Sharing the Light: 2017 For the Bold Highlights
It has been a remarkable fundraising year for William & Mary. The university continues its strong trek forward with two and a half years remaining until For the Bold concludes. As momentum builds to reach all three campaign goals — strengthened alumni engagement, 40 percent alumni participation and $1 billion — we always keep at top of mind our over-arching mission of advancing academic and athletics excellence and creating an environment in which opportunities and enriching experiences are available for all of our exceptional people.
Today, and in the months and years ahead, we will keep asking ourselves whether our people are better off than they were before the campaign first began. We are making great progress and strengthening our foundation thanks to the support of tens of thousands of alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends. From scholarships and faculty support, innovative research, study abroad, affinity- and alumnae-based opportunities to career and professional networking events, the campaign is a big reason the William & Mary community is feeling great impact.
Here are only a few of the highlights that we have celebrated over the last year.
- Hunter J. Smith ‘51 gives $15 million for Alumni House expansion and renovation
- Hulon Willis Association’s 25th Anniversary Weekend; The late Carroll F.S. Hardy honored through outpouring of scholarships support
- W&M celebrates 50th anniversary of MBA program; More than $10 million raised for scholarships and other initiatives
- Jewusiak family gives $2 million to support sports medicine division at William & Mary
- William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in California
- One Tribe One Day returns with 12,658 donors
- Acuff commitment to benefit VIMS and Alumni House
- William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Washington, D.C.
- Bob Trice ’68 and Susan Trice ’68 give seven-figure gift for international learning and research
- William & Mary alumna makes $2 million gift supporting scholarships and alumnae programming
- Shenkman Jewish Center to be constructed for William & Mary students
- Class of 1967 celebrates 50 years; Raises a collective $18 million for Alumni House and scholarships
- William & Mary Law School receives $5.2 million gift to support scholarships and other priorities
- William & Mary celebrates For the Bold in Atlanta
- Mellon Foundation grant to support inclusiveness in undergraduate research
- Hewlett Foundation gives $1.5 million grant to support AidData
- Jim Hixon J.D. ‘79, M.L.T. ‘80 and Kate Hixon ‘08 give nearly $1.8 million to fund international scholarships