September 27, 2023

Giving Remains Strong at UMW

UMW alumni, parents, and friends continue to support students, programs, and special projects at Mary Washington. In the past few weeks, University Advancement has proudly accepted and processed hundreds of gifts, including the following:

  • A total of $20,500 in new gifts for the Amphitheatre restoration. This includes $15,000 from an alumna of the Class of 1968, as well as gifts from members of the classes of 1973, 1975, and 1979.
  • A $7,500 gift for men’s soccer from an alumnus of the Class of 1984.
  • A $1 million estate pledge from a legacy alumna of the Class of 1958 to endow a scholarship as a tribute to her mother – an alumna from the Class of 1919. When funded, this new legacy scholarship will be awarded to qualified students in the Department of History and American Studies.

University Advancement is preparing for last-minute gifts as the 2016 calendar year comes to a close. If you have contact with donors, please advise them that all checks must be dated by December 31, 2016, and that all envelopes must be postmarked by December 31, 2016, to count for 2016 charitable tax deductions.

When UMW closes for winter break, the best way to make a calendar year-end gift is online at For additional giving information, visit