Beyond the Classroom

$136,748
54%
Raised toward our $250,000 Goal
284 Donors
195
days left
Project ends on December 31, at 11:59 PM EST
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Support Learning Beyond the Classroom

Catherine O'Connor Woteki '69 and Tom Woteki Beyond the Classroom Match: Cathie and Tom are currently matching all gifts to the Beyond the Classroom Endowment, dollar for dollar, through the end of July 2021. Your gift today will have double the impact on creating meaningful learning opportunities for students, including research, independent study, study abroad and internships. 


Students pursue experiential learning opportunities in a variety of ways. First-year students participate in a program designed to engage with faculty in research during the early stages of their undergraduate college careers. Upper-class students participate in individual research projects, internships, study away programs, and study abroad. These experiences provide students with the opportunity to study in rigorous academic programs while simultaneously immersing themselves in a different learning environment or culture.

Our goal is to create a $1 million endowed fund to support these activities for our students. Reaching the $1 million goal will enable the College of Arts and Sciences to provide approximately $40,000 every year to support high-impact student learning experiences that take our students beyond the classroom. We are excited to have raised our first $100,000, a full 10% of our goal, in the first six months of our campaign! That is due to the dedication of our loyal alumni and friends who understand the power and impact of the experiential learning happening at UMW.

Your gift will provide support to students in the following activities:

“The creation of this new endowment will significantly bolster our student learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom. While I know this is a big goal, let us start planning now to ensure that every student will have access to this critical support for years to come.”

–Dr. Keith Mellinger, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

For more information or to learn more about other giving options please contact Dean Keith Mellinger: kmelling@umw.edu or Beth Hunsinger: ehunsing@umw.edu

Thank you for supporting our students beyond the classroom.

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