Mary Wash Giving Day, the University’s first 24-hour giving day, was the largest one-day fundraising effort in Mary Washington history. Held March 14, 2017, the celebration coincided with the 109th anniversary of the University’s founding. Snowy roads forced the closure of campus and cancellation of Giving Day events, but donors still turned out in force online to make the day a huge success.
Final Giving Day results are as follows:
- 1,218 gifts to areas across the University, including the Fund for Mary Washington, arts and cultural programs, athletics, academic departments, the Amphitheatre restoration, and scholarships
- 1,090 unique donors (counting each donor once, even if they made more than one gift), — of that number, 678 were UMW alumni
- $217,255 in gifts and gift commitments, including $80,655 for the Fund for Mary Washington