October 2, 2023

UMW Reports Record-Breaking $21.3 Million Raised in 2022-23

It’s official! We have closed the books on FY23, and all we can say is WOW! It was a record-setting year for the Office of University Advancement and Alumni Engagement, and we thank you for all of your help! One of the reasons we hear from alumni and current students on why they love Mary Washington so much is because of its faculty and staff who help make their Mary Wash experience. Your loyalty and dedication certainly shone through during this past year. 378 faculty and staff members chose to go the extra mile and give back financially to their workplace. Your commitment to our students’ success is outstanding, and we are so grateful for your support, enthusiasm, and trust.  

*These numbers represent faculty and staff giving who are also alumni or parents of UMW alumni or current students.  

The University of Mary Washington closed the books June 30 on its most successful fundraising year to date, with $21,362,093 in gifts and pledges – more than triple last year’s number – made during the 2022-23 fiscal year to enhance the UMW student experience.

Private support from 4,829 generous donors, more than half of whom are alumni, helped Mary Washington continue its commitment to providing students with an outstanding public liberal arts and sciences education filled with impactful learning opportunities. Gifts benefited 301 areas across the University, including academics, arts, athletics, service and leadership initiatives, career services, and cultural programs.

“We are so grateful to the many new and longtime supporters across the UMW community, and I am thrilled to thank them all for our most successful fiscal year ever,” said President Troy Paino. “Our alumni, friends, families, students, faculty and staff give generously and invest in this institution. These funds will be a critical piece of our ongoing efforts to recruit, retain and graduate successful Mary Washington students.”

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