University of Mary Washington FAQ

What does my donation support?

For Homecoming Challenge:Your donation supports the Fund for Mary Washington, which provides essential dollars for the University's areas of greatest need. Gifts to the Fund for Mary Washington are unrestricted, enabling UMW's leaders to put them to work immediately to benefit critical programs for students and faculty.

For Ten for Ten: Your donation supports your athletic team!

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes. Your gift to Mary Washington is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. You will receive a tax receipt in the mail.

What forms of payment are accepted for my gift?

The four major credit cards are accepted: MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover.

What is the minimum gift amount?

The minimum gift amount is $5.00.

Is it safe to make my gift on this website?

Yes. The donation form on this site is secure and fully compliant with rigorous PCI security standards. We are committed to protecting your personal and payment data. After you enter your information on the secure donation form, you will be redirected to an encrypted payment page (https://secureacceptance.cybersource.com/checkout) to provide an extra layer of protection.

Am I able to designate my gift to another area?

For Homecoming Challenge: The University's priority for is to raise essential dollars for the Fund for Mary Washington. However, if you would like to designate your gift to another area, please note your designation in the Comments field at the bottom of the donation form.

For Ten for Ten: We encourage each student to give back to their own athletic team.  One goal of the Ten for Ten Challenge is for each team to achieve 100% participation. Your gift supporting your team will help achieve that goal.

May I make my gift over the phone?

For Homecoming Challenge: Yes. To be counted among UMW's Homecoming Challenge donors, please call 540-654-1024 to make your gift over the phone between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, October 1 through October 19.

For Ten for Ten: Yes. To be counted among UMW's Ten for Ten donors, please call 540-654-1024 to make your gift over the phone between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, October 1 through October 10.

Who should I contact if I have further questions? 

For Homecoming Challenge:

Please contact the UMW Office of Annual Giving:

Shelby Orlando
540-654-1361
umwgift@umw.edu

For Ten for Ten Challenge:

Please contact the UMW Office of Annual Giving:

Philip Pierce

540-654-1153

umwgift@umw.edu

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