W&M raises $2.5 million in annual fundraising effort, One Tribe One Day

Staff writer

The College of William and Mary raised $2.5 million from 13,144 donors during its annual One Tribe One Day fundraising event for the university.

Tuesday’s event was part of the For the Bold campaign, the school’s $1 billion fundraising initiative launched in 2015 that has raised nearly $860 million so far.

Since joining the campaign, it has gained momentum. More money was raised this year than ever before. In 2014, there was a total of 1,906 donors.

"The inspiring sense of community on One Tribe One Day reaffirms William and Mary's longstanding tradition of philanthropy and generosity,” said President Katherine Rowe. “The day reminds us that no matter where in the world our alumni, faculty and staff, students, families and friends find themselves, William and Mary will always hold a special place in all of our lives.”

People donated from all 50 states and 28 countries. College alumni held 35 One Tribe One Day events around the world in places such as Tokyo, London and San Francisco. William and Mary also held an event in the Sunken Garden with a zip line, mechanical shark and other carnival games.

One Tribe One Day funds all areas of campus life including tutors for students, a pipe organ, scholarships, the Global Film Festival, Yule Log celebrations, research, athletics, faculty stipends, study abroad and more.

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