We believe that W&M women benefit from strong associations with other W&M women by cultivating shared learnings, experiences and perspectives. The Society of 1918 fosters the engagement of women 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 W&M women 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 women who dare to be bold and to inspire others in their commitment to W&M.
"I came along during a time of limited opportunities for women. Now, I have granddaughters coming of age who have benefited from advancements initiated by remarkable thinkers and doers. I want the doors to be fully open to all of our students and their contemporaries."