William & Mary has embarked on the most ambitious fundraising initiative in its 323-year history to continue to do what it does best: educate and inspire students of great talent and promise and prepare them to lead lives of principled achievement.
Every now and then, someone or something extraordinary comes along that changes everything. Every now and then is every day at William & Mary.
"The great thing about donating a scholarship is, in a way, it is a living memorial and a dynamic remembrance of the donor, because for decades into the future students will benefit from that gift. And I can’t think of anything more compelling than knowing for all time that you are going to be changing lives." -- Robert M. Gates ’65, L.H.D. ’98, Chancellor
"William & Mary has placed considerable emphasis on student-faculty research collaborations. The combination not only supports the university’s teaching and research missions, but the skills that students learn while working in close collaboration with their faculty mentors serve them well, no matter what they pursue after leaving the College." -- Joel Schwartz, Weingartner Professor of Government, Director of the Charles Center
"We like to say that people come to William & Mary wanting to change the world -- and together, we do. We are among the nation's leading universities in study-abroad participation. Every year, we welcome students and scholars from nearly 60 countries, and we send teams of faculty and students to engage in cutting-edge research, service learning and social entrepreneurship on every continent." -- Stephen E. Hanson, Vice Provost for International Affairs; Director of the Reves Center for International Studies
"Our university enjoys a strong reputation for civic leadership. Students and alumni alike clamor for emotional connection, intellectual stimulation and career placement, with service as a vehicle for each. Using alumni success as our model, William & Mary is positioned to assume an international platform for active citizenship. With support, we can emerge as the premier university for civic leadership." -- Drew Stelljes Ph.D. ’07, Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership
"In Student Affairs, we help students create their own, unique W&M experience — one that is at once deeply personal, yet also grounded in the traditions of a diverse, supportive learning community." -Ginger Ambler ’88, Ph.D. ’06, Vice President, Student Affairs
"William & Mary is a place that we know will be good stewards of our support and that our gift to the Mason School of Business will continue to pay it forward for generations. This campaign is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of students and professors. Join us and be part of this." -- Rob '74 and Jean Estes '75
"Our law school was founded at a critical moment in American history for the purpose of training leaders for the new nation. Now, more than 235 years later, we retain our historic mission of training citizen lawyers who are equipped both to lead and to serve. Our graduates are making a difference throughout the United States and the world." -- Davison M. Douglas, Dean and Arthur B. Hanson Professor of Law, William & Mary Law School
"For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary will enable the School of Education to achieve its vision of solving complex educational problems. Your support energizes us to dream bigger and reach higher in the pursuit of ensuring a high- quality educational experience for each and every individual in our society. Together, we will change the world one student, one project and one innovation at a time. Join us." -- Emily Gerdelman Ridjaneck ’07, Chair, School of Education Development Board
"In today’s world, the bread and butter of science-focused institutions can no longer be solely research and education, but rather they must embrace creativity and innovation." – Kirk Havens, Research Associate Professor; Director, Coastal Watersheds Program; Assistant Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management.
"The new College Curriculum has sparked creativity and innovation at every intellectual level in Arts & Sciences, from the senior faculty to the entering class.” — Kate Conley, Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences; Professor of French and Francophone Studies
"Without state funding, private support through the Tribe Club is essential to Tribe Athletics. The Tribe Club helps Athletics achieve the core mission to provide the best competitive atmosphere both for the teams and the fans, while exposing the athletes to the academic excellence of the university. Every donation is essential to recruit the best and the brightest." -- Nancy Mathews ’76, Athletics Representative, Campaign Steering Committee; Co-chair, Lord Botetourt Auction
"William & Mary has become so much more to me than a four-year experience. I believe that you get what you give, and I know firsthand that if you invest in William & Mary you will receive so much more in return. I’m a prime example that your best years at the university can continue long after graduation!" -- Janet Rollins Atwater ’84, Campaign Chair, Alumni Association
Giving Tuesday is a national movement dedicated to promoting philanthropy and the powerful benefits it brings to our favorite causes. Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure William & Mary can advance its mission.read more ...
A message from Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76read more ...
The chair of Students for University Advancement talks about the impact of private support at W&M.read more ...
Four generous William & Mary donors recently made a combined gift of $1.4 million benefiting women’s athletics. The gifts will be used to finance a multi-use building at Busch Field, the home of the Tribe field hockey program.read more ...
Alan Hilliker ’80 is supporting teaching excellence with a generous gift.read more ...
A modern atrium space for law students called Penny Commons will be a part of the new wing of William & Mary Law School, thanks to a generous $1 million commitment from Pamela Jordan Penny ’77 and James D. Penny J.D. ’83.read more ...