During our time here, William & Mary has become our home. A place that has encouraged us to grow into our future selves, create lifelong friends, and cherish memories. Together we have the opportunity to better our alma mater for now and ever more.

Make Your Gift

Give Back; Pay Forward

Your gift can truly make a difference to our university by helping attract and retain professors, advancing student research opportunities, increasing scholarships support, and providing an extraordinary William & Mary experience. We, the Senior Class Gift Committee, hope that you choose to support the Class of 2024 in its goal of giving back.

William & Mary is one of only eight U.S. institutions of higher education designated a "Public Ivy." A Public Ivy is a state-assisted institution that offers a superior education at a cost far below that of Ivy League schools.
Founded in 1842, the William & Mary Alumni Association is the sixth oldest such group in the U.S.
William & Mary's 13:1 student-faculty ratio is the lowest among the top public universities, a factor that helps strengthen W&M's commitment to teaching. In fact, 84 percent of William & Mary's classes have fewer than 40 students.

Meet our Senior Class Gift Committee Members!

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

  • Deirdre Ambrosi (co-chair)
  • Grace Bir
  • Emma Brooks
  • John Broughel
  • 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
  • Jaxson Turner
  • Courtney Vasquenza (co-chair)

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

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What is Senior Class Gift?

Senior Class Gift is an opportunity for seniors to reflect on their time at William & Mary and pay it forward. You can make your Senior Class Gift online. By making a gift of $20.24 or more, you will receive the traditional Senior Class Gift mug (which provides discounts around Williamsburg!)

What are the discounts available with the Senior Class Gift mug?

The senior mug includes eight food and drink discounts at the following Williamsburg businesses: Virginia Beer Company, Billsburg, Green Leafe, Rick’s Cheesesteak Shop, Culture Cafe, Column 15, Sno-to-Go and the Meadows. More information about the dates and times of each deal is available on our Instagram page @wm_wrentraditions

Why should I give?

By making a gift, you are investing in the students and future of William & Mary. Private giving is essential for everything from scholarships to science equipment to student organizations to testing accommodations for students with disabilities. Many opportunities and experiences at William & Mary are possible because of generous donors.

How much should I give and where does my gift go?

We encourage you to make a gift that is meaningful to you, whether than be $5 or $100. We recommend making a gift of at least $20.24 so that you receive the traditional senior mug. You can allocate your gift to support any area of William & Mary — scholarships, the Fund for William & Mary, student organizations, and so much more!

What is the senior paver?

Every year the graduating class has 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 tradition. Before Commencement each year, the senior class gathers at the Wren Building 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 who have made gifts to their alma mater so that its future will be even brighter than its past.