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), including 678 alumni
- $217,255 in gifts and gift commitments, including $80,655 for the Fund for Mary Washington
As we mark one month since this historic day of philanthropy, gifts are already at work strengthening the Mary Washington experience for students. This snapshot from the Office of Annual Giving provides additional highlights of the day:
For those who did not have a chance to make a Giving Day gift, there’s still plenty of time! The University’s fiscal year ends June 30, and the Fund for Mary Washington needs your support to meet the University’s most pressing needs. Make your secure online gift here.
For more information on Mary Wash Giving Day or making a gift to the University, please contact Beth Hunsinger ’01, Director of Annual Giving at 540-654-2068 or firstname.lastname@example.org.