Senior Family Gift

Graduation is a tremendous achievement — a time for you and your student to be very proud. Giving back is a long-standing William & Mary tradition, and a great way to commemorate their W&M experience is to make a Senior Family Gift.

Best of all, a Senior Family Gift not only celebrates your student's achievements and lifelong connections, it helps generations of future W&M students experience their own life-changing education.

Please take a moment now to honor your graduate by making a gift to the Parents Fund or any other area of the university that is significant to you and your student. Whether you give $20.23 or $2,023 or beyond, your gift will have significant impact on the lives of our students.

You may also choose to make a more enduring contribution. With your gift commitment of:

  • $2,500 or more, your family can name an expendable fund to support a program that reflects your student's experience. You may wish to support an academic discipline, athletic team or student life initiative such as the Office of Career Development & Professional Engagement, TutorZone, Counseling Center and more.
  • $10,000 or more, your family can name an expendable scholarship. Unrestricted, need-based scholarships are the university's highest priority, but you may also wish to direct your gift to support undergraduate merit, global scholarships or annual faculty support. Donors who give $2,000 or more to the Scholarships Impact Fund are invited to meet some of William & Mary's remarkable scholarship recipients during Homecoming & Reunion Weekend.
  • $100,000 or more, your family can name an endowment fund in honor or memory of a family member, a beloved professor or other individual or group. The fund may be created for a variety of educational and student life purposes at William & Mary. Such a gift would provide funding for all time coming.

William & Mary holds a very special place in our hearts. It seems like just yesterday that our son Balin was moving into Monroe Hall and we were getting teary-eyed in Kaplan Arena during Parent & Family Orientation and then again watching the life stream of Convocation. The past four years have flown by with unexpected challenges and triumphs. From shifting to virtual classes following spring break of freshman year, due to COVID, to adapting to a pandemic environment after returning to campus for their sophomore year, the Class of 2023 has demonstrated an amazing resiliency and strength in the ways they found to thrive academically and socially in spite of necessary health and safety restrictions. Through all of these challenges the faculty and staff at the university have been unwavering in their commitment to support the students in every way they can. Balin has found a community, become part of the Tribe and developed lifelong friendships, while at the same time having unparalleled academic and research opportunities at William & Mary which prepare him for a successful future. We are happy to have supported W&M during Balin’s time there and plan to continue our support as lifetime parents.

MaryAnne and Lochlan Armstrong P ’23
Class of 2023 Representatives, Parent & Family Council

Don't miss this chance to leave a legacy and make a lasting impact!

Your student's friends, memories and academic success will be with them for a lifetime and, with your gift, you can make sure that their legacy at W&M will lead the way for other students who follow in their footsteps.

Please make your Senior Family Gift today! Thank you for your support.


Looking for other ways to honor your graduate?


For more information, please contact the W&M Parent & Family Giving staff.

  •   Anna Sease,  Senior Director of Development for Parent & Family Giving
  •   757-221-1647