We are grateful to our generous donors whose gifts amplified the impact of philanthropy on One Tribe One Day and to all those who are taking action to make a difference at W&M and in their communities.

Investing in Change

$635,000 has been generously donated by Lead and Challenge donors to accelerate positive change at William & Mary

McLeod-Tyler Gift in Support of the Memorial to the Enslaved

$250,000 contributed by J. Goodenow “Goody” Tyler III HON ’11 and Mariel McLeod ’15, in honor of the late Elizabeth “Bee” McLeod ’83, M.B.A. ’91

Supports the construction of a memorial on campus which will recognize and honor the enslaved people who lived and worked at William & Mary.

Kurland Gift in Support of Scholarships Impact Fund

$75,000 contributed by Leanne Dorman Kurland ’75, P ’05 and Alex Kurland HON ’19, P ’05

Provides immediate-use scholarship support to students with financial need to lessen the economic burden during this challenging time.

Anonymous Gift in Support of the Center for Student Diversity

$50,000 contributed by an anonymous member of the Campaign Steering Committee

Supports the Center for Student Diversity at William & Mary, which strives to enhance the success of students both in and out of the classroom and to create a climate on campus that is inclusive and welcoming to all students.

Foradas & Sapnar Gift in Support of the Lemon Project

$50,000 contributed by W&M Foundation Trustee Michael Foradas ’78 and Valerie Foradas & W&M Foundation Trustee Michael Sapnar ’88 P ’20 and Elizabeth Sapnar P’20

Supports the Lemon Project, a multifaceted and dynamic attempt to rectify wrongs perpetrated against African Americans by William & Mary through action or inaction.

Anonymous Gift in Support of Diversity and Inclusion Fund

$50,000 contributed by an anonymous donor

Supports the most pressing needs of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, which is committed to creating a university community that is representative and inclusive of individuals with different backgrounds, talents, and skills.

Class of 1965 in Support of the Fund for William & Mary

The first 100 people who make a gift in response to a text from W&M will unlock $50,000 to the Fund for William & Mary, the university's largest source of unrestricted funds to meet pressing needs and priorities such as financial assistance and general operating support.

Sponsored by members of the Class of 1965 in honor of their classmate Henry George

The Rector’s Texting Challenge

The first 100 members of the Young Guarde who make a gift in response to a text from W&M will receive a $100 match.

Sponsored by Rector John Littel P ’22 and Marianne Littel P ’22

Gifts must be designated to one of the following funds:

  • Center for Student Diversity – The Center strives to enhance the success of students both in and out of the classroom and to create a climate on campus that is inclusive and welcoming to all students.
  • Memorial to the Enslaved – Supports the construction of a memorial on campus which will recognize and honor the enslaved people who lived and worked at William & Mary.
  • Diversity and Inclusion Fund - Supports the most pressing needs of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, which is committed to creating a university community that is representative and inclusive of individuals with different backgrounds, talents, and skills.
  • The Lemon Project - Supports the Lemon Project, a multifaceted and dynamic attempt to rectify wrongs perpetrated against African Americans by William & Mary through action or inaction.
  • Scholarships Impact Fund - Provides immediate-use scholarship support to students with financial need to lessen the economic burden during this challenging time.

Parent & Family Challenge

$100,000 will be awarded to the Parents Fund, which supports student success initiatives at the university and provides for the most urgent needs of our students.

Sponsored by members of the Parent & Family Council

Stories of Changemakers

Here’s just a few of many recent examples of how William & Mary alumni and friends are creating change.