During our time here, William & Mary has become our home. This special place has encouraged us to boldly explore diverse academic pursuits, foster lifelong relationships, and evolve into the best versions of ourselves. William & Mary has entrusted us with the time-honored tradition of belonging that our university treasures. Together, we have the opportunity to uphold and strengthen our alma mater’s extraordinary educational experience for future generations.
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Give Back; Pay Forward

Your gift can be allocated to any university fund that you choose, so that your impact can support the areas on campus that hold the greatest significance for you. Private giving empowers our university’s endeavors to attach and retain wonderful professors, advance student research opportunities, and increase scholarship support, among countless other funds that all contribute to William & Mary’s transformative educational experience. By making a gift, you are investing in the students and future of William & Mary. We, the Senior Gift Committee, hope that you choose to contribute to our goal of 70% participation from the Class of 2024.



Sunken Garden Society


What is the Sunken Garden Society?

The Sunken Garden Society is a giving society specifically for seniors!

What qualifies you to be a member of the Sunken Garden Society?

  • Make a gift 3 out of 4 years at W&M including your Senior Class Gift
  • Make a gift two years in a row including your Senior Class Gift
  • Make a recurring gift of at least two years starting your Senior year

Members of the Sunken Garden Society recieve...

  • A special VIP reception prior to the donor-exclusive Senior Wine & Cheese main event, including early access, additional drink tickets, and hors d'oeuvres.
  • A philanthropy cord to wear during Commencement



Meet our Senior Class Gift Committee Members!

All committee members are also part of Students for University Advancement.

  • Deirdre Ambrosi (co-chair)
  • Emma Brooks
  • Kathleen Cozzi
  • Henry Hearle
  • Caroline Hertzberg
  • Sammy Jarrett
  • Chloe Kinderman
  • Connor McLaren-Finelli
  • Ryan Metz
  • Mia Penkiunas
  • Kavi Shah
  • Ellie Shea
  • Fletcher Smyth
  • Abby Stern
  • Courtney Vasquenza (co-chair)

If you’re interested in volunteering on the Senior Class Gift committee, please email Bree Wilson at

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How do I purchase a traditional Senior Class Gift mug? 

By making a gift of $20.24 or more, you will receive the traditional Senior Class Gift mug (which provides discounts around Williamsburg!) The senior mug grants seniors eight food and drink discounts at the following Williamsburg businesses: Virginia Beer Co., Billsburg Brewery, Green Leafe, Rick’s Cheesesteak Shop, Culture Cafe, Aromas, Sno-to-Go, and the Meadows. More information about the dates and times that each deal is available on our Instagram page @suawilliamandmary. 


What is the senior paver?

Every year, the graduating class aims to reach a class giving participation goal. The Class of 2024 has a goal of 70%. Our class giving percentage at the end of the academic year is engraved on our senior paver on the path on the north side of the Sunken Garden. The paver is part of the Senior Walk, during which the senior class gathers at the Wren Building right before Commencement for a final walk together across campus. The Senior Walk is a celebration of friendship, shared experience, and love for William & Mary. This walk was dedicated in 1994, the first year of William & Mary’s fourth century, in honor of those graduating students whose gifts empower their alma mater to ensure the College’s future will be even brighter than its past.