2016 Stories

End of Year Giving

Thank you for including William & Mary as you plan your end-of-year giving. A gift to William & Mary invigorates the university's legacy of teaching excellence, propels groundbreaking research and advances a strong community of diverse perspectives.

Reaching New Heights

Over the last year, William & Mary celebrated many extraordinary milestones thanks to the loyal and generous support of donors.

Tribe scholars win big in 2016

A look back at the William & Mary students awarded national and international scholarships and fellowships in 2016.

William & Mary building toward a bright future

William & Mary's campus got a new look this year in renovation and building projects that updated facilities for 21st century learning and expanded the university's capabilities.

Giving Tuesday 2016

Giving Tuesday is a national movement dedicated to promoting philanthropy and the powerful benefits it brings to our favorite causes. Now, more than ever, we need your support to ensure William & Mary can advance its mission.

$1 million given to William & Mary Law School for new atrium

A modern atrium space for law students called Penny Commons will be a part of the new wing of William & Mary Law School, thanks to a generous $1 million commitment from Pamela Jordan Penny ’77 and James D. Penny J.D. ’83.

Alumni Association names service awards in honor of Douglas N. Morton '62

The William & Mary Alumni Association has named its Alumni Service Awards in honor of one of the university's most devoted and loyal alumni, Douglas N. Morton ’62. Morton passed away in July, after many years of serving his alma mater with great distinction and generosity.

Road to 40 Percent

David T. Croall ’77, chair of the Annual Giving Board of Directors, discusses the importance of the university achieving 40 percent undergraduate alumni participation.

Ciara Cifers '20 named Beales Scholar

Ciara Cifers '20 is the recipient of the Harriett Pittard Beales Scholarship at William & Mary for the academic year 2016-2017.

Family Ties

Parent and Family Council creates new Tribe connections.

Share In Our Extraordinary Moments

Throughout the 324 years of William & Mary history, we've amassed a lot of extraordinary moments. Follow along in your inbox and social media feeds — you never know what you might learn!

W&M announces 2016 Plumeri Award recipients

From a globally recognized leader in international criminal law and a leading linguistic scholar to a widely published neuroscientist, the 2016 Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence will be bestowed to 20 talented and visionary professors across William & Mary's campus

W&M makes history on One Tribe One day

The university's official day of giving back and paying it forward — One Tribe One Day — was a smashing success, with 10,358 members of the Tribe making a gift, bringing in nearly $2.2 million in a single day.

Amphitheatre, wellness center named for alumni

William & Mary's Board of Visitors last week approved measures that name the Lake Matoaka Amphitheatre and the Integrative Wellness Center in honor of alumni who are committed to providing an enriching and healthy environment for the entire Tribe community.

Private-public synergy supports web portal for coastal resiliency

William & Mary Law School and William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) are collaborating on a new website that will provide key information to support local, regional and state efforts to adapt to sea-level rise, thanks to a $1.2 million grant from blue moon fund.

W&M Announces Transformative Gifts to Women's Soccer/Men's Tennis

A pair of former William & Mary student-athletes, Jennifer (Tepper) '91 and Scott '91 Mackesy, have recently committed the resources to endow the head coaching positions of both the women's soccer and men's tennis and ensure future generations of Tribe student-athletes will enjoy the same experience they shared on campus.

Changing Lives

A major gift from a devoted alumna will benefit W&M's top students

$1 million gift expands Muscarelle with new American art gallery

William & Mary's Muscarelle Museum of Art will soon be expanding and adding a new gallery for American art, thanks to a $1 million commitment made by Patty ’62 and Carroll ’62 Owens through the Owens Foundation.

The Rule of Law

Kaylee Gum, a third-year student at William & Mary Law School, outlined her experience receiving financial support for her summer 2014 internship with USAID in Iraq.

Geology Rocks

Geology professor Chuck Bailey's ’89 work has taken him and his students to far away places like Oman, as well as sites around Virginia.