The University of Mary Washington is asking parents and families of UMW students to go “All In” for its third annual giving day on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
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.
Donors who wish to support the University’s areas of greatest need are asked to make a gift to the Fund for Mary Washington. When parents of current students give to the Fund for Mary Washington on March 19, their gifts will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Parent Leadership Circle members Joshua Bowerman and Jennifer Shimp-Bowerman P’21, up to $2,500.
In addition, Parent Leadership Circle members Martin and Kim Miller P’22 are sponsoring a Giving Day challenge for UMW parents: if 250 parent gifts of any amount are received by noon on Giving Day, the Millers will make a $1,000 gift to the Fund for Mary Washington.
The University has set a goal of 3,500 gifts in 24 hours, 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.
In addition to participating by making a gift of any amount, the Mary Washington community is asked to spread the word on social media with #MaryWashDay. 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.