August 12, 2020

Alumna Donates Farm to Benefit Scholarship

Not all gifts to the Mary Washington First Campaign come in the form of cash or checks. Donors also make gifts of personal property, life insurance, real estate and other assets.

102_9896Recently an alumna from the Class of 1963 made a generous donation of 66 acres located near Lynchburg, Virginia. The property is a tree farm with open fields for hay or other cover crops. There is also plenty of space for growing herbs, flowers or vegetables. The family home has undergone recent renovations, and the property is currently listed for sale. Proceeds from the sale will be added to an endowed scholarship to benefit deserving University of Mary Washington students. Click here to learn more about the property.

The $50-million Mary Washington First Campaign began July 1, 2011. As of Aug. 15, 2015, Mary Washington alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff and businesses have committed $40.5 million in gifts and pledges. The Campaign is scheduled to conclude June 30, 2016. Visit http://umw.edu/marywashingtonfirst or call 540-654-2059 for more information.