$ 426,865 raised 2,661 gifts
UMW Theatre has raised $ 46,050 from 375 gifts!
UMW Theatre
"Give2Theatre" on Mary Wash Giving Day

 

UMW Theatre believes that the richest means to teach our discipline is to create theatre in a collaborative enterprise with students, faculty, and staff. Furthermore, UMW Theatre privileges the role of the audience in this endeavor; without the ability to engage in a conversation with our patrons, our work will not fulfill its enormous potential.

 

Mason White '21

Making theatre is a costly venture. Not only does our commitment to excellence demand resources that far exceed what we earn at the box office, we also support creative projects, internships, workshops, and professional education that provide a significant advantage to our students as they build experiences and skills that will make them competitive in the post-graduate job market. Both are essential aspects of our students’ educations—they must work closely with us to strengthen themselves in our work and they must connect their knowledge and network in the professional theatre. Our ability to offer these tremendous experiences distinguishes Mary Washington from other theatre programs and helps our graduates succeed when they begin their professional careers.

 

Donor support of our program changes the lives of our students. Donors support students who are struggling to make ends meet by providing resources that allow them to attend a professional theatre production with their class. Donors support national conference attendance for our students, most recently for our design and technical students to attend the annual meeting of the United States Institute of Theatre Technology. Donors also support professional acting auditions, most recently at the Southeastern Theatre Conference and the Strawhat Auditions. Donors also support student research projects, particularly our offering of Ideas in Performance*, a course that brings students to New York City to interview theatre professionals and an experience that students describe as “life changing,” “inspiring,” and “without a doubt, the most significant class of my college career.” 

 

Donors are our friends and our partners in this remarkable work. These gifts make it possible for our students to grow as emerging theatre artists, our program to offer opportunities that render UMW Theatre unique, and for our audience to benefit from sharing with us exceptional productions that enhance the quality of life in the greater regional Fredericksburg community.

 

*Learn all about the most recent iteration of this course from earlier in March, 2018 at www.facebook.com/IdeasUMW

 

UMW Theatre Donors
Rank State Donors
1 VA 255
2 NY 24
3 MD 15
2
Match
UMW Theatre Early Eagle Challenge
R L Widman, Theatre patron, will match all gifts given to UMW Theatre between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m., up to $500
$500 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
Klein Theatre Match
Becky Klein, daughter of Dr. Albert R. Klein, will match all gifts to UMW Theatre between 7:30 p.m. (curtain time) and 10:00 p.m., up to $1,000.
$1,000 MATCHED
Completed
2
Match
UMW Theatre 110 Years Match
Polly Updegraff Champ, Class of 1961, will match the first 110 gifts to UMW Theatre, up to $1,908, in honor of UMW's founding year.
$1,908 MATCHED
Completed
$1,000
UMW Theatre Intermission Challenge
By "intermission" (12 p.m.), Terrie and Bill Crawley will give $1,000 if UMW Theatre has raised half of its $30,000 goal.
$15,000 / $15,000 Raised
Completed
$1,000
UMW Theatre "Two to Four" Challenge
If 24 gifts to UMW Theatre are received between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., former Theatre Professor Roger Kenvin will give $1,000.
24 / 24 Gifts
Completed
$10,000
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
Completed
$5,000
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
Completed
$2,500
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
Completed
$1,000
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
Completed
$9,000
Barry Family Match for UMW Parents
Thank you, parents! The full $9,000 match has been met!
$9,000 / $9,000 Raised
Completed
$7,500
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
Completed
$2,500
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
Completed
Success!
UMW Theatre Newbie Challenge
WE UNLOCKED THIS CHALLENGE THANKS TO NEW DONORS, INCLUDING OUR STUDENTS! HOORAY!
Completed
Success!
UMW Theatre G-O-L-D Triple Your Gift Challenge
WE MET THIS AMAZINGLY GENEROUS CHALLENGE TODAY! WHAT AN INCREDIBLE BOOST!
Completed
Success!
UMW Theatre Biggest Fan Challenge
WE HAVE SUCCESSFULLY UNLOCKED THIS CHALLENGE! OUR STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO MAKE THIS GIFT POSSIBLE ALL ON THEIR OWN!
Completed
Success!
UMW Theatre Parent Match
We have succeeded in getting this matching gift! Thank you to all parents of alumni and students who made this possible! We certainly could not have done this without you!
Completed
Success!
UMW Theatre Alumni Challenge
We reached this challenge and unlocked this amazing gift! Thank you to all the alumni that showed up and made this $2,500 gift a reality!
Completed
Success!
UMW Theatre First Year Challenge
Our first year students at UMW theatre rose to the challenge and unlocked this $250 gift! We can't wait for three more great years with all of you!
Completed
Success!
"Theatre Is . . . " Video Challenge
This challenge was unlocked only two hours into Giving Day! We are so excited that our video was shared with so many people! Thank you for making this challenge propel us forward for Mary Wash Day!
Completed
Success!
UMW Theatre Donor Challenge
Thanks to the loyalty of our existing donors, this challenge gift was made a reality! Thank you for coming back again and again to support UMW Theatre!
Completed
Success!
The 1970s Theatre Alumni Challenge
WE HAVE REACHED THIS GOAL QUICKLY THANKS TO THE 1970s GRADUATES! AWESOME!
Completed
Leaderboard
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
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Leaderboard
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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