Our For the Bold campaign is investment in people. As part of the campaign, several facilities were constructed and renovated—including the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center, Shenkman Jewish Center, Kaplan Arena and the Alumni House—so that our students, faculty, staff and alumni can flourish. These facilities help attract exceptional students to William & Mary and raise the caliber of our infrastructure to match and enhance the caliber of our programs.
The $27-million renovation of Walter J. Zable Stadium in 2016 was supported by gifts from Hunter J. Smith ’51, L.H.D. ’18 and James W. McGlothlin ’62, J.D. ’64, LL.D. ’00 and Frances G. McGlothlin ’66, L.H.D. ’18. The estate of Walter J. Zable ’37, LL.D. ’78 also contributed to the project, and John L. Dawkins ’51 and June Lochenour Dawkins ’48 provided the lead gift for a new press box.
WILLIAM & MARY ATHLETICS COMPLEX
The university announced plans in 2020 for a W&M Athletics Complex with leadership gifts from Katie Garrett Boehly ’95 and Todd Boehly ’96, and Jennifer Tepper Mackesy ’91 and D. Scott Mackesy ’91. The complex will include a revitalized Kaplan Arena, which has long been considered the heartbeat of athletics and central to every student's W&M experience.
Named for President Emeritus W. Taylor Reveley, III LL.D. ’18, HON ’18, whose leadership was pivotal in launching the For the Bold campaign, the Reveley Garden received support from the Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, the Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, a partnership with the Garden Club of Virginia, and other donors.
MCLEOD TYLER WELLNESS CENTER
Working with the university’s leadership team, benefactors H. Elizabeth “Bee” McLeod ’83, M.B.A. ’91 and J. Goodenow “Goody” Tyler III HON ’11 brought the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center to life in 2018. The center promotes holistic, integrative wellness and emphasizes the importance of accessible, comprehensive health care for the W&M community.
The expansion and renovation of the Alumni House, completed in summer 2020, reflects the important role alumni play in the life of the university. The expansion added 33,000 square feet of new space. Hunter J. Smith ’51, L.H.D. ’18 provided the lead gift for the project and the grand ball- room is named Hunter Hall in her honor.
INSTITUTE FOR INTEGRATIVE CONSERVATION
The landmark Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) was launched in 2020 with support from an alumna who wishes to remain anonymous. Its goal is to position William & Mary as a global leader in research to protect ecosystems and safeguard world populations from environmental threats. The IIC cultivates leaders prepared to drive policy and inspire action at the local, national and international levels.
SHENKMAN JEWISH CENTER
Opened in fall 2018, the Shenkman Jewish Center is the first dedicated facility at the university for Jewish students to practice their faith. Made possible by a gift from Mark R. Shenkman HON ’15, P ’03 and Rosalind Shenkman P ’03, the center includes a kosher kitchen, study lounge, meeting spaces and a sukkah.
THE MARTHA WREN BRIGGS AMPHITHEATRE
In 2016, the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre was renamed in honor of Martha Wren Briggs ’55 to recognize her gifts to restore the venue and make it accessible to all visitors. Briggs, who passed away in 2017, was a longtime supporter of the arts at William & Mary.
TRIBE FIELD HOCKEY CENTER
The Tribe Field Hockey Center, located at Busch Field, honors 100 years of coeducation and women’s athletics. Lead donors include Cathy Bessant P ’18, John Clay P ’18, Kelly Donahue P ’18, P ’21 and Chris Donahue P ’18, P ’21, Maryellen Farmer Feeley ’85, Ed Feeley M.B.A ’85, Tracy Leinbach ’81 and Millie West HON ’91, L.H.D. ’17.
Providing free service to clients, the clinics at William & Mary Law School allow students in their second and third years of study to gain practical experience while serving their communities. The James A. and Robin L. Hixon Center for Experiential Learning and Leadership was completed in 2017 and houses all 10 clinics.
Thanks to private donations and state funds, a new music building and renovated Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall will provide updated spaces for William & Mary’s theater, speech, dance and music programs in 2022. The adjacent The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts will house an expanded Muscarelle Museum of Art by 2023.