School of Education

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.

Priorities

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
    Operational support
  • New Horizons Family Counseling Center | $2 million
    Operational support
  • Center for Gifted Education Camp Launch | $2 million
    Operating expenses for summer program

Fact Sheet

You can learn more about the School of Education goals & priorities in the fact sheet, which can be downloaded here.

  •  Patty Purish O’Neill Ph.D ’05 ,  Director of Development
  •  757-221-1032
  •   pponei@wm.edu

W&M Impact News

Shenkman Jewish Center opens to public

At the corner of Jamestown Road and Cary Street, the Jewish community at the College of William and Mary now has a dedicated home. The Shenkman Jewish Center opened its doors to the public the morning of Wednesday Nov. 14, only nine months after its groundbreaking ceremony in February of this year.

Breaking Ground, Making History: Thanks to private donations, work begins on the Tribe Field Hockey Center

When William and Mary head field hockey coach Tess Ellis first came to the College in 1992, she said she remembers dragging old sticks from the now-demolished equipment shed on Barksdale Field back for use. Her office is filled with photos — and even more have been moved to the archives — depicting the rich history of the team. This semester, through Century Project donations, the team is once again making history.

William & Mary Law School celebrates generosity of Class of 1983

As of June 30, the Class of 1983 added another record to its storied history. Members of the class contributed more than $5.2 million in gifts and pledges to the Law School on the occasion of their 35th Reunion—the highest amount ever raised by a reunion class. The class previously set giving records for 20th, 25th, and 30th reunions.