April 18, 2021

Giving Day Brings UMW ‘All Together,’ April 13

Mary Wash Giving Day gifts will benefit students and programs across the University. A goal of 3,000 gifts has been set, and with a $5 gift minimum, participants are asked to help unlock additional challenge amounts by meeting participation benchmarks throughout the day.

Mary Wash Giving Day gifts will benefit students and programs across the University. A goal of 3,000 gifts has been set, and with a $5 gift minimum, participants are asked to help unlock additional challenge amounts by meeting participation benchmarks throughout the day.

More than $130,000 in challenges and matches are waiting to be unlocked on Mary Wash Giving DayTuesday, April 13. With a goal of 3,000 gifts in 24 hours to benefit students and programs across the University of Mary Washington, the emphasis on participation is reflected in this year’s theme of #AllTogetherUMW.

Several of the University’s most loyal supporters have committed to double (and sometimes triple) gifts made on April 13 at givingday.umw.edu. With a $5 gift minimum, all who love Mary Washington are asked to help unlock additional challenge amounts by meeting participation benchmarks throughout the day:

  • 540 gifts (a nod to Fredericksburg’s area code) by 9 a.m. will unlock $1,540 from Jay Sinha ’07 and Miriam McCue ’16
  • 1,000 gifts by noon will unlock $3,000 from Susan Leavitt ’83
  • 1,908 gifts (paying homage to UMW’s founding year) by 5 p.m. will unlock $5,000 from Mary Louise Holmes ’97
  • 3,000 gifts by 11:59 p.m. will unlock $9,000from Robert Strassheim ’96 and Sarah Gildersleeve Strassheim ’01.

More than 200 Giving Day ambassadors – alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends of UMW – have signed on to help spread the word on social media. Their enthusiasm is a key ingredient in the day’s success; data from past Giving Days shows that each social post by an ambassador inspires three additional gifts. Anyone can sign up online as an ambassador (and receive a digital toolkit and unique referral link). Read more.

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