In the mid-1970's, there was a different community-learning group at W&M called "Project Plus." The Hundred Acre Wood group is a group of seven families who were part of Project Plus. On the eve of their 30th Reunion, they initiated a partnership with W&M to support community-based learning.
Their inspiration was their study of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock. As students, they imagined what people of the future would do with the leisure time afforded by advances in technology. Thirty years later, they found that the scarcest, most precious commodity they had to share with others was their time.
Each year the group returns to Williamsburg for a couple days to engage in outreach projects with students. We are proud to show the engaged scholarship that their financial contribution allows.
We use financial donations to support students' travel and purchase research materials. Where designated, funds go to faculty for new course development. You may also request that your contribution go towards funding Sharpe Summer Research grants.
Your contribution to the Sharpe Programs will help provide our students with the best possible learning experiences.
You can contribute online with your credit card, using our secure web server. The contribution form will be pre-selected to direct your gift to the Sharpe Programs for Community Engagement and Scholarship.