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University Advancement Goals

William & Mary’s strength as an institution depends greatly on access to resources that enable the university to provide a world-class liberal arts education, graduate programs that prepare students to succeed in a professional environment and a campus community where scholars can excel in the classroom and on the field. Your support can help ensure that we can continue to offer:

  • A strong William & Mary community where inquiry and excellence thrive.
  • Powerful faculty-student interaction.
  • A rich array of co-curricular activities.
  • An emphasis on collaboration and innovation in teaching and research across disciplines.
  • Meaningful opportunities to lead positive change. 

University Advancement’s overarching goals can help ensure William & Mary has strong financial footing well into the future. 

To that end, we aspire to:

  • Strengthen the lifelong ties our alumni have to their alma mater and one another.
  • Achieve 40 percent alumni participation by 2020.
  • Execute a successful $1 billion campaign to ensure that we can attract and retain the best students and faculty, while offering a distinct brand of education that prepares students to build a better future for themselves, the nation and the world.