Mission

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The Carmen Culpeper Chappell ’59 Centennial Campanile is the result of a private gift from John F. Chappell and family.

The UMW Foundation is an independent and separately incorporated 501(c) (3) organization and is responsible for receiving, managing, and administering donations of cash, securities, real and intellectual property, and other private resources for the support of the University of Mary Washington; and managing such gifts in accordance with donor intent and its fiduciary responsibilities. 

Furthermore, in connection with its asset-management and real estate management activities, the Foundation retains personnel experienced in planning for and managing private contributions and works with the University to assist and advise in such activities.