William & Mary’s Office of University Advancement is a team of more than 150 dedicated professionals. Our work brings alumni and friends closer to the university, provides vital funding, and lays the groundwork for the future of the William & Mary. Philanthropy helps the university fulfill its mission as an academic community breaking the boundaries between research and teaching, student and teacher, living and learning.
In 2015, we publicly launched an ambitious campaign to raise $1 billion. For the Bold will allow us to continue to do what we do best: educate and inspire students of great talent and prepare them to lead lives of principled achievement. With more than $550 million already raised, we are well on our way to reaching our goal by 2020.
We are a diverse group of professionals with a wide range of skills, united by a passion for making a difference. We are fundraisers and analysts, writers and designers, accountants and programmers. We’re proud of our work and have been recognized for outstanding performance over time. Most recently, we received special merit awards for best alumni magazine article of the year and best overall annual giving program in our district by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). We were also recognized with an award of excellence for best practices in fundraising for One Tribe One Day, our annual giving day.