William & Mary's strength as an institution
depends greatly on access to resources that enable the university to provide a world-class liberal arts education, graduate programs that prepare students to succeed in a professional environment and a campus community where scholars can excel in the classroom and on the field.
As part of the campaign, we developed and implemented three pillars that will serve as a guiding force for all of our fundraising efforts. By reaching the fundraising goals for our top priorities listed in each pillar, William & Mary can build on our strengths as an academic institution and continue to offer the distinct brand of education that makes our iconic institution so special.
1. Where Great Minds Meet - $580 million
Engage the William & Mary community through scholarships that attract the brightest minds and the most diverse student body; through faculty and coaching support that fosters world-class teaching, research and athletic excellence; and through a commitment to strengthen lifelong connections.
Our potential as an institution of higher learning and our prestige as a Public Ivy rely on our ability to convene and connect the world’s best minds, and to create a tight-knit community of students, faculty, alumni and friends, bound together through a shared experience and a passionate desire to lead lives of principled achievement and purpose.
2. Making the Remarkable - $320 million
A William & Mary education is distinguished by small class sizes, close faculty and student collaboration, and distinct engaged-learning experiences, including competitive athletics that help students realize their fullest potential. Innovative and integrated teaching, mentoring and research enable faculty and students to work together, pushing the boundaries of learning and addressing today’s most pressing problems.
3. Passion for Impact - $100 million
For more than three centuries, William & Mary has helped to develop vibrant leaders. Their passion, fueled by a rigorous liberal arts education and unparalleled opportunities to put their knowledge to work at home and abroad, has helped to forge change that has made a difference in the lives of others. The university continues to serve as a dynamic place where great minds convene, push boundaries and find solutions to pressing issues that impact our future. Private support for leadership, international and civic engagement initiatives will ensure that William & Mary continues to lead change in the 21st century.
Your support can help ensure that we can continue to offer
- A strong William & Mary community where inquiry and excellence thrive.
- Powerful faculty-student interaction.
- A rich array of co-curricular activities.
- An emphasis on collaboration and innovation in teaching and research across disciplines.
- Meaningful opportunities to lead positive change.