About Crowdfunding

Make a gift to any area that you are most passionate about while casting your vote for your favorite UMW landmark. There is strength in numbers-let's see what beautiful campus spot wins, while supporting our future students!

Join other graduates of the last decade with a gift of any amount to Mary Washington and show your pride and support for your alma mater. We recommend making a gift of your graduation year, for example, if you graduated in 2012 your gift would be $20.12. Of course we welcome and appreciate any gift of $5 or more!

This past Saturday we welcomed the newest members of alumni, the Class of 2019. Over 160 seniors (that's the highest senior class gift participation in the past 10 years!) raised over $7,000- an incredible amount through their senior class gift for Mary Washington, investing in the future of next year's Eagles. When you walked across the stage on Ball Circle, you didn't only receive your diploma, you were welcomed into the Mary Wash Alumni Community. Alumni have been giving back to Mary Washington for decades, instilling a long tradition of philanthropy. We benefited from their generosity, and now it's time for graduates of the last decade to step up and help prepare the next round of future leaders.

University of Mary Washington FAQ

What does my donation support?

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. Of course, you can designate your gift to any area that you are most passionate about at UMW.

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.

May I make my gift over the phone?

Yes. To be counted among UMW's Young Alumni Commencement Challenge donors, please call 540-654-1024 to make your gift over the phone between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, May 13-17.

Who should I contact if I have further questions? 

Shelby Orlando '14

Associate Director of Annual Giving