UMW Parent and Family eNews recently sat down with Vera Smith-Winfree, Parent Leadership Circle member and mother of Ellis Winfree ’23, to talk about the transition to Mary Washington from his home in Connecticut.
#ComeTogether with fellow Mary Wash alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students, and friends for the University’s fourth annual Giving Day on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
On #MaryWashDay, donors can make gifts to different areas of need across the University from midnight to 11:59 p.m. at givingday.umw.edu. Throughout the day, challenges and matches funded by generous donors will be “unlocked” to multiply the impact of each gift. The University has set a goal of 1,000 new donors and a total of 3,000 gifts.
When you #give2UMW on #GivingTuesday, the international day of philanthropy, you are investing in our students, our faculty, and our future.
In the spirit of paying it forward, the Office of Annual Giving will deliver a goody bag of “Hugs & Kisses from Home” to your UMW student after you make your gift. [Read more…] about Hugs and Kisses from Home for Giving Tuesday
UMW Parent and Family eNews recently sat down with Kim Miller, mother of UMW junior Megan Miller, to talk about parenting through the college journey.
How did Megan choose Mary Washington?
Kim: Mary Washington was not even on Megan’s radar until a neighbor, whose son was a junior at the time, told her she should check it out. [Read more…] about Parent Perspective: Open to New Experiences
UMW Parent and Family eNews recently sat down with Maxine Rice, whose daughter Michayla will graduate in May, to talk about the college journey.
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. [Read more…] about Mary Wash Giving Day is March 19
Giving Tuesday, held annually the week after Thanksgiving, is November 27. For the fourth year, the Office of Annual Giving is sponsoring its popular “Hugs and Kisses from Home” program for this international day of philanthropy. [Read more…] about Send Hugs and Kisses for #GivingTuesday
This summer, we asked the followers of the UMW Parents & Families Facebook page to share their best advice for new college parents. They responded with some great words of wisdom. We’ve compiled a few of their pieces of advice below, but you can read all of the comments on the original post.
Craig Gilchrist and his wife Laura Castro-Gilchrist of Spotsylvania County are the parents of Laura ’17 and Michael ’20. They are members of the University’s Parent Leadership Circle, and Craig serves on the UMW Philharmonic Board of Directors.
Judy and Mark Winters of Virginia Beach are the parents of Madison ’18 and members of the Parent Leadership Circle. UMW Parent & Family eNews sat down with Judy to get her perspective on being a college parent.