One Tribe One Day is coming back bigger and bolder than ever before

OTOD graphicThe fifth annual One Tribe One Day (OTOD) is taking place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. This is William & Mary’s single largest giving day of the year and everyone can participate. 

Here are all of the things you need to know:

Our entire Tribe family — students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and friends — can be a part of this big day by making a gift and gathering together at fun activities on campus and around the world.

There will be some exciting surprises this year, including some spectacular things planned on the Sunken Garden!

Check out the list of OTOD events and locations here.

Last year, 12,658 donors gave on One Tribe One Day. This year, our goal is to reach and even surpass 14,000 donors in a single day.

On this day of giving, people can give to areas that mean the most to them at William & Mary. The possibilities are endless.

Stay tuned for more information and be on the lookout for the popular OTOD video series on social media featuring President Taylor Reveley. Follow our progress at Share Tribe Pride with the hashtag OTOD graphic#OneTribeOneDay.

Most importantly…

One Tribe One Day is a transformative day that greatly impacts our family. We find great strength in numbers. Last year, 12,658 donors raised a collective $2.4 million on OTOD.

The impact can be felt in countless ways, including:

  • Nearly $93,000 has been raised through the Scholarships Impact Fund on OTOD since 2014. To put this into perspective, William & Mary’s average amount of undergraduate scholarship support has been approximately $15,000. We have funded a total of six annual scholarships, thanks to support on OTOD.

  • Gifts are supporting many activities in the Arts & Sciences music department, including funding for guest artists to visit campus to lead master classes and work closely with music students. Fifty-three music students have also received scholarships support for lessons.

  • OTOD is funding annual excellence awards — recognizing academic distinction and research achievements within Arts & Sciences — to graduating seniors, as well as undergraduate student research presentations at professional conferences.

  • One Tribe One Day challenges have supported William & Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) General Graduate Student Endowment. This year, VIMS awarded money from that endowment to Darbi Jones, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Aquatic Health Sciences, who is focusing her research on infectious diseases in fish.

  • Last year, 15 OTOD donors contributed a collective $5,855 to the Howard J. Busbee Finance Academy, a student organization at the business school’s Boehly Center. Gifts to this organization fund the Training the Street Program as well as the annual DoG St. to Wall St. event and speakers from the finance industry.

  • Eighty-two OTOD donors contributed a collective $17,358 to MBA scholarships last year.

  • An alumna made a gift to her grandfather’s memorial professorship endowment — the Dalton Professorship is currently held by Professor Rajiv Kohl, who is world renowned expert in healthcare informatics.

  • Funds have created the inaugural Chris Creech Award at William & Mary Law School to recognize a deserving member of the law school staff for their outstanding service and commitment. Gifts made in honor of the late Lizbeth Jackson on OTOD also helped to fund a flagpole and seating area outside of the law school.

  • OTOD supports the library’s oral history program and recently provided funding for William & Mary Libraries to become a sponsor of the Global Film Festival. At the festival, W&M Libraries hosted filmmaking workshops taught by alumni and coordinated a visit of Cuban graphic artist “Alucho.”

  • Gifts also allowed student Alex Wingate ’18 to study at the London Rare Book School for the past two summers through W&M Libraries. This experience has led to her taking a position at the archives grad program in London.