$ 426,865 raised 2,661 gifts
College of Education has raised $ 5,594 from 80 gifts!
College of Education
Support the College of Education on #MaryWashDay

Teaching is the most important profession in the world. It has been said that a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. In the College of Education at UMW, we are fortunate to work with incredibly bright students eager to make a positive difference in the world. Your support can help them in so many ways. Specifically, your gift can help:

  • Support tutoring programs for economically challenged children in our community;
  • Create important learning experiences for preservice teachers and students with autism and other disabilities;
  • Provide scholarships for students in need who want to become teachers; and
  • Develop local partnerships through educator in residence speakers, visits with local leaders, and innovative practicum placements.

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."  -Albert Einstein

"I am grateful to those who give to the University of Mary Washington's College of Education. Not only are they investing in my education, but also in those of future generations."  - Molly Bowling, PreK-12 Education



The UMW College of Education continues to provide students like me with a high quality education at an affordable price. By giving to the University of Mary Washington, you are helping more students access the necessary tools to become positive agents of change.” -Heather Taylor, PreK-12 Education

College of Education Donors
Rank State Donors
1 VA 55
2 MD 3
3 NY 2
Dean's College of Education Challenge
When the College of Education receives its 25th gift, Dean Pete Kelly will give $1,000.
25 / 25 Gifts
Alumni Board 'Go for a Grand' Challenge
WE DID IT! 1,000 Gifts from Alumni = $10,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington from the Alumni Board! Thank you!
1,000 / 1,000 Gifts
Virginia Colwell Read 1908 Challenge
WE MADE IT! Thank you, everyone, for helping reach 1,908 gifts in honor of Mary Washington's founding year! You made this a record-breaking day for Mary Washington and made a huge difference for UMW students and programs!
1,908 / 1,908 Gifts
Young Alumni A.M. Challenge
Challenge MET! Thank you, Classes of 2008-2017! You unlocked $2,500 for the Fund for Mary Washington!
100 / 100 Gifts
Young Alumni Happy Hour Challenge
If 50 gifts are received from the Classes of 2008-2017 between 4 and 8 p.m., the Young Alumni Council will give $1,000 to the Fund for Mary Washington.
50 / 50 Gifts
Barry Family Match for UMW Parents
Thank you, parents! The full $9,000 match has been met!
$9,000 / $9,000 Raised
Alumni Student Leader 2-for-1 Match
A group of alumni who served as Mary Washington student leaders will match gifts from students with a 2-for-1 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington, tripling their impact. Sponsored by Gwen Amory Cumming '52, Patti Boise Kemp '69, Jane Jackson Woerner '69, Kathi O'Neill '70, Trenda Powell Jacocks '82, Lee Ann Reaser '98, Jay Sinha '07, Jennifer Crystle '13, and Whitney Kiper '14.
$3,750 / $3,750 Raised
Class of 1968 "6 to 8" Match
Class of 1968, make a gift to any designation between 6 and 8 a.m. or 6 and 8 p.m. and Kathy Nagy Schabacker '68 and her husband Dennis will match it with an equal gift to the Amphitheatre restoration.
$2,500 / $2,500 Raised
Participation Leaderboard
Top areas of support by number of gifts
Rank Area of Support Gifts
1 UMW Athletics 809
2 College of Arts & Sciences 585
3 Fund for Mary Washington 452
4 UMW Theatre 375
5 Other 143
6 College of Business 127
7 Campus Recreation 102
8 College of Education 80
9 UMW Libraries 42
10 James Monroe Museum 41
11 Gari Melchers Home and Studio 30
12 UMW Galleries 19
Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Top areas of support by dollars raised
Rank Area of Support Raised
1 UMW Athletics $86,600.56
2 Fund for Mary Washington $73,657.03
3 College of Arts & Sciences $49,736.75
4 UMW Theatre $40,642.12
5 Other $36,804.08
6 College of Business $17,423.08
7 UMW Libraries $6,445.00
8 James Monroe Museum $5,430.00
9 College of Education $4,594.00
10 Campus Recreation $2,987.25
11 Gari Melchers Home and Studio $2,070.00
12 UMW Galleries $1,835.00
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