William & Mary continued its impressive streak in alumni giving, thanks to your support, as the No. 1 nationally ranked public university in the U.S. for undergraduate alumni participation. Despite strong downward national trends, William & Mary keeps increasing alumni participation year after year and just set a new university record for alumni giving — 29.9 percent of undergraduate alumni, or 19,273 alumni, gave back to their alma mater in fiscal year 2017.
Since the launch of William & Mary’s For the Bold campaign, alumni participation has grown year after year and is on track to reach historic levels. So why does alumni participation matter? It matters because it impacts the value of a William & Mary degree — it increases in value as the institution rises higher in public regard — and it provides much-needed fuel for the university to continue to offer a high-caliber education for generations to come.