As graduation approaches, Senior Class Gift is an opportunity for all seniors to reflect on their time at the University of Mary Washington. Each year, seniors focus on building connections and strengthening campus culture by giving back. They help set the stage for future generations to come. This year-long project becomes their senior legacy.
Where should you donate?
The best part of Senior Class Gift is that you can donate anywhere! We strongly encourage you to support areas at UMW that matter most to you. No matter your passion, there’s a place for you to make an impact in the lives of future students.
Here’s a list of popular gift designations for students:
- Any student club
- Any athletic team (varsity or club)
- Any department (i.e. Biology, Classics, Spanish, etc.)
- Any college (College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Education)
- Fund for Mary Washington
- General Scholarship Fund
- James Farmer Multicultural Center
- Student Activities and Engagement (“SAE”)
- Study Abroad Assistance Fund
- UMW Libraries
What is the minimum donation?
There isn’t one! Whether you give $5 or $100, your gift absolutely matters. Participation is just as important as the number of dollars raised. Nearly 60% of all gifts UMW received last year were $50 or under.
Additionally, your giving participation is factored into UMW’s annual ranking in U.S. News & World Report. By giving as a senior, you are improving this ranking!
How can I donate?
You have many options for donating: you can do it online through the online giving form*, in person at events, or by giving it to one of your Senior Class Gift Officers.
*Please note that, due to our processing server, a minimum of $5 is required to make your gift online.
Meet your Senior Class Gift Officers!
My name is Mallory, I am a senior History Major and in the College of Education Secondary Masters Program. I currently co-lead Hope House which is a tutoring and mentorship opportunity provided through COAR. I am also a member of COAR Council, KDP, SEA, Honors College, and work for the Office of Residence Life and Housing as an Office Assistant. I’m super excited to give back to Mary Washington, so that future generations are able to love this school as much as I have!
My name is Jasmine. I am a senior here at Mary Washington, I am majoring in Sociology and minoring in Spanish. I am enrolled in the Elementary Education Masters program as well. I have been involved with Big Brothers/ Big Sisters through COAR for the past four years and I am super excited to become a Senior Class Gift Officer this year. This program really makes a difference and I am ready to assist my fellow classmates in leaving a lasting legacy!
My name is Gracie and I am a senior majoring in Communication and Digital Studies. I am very involved with the community service fraternity, Alpha Mu Sigma, and have assisted the executive board for two years. I also work in the Office of Disability Resources. I have my own medical response service dog who helps me every day, trying to do the same for others is what makes me happiest. Mary Washington has given me so much, I want to give back and encourage my peers to leave their mark as well!
For questions about making a gift, please contact:
Jenny Grimes, Annual Giving Associate
(540) 654-2070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Ann Reaser, Director of Advancement Services
(540) 654-2055 or email@example.com