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The Blue & Gray Press | July 23, 2018

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Food bank brings in record amount

December 3, 2014 |


Since 2005, the University of Mary Washington has participated in the annual STOP Hunger Food Drive. Sodexo, the dining services company contracted by the university, hosts several community service initiatives, including the food drive that provides thousands of pounds of canned goods and food stuffs to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.Read More

Get Hairy with the Fredericksburg, VA Beard Coalition

September 4, 2014 |


When the subject of beards comes up in conversation, it is rarely in regards to benefitting the community. However, it is the connection of these seemingly unrelated topics that makes one local organization stand out amongst others in the city of Fredericksburg.Read More

Miley Cyrus Takes the Stage at the 2014 VMA Awards

September 4, 2014 |


Miley Cyrus, or the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana, is on a tear as of late, posting numerous number one singles, while at the same time transforming her image and musical style. Read More

Pearce gives insight on charity

March 16, 2011 |


For 1,000 Hondurans in El Progreso, seeing words on a page or distinguishing family members from strangers was a challenge, until they stood at the end of a very long line. Thanks to UMW’s influence throughout the … Read More

Gamblers win big for a good cause

February 16, 2011 |

Fueled by a seemingly endless supply of Mountain Dew and pizza, over 40 Mary Washington students gathered in the Great Hall to play Texas Hold ‘em poker.

The Community Outreach and Resources’ (COAR) Seventh Annual Charity Poker tournament took place … Read More

Palooza For Hunter: A Concert for a Cause

February 2, 2011 |


At the King George Citizen’s Center on Jan. 21, four bands and a solo act came together in a musical extravaganza called Palooza For Hunter

It was put together for Hunter Pitts, a local who tragically … Read More

Class Donates Buffett’s Funds to Local Charity

December 2, 2010 |

On Nov. 30, the economics of philanthropy in the nonprofit sector class awarded several grants to local charitable organizations, funded by Doris Buffett.

The class granted $4,100 to Habitat for Humanity Middlesex, $2,500 to Rappahannock Goodwill Inc., and $3,400 … Read More

Club collects gift boxes for Local children in need

November 17, 2010 |

Community Outreach and Resources (COAR) has 687 shoeboxes to fill for this year’s Head Start Gift Box Drive. The boxes are for at-risk children in the Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford areas, according to the Facebook event set up by members … Read More

New club fundraises for clean water

October 20, 2010 |

By Christina Lambert

Over a sixth of the world’s population doesn’t have access to uncontaminated drinking water, according to the World Health Organization.

In 2004, Scott Harrison started Charity: Water after he visited Africa and saw the severe poverty … Read More

Dining Services Aims for Record-Breaking Charity

November 11, 2009 |

On Thursday, both UMW students and members of the community will work toward breaking a Guinness World Record and helping the Fredericksburg area as they participate in the national Helping Hands Across America food campaign.

UMW is one of many … Read More

Many Thanks, UMW!

October 4, 2007 |


If you were at UMW last year, you know who we are. You probably donated or walked at our  Walkathon, and you may have secretly grumbled about us. For the freshmen who haven’t had the pleasure yet, we … Read More