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.
For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary will enable the School of Education to achieve its vision of solving complex educational problems. Your support energizes us to dream bigger and reach higher in the pursuit of ensuring a high-quality educational experience for each and every individual in our society. Together, we will change the world one student, one project and one innovation at a time. Join us!
Emily Gerdelman Ridjaneck ’07
Chair, School of Education Development Board
Support the School of Education
Scholars come to the William & Mary School of Education with a passion to transform students, schools and communities and we prepare them to do just that. Private support is critical as we strive to educate and inspire people of great promise and preserve the benefits of being a small school that thinks big.
PILLAR I: WHERE GREAT MINDS MEET | $10.5 MILLION
SCHOLARSHIPS | $5 million
- Graduate Fellowships | $5 million
Provide competitive funding to yield the most promising graduate students who desire to study at the W&M School of Education
TEACHING EXCELLENCE | $5.5 million
- Professorships | 4 @ $1 million | $4 million
Recruit & retain high-caliber seasoned faculty
- Term Professorships | 6 @ $250,000 | $1.5 million
Reward & retain high-performing, newly tenured faculty members
PILLAR II: MAKING THE REMARKABLE | $13 MILLION
ENGAGED LEARNING, INNOVATION AND COLLABORATION
- Center for Innovation in Learning Design | $6 million
Funding to support a multi-disciplinary center that advances innovation across the PK-20 education arena
- Fund for Excellence | $2.5 million Annual unrestricted expendable support
- Clinical Faculty Program | $1.5 million Operational support
- Innovation Funds | $1 million
To encourage and support innovation in teaching and learning
- Department Funds | $750,000
Funds to support initiatives of the three academic departments
- TeachLivE™ | $500,000 Operational support
- Holmes Scholars Program | $500,000 Operational support
- Student Opportunity Funds | $250,000
Support research and professional development opportunities
PILLAR III: A PASSION FOR IMPACT | $6.5 MILLION
WILLIAM & MARY IN THE WORLD | $500,000
- Global Studies Initiatives | $500,000
Support for study-abroad graduate programs
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT | $6 million
- Center for Gifted Education | $2 million
- New Horizons Family Counseling Center | $2 million
- Center for Gifted Education Camp Launch | $2 million
Operating expenses for summer program
You can learn more about the School of Education goals & priorities in the fact sheet, which can be downloaded here.
W&M Impact News
The Han Zhang and Jinlan Liu Family Foundation recently established a $100,000 faculty research endowment for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies (APIA) program at William & Mary.
One year after opening, students say the McLeod Tyler Wellness Center has left a lasting impact on campus life through services, education, programming and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.