William & Mary

Sharing the light: 2017 For the Bold highlights

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    For the Bold  The SkyView Atlanta Ferris wheel in Centennial Park was lit in green and gold as part of the For the Bold campaign celebration in Atlanta.  Photo by University Advancement
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It has been a remarkable fundraising year for William & Mary. The university continues its strong trek forward with two and a half years remaining until For the Bold concludes, said Matthew T. Lambert '99, vice president for university advancement.

As momentum builds to reach all three campaign goals — strengthened alumni engagement, 40 percent alumni participation and $1 billion — the university stays focused on its overarching mission of advancing academic and athletics excellence and creating an environment in which opportunities and enriching experiences are available for all of its exceptional people, Lambert added.

"We are making great progress and strengthening our foundation thanks to the support of tens of thousands of alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff and friends," said Sue Hanna Gerdelman ’76, For the Bold campaign chair. "From scholarships and faculty support, innovative research, study abroad, affinity- and alumnae-based opportunities to career and professional networking events, the campaign is a big reason the William & Mary community is feeling great impact."

Here are only a few of the highlights that the university has celebrated over the last year: