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R-MWC Alumnae Break Record During Reunion Giving

More than $3.4 million in restricted and unrestricted giving will help College invest in its students

6/6/2006 9:22:51 AM


LYNCHBURG — Randolph-Macon Woman’s College alumnae presented the College and its students with more than $3.4 million in restricted and unrestricted gifts during the 2006 Annual Reunion, held June 2-4.

This is the first time alumnae participating in Reunion have raised more than $1 million in unrestricted gifts, and women from 15 different classes contributed to the total.

“The College continues to be rewarded by the deep sisterhood and loyalty of its alumnae,” said Kathleen Bowman, president. “A large part of the magic of R-MWC lies with the spirit and leadership of its alumnae — women who have and are continuing to make a difference in the world. Because of their support, both financially and otherwise, we provide students with a unique and life changing educational experience. That the alumnae set a new record in this, my final year at the College, means the world to me and is an endorsement of the current and future strength of Randolph-Macon Woman’s college.”

The donations will go toward the Annual Fund and will specifically support scholarships, the library and technical resources, and faculty salaries.

More than $2.4 million in restricted gifts were also announced. These gifts will support specific funds such as the student-faculty summer research program, the Muriel Casey Alumnae House, and the renovation of the Physical Education Building.

“Giving back to R-MWC is an important and invaluable tradition,” said Anna Belle Ambrosen ’67, Alumnae Association representative to the Board of Trustees, during the weekend’s festivities. “Our gifts to the College, and specifically to the Annual Fund, make it possible for our alma mater to provide an R-MWC education to many promising young women. Without our gifts, today’s students would not benefit from the College’s superb academic program, athletic opportunities, outstanding faculty, state of the art classroom spaces, library and technological resources, and all the unique opportunities that we know make up a R-MWC education.”

Alumnae and College officials honored current students with the announcement during the presentation.

“Our investments in these young women are what continue to keep our College strong and a leader in liberal arts education,” Ambrosen said. “…You have demonstrated your faith in his College and everything we stand for with your generosity. With your continuing support, we know we can continue to reach new heights.”

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations