The Office of University Advancement at Mary Washington brings together the staff of Alumni Relations and University Development to encourage alumni, parents, and friends to celebrate their connections to Mary Washington.
Throughout the year, members of the Advancement staff plan and oversee various celebrations and gatherings, including homecoming, reunion, “UMW on the Road” programs, the Scholarship Donor Appreciation Luncheon, and other special events at the Fredericksburg and Stafford campuses. Other programs offered through the Office of University Advancement include the President’s Travel Club and Alumni College.
In addition, the University of Mary Washington is fortunate to benefit from personal financial investments by committed alumni, parents, friends, and businesses. This sustained and significant support ensures the continued success of Mary Washington and its students.
Many changes have taken place at Mary Washington since its founding in 1908, but one thing that has not changed is the vital role all members of the UMW community play in sustaining the quality programs that have propelled Mary Washington into the national spotlight. As you consider making a gift to the University, know your support will enable UMW to maintain academic excellence and a wide range of programs and services.
The Office of University Relations and Communications coordinates the institution’s external relations and communications programs, utilizing the mass media, the Internet, publications, special events, and other forms of communication to support the University’s overall mission and goals. By communicating Mary Washington’s distinctive role within the Virginia system of higher education, with its emphasis on a broad liberal arts education and high-quality instruction, the office performs a marketing function supporting such areas as student and faculty recruitment and retention, fund raising, alumni relations, community relations, and governmental support.
The Office of University Relations and Communications is located in Eagle Village, Suite 300. To reach us, please call (540) 654-1055. Faxes can be sent to (540) 654-1071.