More than 400 people gathered at this year's Scholarships Luncheon during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend. Several students and alumni shared their powerful stories of how scholarships made their bold moments possible. Special guest Jill Ellis ’88, L.H.D. ’16, two-time World Cup winner, told the audience how her scholarship to W&M changed the trajectory of her life.
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
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.
It’s hard to believe that summer break is about to come to a close — although the blistering heat in the ’Burg remains — and the new academic year will begin in a little over a week. There’s so much to look forward to in our final year of the For the Bold campaign and there are countless opportunities to make an impact on the university and all its students, faculty and alumni in the next 10 months.