The University of Mary Washington is asking alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends to go “All In” for its third annual giving day on Tuesday, March 19.
On Mary Wash Giving Day, also known as #MaryWashDay, donors can make gifts to areas across the University from midnight to 11:59 p.m. at givingday.umw.edu. Challenges and matches funded by generous donors will be “unlocked” throughout the day, multiplying the impact of each gift. The University has set a goal of 3,500 gifts, topping last year’s Giving Day tally of 2,987 gifts totaling more than $449,000. On March 19, each gift will be tracked on dynamic leaderboards on the site, providing real-time updates on progress toward the participation goal.
This year’s theme of “All In” reflects the collective nature of Giving Day and the passion of Mary Washington students, who go all in as scholars, leaders and engaged community members. Gifts made during the 24-hour celebration will benefit students by providing funding for academic, athletic, arts, leadership, service, career and cultural programs. Donors who wish to support the University’s areas of greatest need are asked to make a gift to the Fund for Mary Washington.
The University has benefited from a strong tradition of donor support, which is essential to providing an outstanding liberal arts education and resources for the community. One objective of Giving Day is to inspire graduates of the last decade, who make up nearly one-third of Mary Washington alumni, to give back in support of the next generation of students.
In addition to participating by making a gift of any amount, the Mary Washington community is asked to spread the word on social media. Last year, more than 200 Giving Day Ambassadors helped promote the event to their networks, and that number is expected to grow this year. Anyone can sign up as a Giving Day ambassador, and receive access to a custom dashboard and toolkit, at givingday.umw.edu.
More information about Mary Wash Giving Day can be found on the FAQs page.
Did you know? Data shows that when you post on social, you inspire three more people to give. Download the Mary Wash Giving Day graphic and share it on social media with #MaryWashDay to help spread the word.