December 18, 2017

UMW Community Gives Back on #GivingTuesday

This week, on #GivingTuesday, more than 250 donors raised over $49,000 for UMW students, faculty, and programs! We want to thank those who gave back on behalf of the entire Mary Washington community. To learn more about who and what private funds are supporting, please watch our Investment in Hope video series.

Giving Tuesday: Faculty and Staff Campaign

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday is less than two weeks away, and we hope you’ll keep Mary Washington in mind when you choose to support your favorite causes. To see how your gift supports the faculty and students at UMW, check out our new Investment in Hope video series: episode 1 and episode 2.

Make your online gift on Tuesday, Nov.Giving-Tuesday-UMW 28 via Annual Giving’s Giving Tuesday: Faculty and Staff campaign. Make the investment. Share the hope. #GivingTuesday #give2UMW

Ten for Ten: Another Win for Student-Athletes

Oct. 10 marked the end of the second annual Ten for Ten Challenge for student-athletes. Each year, the student-athletes learn about the importance of giving back to their programs and supporting the Eagle Club with a suggested $10 gift. This year featured a new “spotlight series” throughout the 10-day challenge, which highlighted the stories behind one current student and two young alumni who have given back to UMW Athletics.

Within the past two years, 337 individual student-athletes have made gifts through Ten for Ten – making them the largest group of students who give back to UMW. In the words of Softball Captain Kara Deppe ’19, “the money donated to our athletic programs is so helpful and very much appreciated by all of us!”

Student-Athletes Rise Up to the Ten for Ten Challenge!

Current student-athletes will once again participate in the Ten for Ten Challenge for the second year in a row. Ten for Ten is a fundraising campaign designed to educate student-athletes about the importance of giving back to their programs, supporting the Eagle Club, and demonstrating their leadership among the student body.

The goal is for student-athletes to each contribute a suggested $10 donation to their programs and reach 100% participation within their teams during Oct. 1-10. Last year’s fundraising challenge was a huge success, with 277 student-athletes giving back, 11 teams reaching 100%, and 20 out of 22 varsity sport programs participating in the campaign overall.

Stay tuned for the results of this year’s challenge, which will be announced after Oct. 10!