We believe that W&M benefits from strong associations with W&M women and cultivation of shared learnings, experiences and perspectives. The Society of 1918 fosters the engagement of women and their supporters in the life of the university in active and meaningful ways and impacts W&M’s future through its continued generosity and leadership.

The society’s philanthropic investment and programming benefits a diverse constituency including current students, alumnae, parents, faculty and staff. Opportunities for engagement are varied and include serving on a volunteer university board, participating in society events, mentoring, networking and advocating on behalf of the university while seeking to achieve a level of influence and representation commensurate with the broader W&M community.

Members of the society provide significant financial support to the university. We believe in our collective impact and in the benefits of a strong and growing network of alumnae and others who dare to be bold and to inspire others in their commitment to W&M.

NEW Society of 1918 Investing in Women Grants.  Click here to learn more about this grant opportunity and to apply.    



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"The William & Mary community has been so welcoming to me. I am not an alumna (my husband is Class of 1981), but my membership in the Society of 1918 has cemented the bond I feel with this community."

-Kathleen Clem