Campus Preservation Fund
Preserving the Past. Preparing for the Future.
Gifts to the Campus Preservation Fund support an interactive living and learning experience for Mary Washington’s students. For more than a century, the University of Mary Washington has been at the forefront of innovative and creative learning for students seeking a quality liberal arts and sciences education. Today, Mary Washington’s Fredericksburg campus serves as a timeless monument to our wonderful traditions and as an inspiration for UMW’s future.
Your gifts to the Campus Preservation Fund will support UMW’s strategic plan by enhancing and expanding opportunities for on-campus student engagement and learning while providing important modern-day necessities and the latest technology. Through your belief in and commitment to Mary Washington, gifts to the Campus Preservation Fund will bridge the University’s rich past and promising future to ensure that every student’s experience is worthy and transformational.
The University of Mary Washington’s Office of Sustainability is responsible for leading important programs and initiatives which help guide UMW, and its community, to more environmentally-friendly and sustainable solutions. Over the last few years, UMW has significantly increased its sustainable impacts across campus through expanded recycling programs, single-use plastic reduction programs, climate action, and more. By donating to the Office of Sustainability, you are not only helping our office expand these programs, but you are also helping to increase sustainability education & engagement opportunities. This in turn allows students to gain first-hand experience in leading and cultivating sustainable change on campus and in their community.
Campus Tree Fund
Whether you are a UMW alum, student or Fredericksburg resident, you understand how our main campus derives its overall ambiance from two things—building architecture and an abundance of beautiful trees—an ambiance that truly distinguishes the university among its peers.
Designated as a National Arbor Day Foundation Tree Campus – Higher Education campus since 2015, UMW prides itself on its urban tree canopy. From end to end, you can walk along Campus Walk and venture out onto adjoining sidewalks to explore numerous varieties of trees, some with triple digit maturity (our beloved Brompton Oak, a designated Witness Tree on the grounds of the university president’s home, is over 500 years old!). Our updated Fredericksburg Campus Tree Map is now in the first stage of being interactive. It shows the biodiversity and beauty our campus holds, the common name, genus and species of our trees and where they are located. We hope to install Interactive QR Code plant tags & signs over the next two years, making our campus arboretum a cohesive, collaborative experience.
As we work to enhance and identify trees on campus Arboretum, your support helps us cultivate and care for our collections of maples, oaks, cherries, conifers, dogwoods, specimen hardwood trees and nut trees planted throughout campus, along streamside areas, walkways and quiet, contemplative seating areas, all of which provide breathtaking views of the rolling terrain.
Click HERE to visit the Campus Tree Map for download and easier navigation.
You make our programs, tree preservation and arboretum possible. Join us in creating a world of diversity, beauty and hope. Please make a gift to the UMW Tree Fund today!