Guest Editor: Put Mary Washington First

Welcome to this special edition of UMW Magazine devoted to the Mary Washington First campaign. Guest editor Torre Meringolo, vice president for Advancement and University Relations, has guided efforts to support President Richard V. Hurley’s vision for UMW through the development and launch of this $50 million campaign. Begun in 2011 and ending in late 2016, the Mary Washington First campaign has raised $30 million toward its goal. Dear Readers, The launch of a comprehensive fundraising campaign is a special moment in the life of an institution. It provides an opportunity to showcase high-priority initiatives that need private support in order to propel them forward. More importantly, a campaign provides an opportunity for those who cherish the institution to express their support through personal investments. The title and theme of this campaign is Mary Washington First, and the choice of this name was deliberate. President Richard V. Hurley’s vision is for Mary Washington … [Read more...]