Raymond A. Mason School of Business

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.

Priorities

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

Faculty Support

  • 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

Fact Sheet

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

An artist’s gift

William Sterling’s ’59 early interest in art prompted him to become a fine arts major at William & Mary. One of his thoughts before his death on New Year’s Eve last year was to leave a gift that would benefit the university’s Department of Art & Art History.

A wedding gift that keeps on giving

Megan Dorward ’07 is no stranger to the impact and importance of private giving. As a founding member of the Society of 1918, a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and a former member of the Annual Giving Board, she has made giving back to William & Mary an important part of her life. Now, she and her fiancé, Richard Brahan, are using their wedding as an opportunity to encourage others to join them in giving back and to create a lasting impact on others’ lives. In lieu of a traditional registry, they have established the Megan Dorward & Richard Brahan Wedding Scholarship and have encouraged their loved ones to make financial contributions to it in celebration of their wedding.