19
19 Center for International Education 18
20 UMW Philharmonic 16
21 Class of 1972 Dr. Michael Bass Scholarship 16
22 Campus Preservation 12
23 UMW Galleries 11
24 C.O.A.R. 9
25 Student Transition Program 9
26 Center for Career and Professional Development 8
27 Student Alumni Ambassadors 8
28 Leadership Development (SAE) 6
29 Global Medical Brigades 6
30 UMW Votes 5
31 Dance 4
32 Digital Knowledge Center 4
33 Technology Assistance Fund 4
34 Center for Prevention and Education 4
35 Phil Smith '10 Talley Center Endowment 3
36 Rappahannock Scholars Program 3
37 The Underground 0
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Leaderboard
#TogetherUMW Participation Leaderboard
When all groups of the Mary Wash community band together we can do amazing things.
Affiliation with UMW
Rank Answer Gifts
1 Alumni 1,340
2 Other/Friend of UMW 330
3 Parent of a current student 301
4 Current faculty/staff 275
5 Parent of an alum 133
6 Current student (Senior) 51
7 Retired faculty/staff 50
8 Current student (non-senior) 49
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Leaderboard
Class Year Total Leaderboard
Which class year will raise the most funds?
UMW Class Year
Rank Answer Amount
1 1969 $21,800.00
2 1971 $16,070.00
3 1968 $13,318.00
4 1981 $12,450.00
5 1982 $10,890.00
6 1977 $10,200.00
7 1997 $8,875.00
8 1976 $8,585.00
9 1970 $7,775.00
10 2007 $7,520.00
11 1995 $7,110.00
12 1994 $6,997.50
13 1993 $6,325.00
14 1974 $6,075.00
15 1964 $6,050.00
16 1967 $5,700.00
17 1972 $5,275.00
18 1959 $5,175.00
19 2003 $5,155.03
20 1992 $4,850.00
21 2013 $4,510.39
22 1988 $4,500.00
23 2009 $4,435.00
24 2005 $4,280.00
25 1978 $4,250.00
26 2000 $4,175.00
27 1979 $4,100.00
28 1984 $4,100.00
29 1986 $4,076.00
30 1985 $3,827.50
31 1996 $3,735.00
32 2004 $3,700.00
33 1973 $3,525.00
34 1987 $3,150.00
35 1975 $2,975.00
36 2006 $2,825.00
37 1966 $2,775.00
38 2011 $2,775.00
39 2014 $2,770.70
40 1961 $2,675.00
41 1983 $2,670.50
42 2020 $2,605.00
43 2017 $2,508.06
44 2019 $2,340.00
45 1998 $2,336.00
46 2010 $2,310.00
47 1991 $2,235.00
48 2012 $2,210.00
49 2002 $2,150.00
50 2001 $2,075.00
51 1980 $1,950.00
52 2016 $1,890.16
53 2015 $1,825.00
54 2008 $1,680.80
55 2018 $1,640.00
56 1965 $1,600.00
57 1989 $1,527.50
58 1950 $1,500.00
59 1999 $1,445.00
60 1990 $1,130.00
61 1960 $600.00
62 2021 $598.19
63 1957 $500.00
64 1963 $500.00
65 1962 $360.00
66 1958 $300.00
67 1952 $300.00
68 1953 $100.00
69 1941 $50.00
70 1956 $50.00
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