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.

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 ( to provide an extra layer of protection.

May I make my gift over the phone?

Yes. To be counted among UMW's Giving Tuesday donors, please call 540-654-1024 to make your gift over the phone between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, November 26 and 27.

Who should I contact if I have further questions? 

Kate Wheeler


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