The theme of this year’s scholarships luncheon was past, present and future, with an emphasis on storytelling from several students and alumni whose lives have been transformed by the power of scholarships. So many in the crowd of more than 400 donors and scholarship students left the luncheon saying they felt inspired, hopeful and energized — wanting to hear more about how For the Bold’s top priority is impacting the trajectory of so many lives and the future of the university.
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
Support the Mason School of Business
Private donations to the Raymond A. Mason School of Business are critically important and make a direct impact for students and for the business school, providing significant financial investments in our facility, faculty and staff, scholarships and academic programs. These gifts enable us to break out of traditional teaching molds by providing our students with a unique approach to business education.
PILLAR I: WHERE GREAT MINDS MEET | $71 MILLION
SCHOLARSHIPS | $35 million
- M.B.A. Fellowships | $30 million
- M.Acc. Fellowships | $5 million
TEACHING EXCELLENCE | $36 million
- Chairs | 3 @ $5 million | $15 million
Hire and retain world-class faculty
- Distinguished Professorships | 5 @ $3 million | $15 million
- Clinical/Adjunct Professorships | 2 @ $2.5 million | $5 million
- Practitioner-Led Courses | 4 @ $250,000 | $1 million
Real-world practitioners teaching courses in specialized industries
PILLAR II: MAKING THE REMARKABLE | $74 MILLION
ENGAGED LEARNING, INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION | $69 million
- Innovation Funds | $10 million
Dean’s Fund for Educational Innovation and start-up funding for new program initiatives
- Programmatic Funds | $7 million
Student experience endowed funds
- Named Endowed Funds for Faculty Excellence and Curriculum Development | 20 @ $100,000 | $2 million
Endowed faculty support
- Raymond A. Mason School of Business Annual Fund | $10 million
- Named Centers for Excellence | 4 @ $10 million | $40 million
BUILDINGS AND FACILITIES | $5 million
- Center Space Expansion and Build-out in Alan B. Miller Hall | $5 million
PILLAR III: A PASSION FOR IMPACT | $5 MILLION
LEADERSHIP INITIATIVES | $5 million
- Endowed Fund for Leadership and Ethics | $5 million
New leadership program
You can learn more about the Raymond A. Mason School of Business goals & priorities in the fact sheet, which can be downloaded here.
W&M Impact News
As part of William & Mary’s commemoration of 100 years of coeducation and women’s athletics, a $2.4 million commitment has been made by several donors to establish a new home for the women’s field hockey team. The development of the Busch Team Facility is being supported through a fundraising initiative called the Century Project, which has set into motion efforts designed to enhance the experience for women athletes and the caliber of the university’s facilities.
William & Mary students are buzzing about the yellow tags that have popped up this month for Tag Day. During Homecoming & Reunion Weekend those special yellow tags will remain displayed throughout campus, showing students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends the way private donors cover and support our alma mater.