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College of William and Mary & Foundations Endowment Fund

Name: College of William and Mary & Foundations

Assets Under Management: $943.3 Million (Source: College of William and Mary & Foundations on 6/30/2013)

Annual Report: The College of William and Mary in Virginia Richard Bland College Annual Financial Report 2012 – 2013

Portfolio Insights: “This Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) is a supplement to the College’s financial statements designed to assist readers in understanding the financial statement information presented. The following information includes a comparative analysis between the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 and the prior year ending June 30, 2012. Significant changes between the two fiscal years and important management decisions are highlighted. The summarized information presented in the MD&A should be reviewed in conjunction with both the financial statements and associated footnotes in order for the reader to have a comprehensive understanding of the College’s financial status and results of operations for fiscal year 2013. College management has prepared the MD&A, along with the financial statements and foot notes, and is responsible for all of the information presented.” (Source)

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1) College of William and Mary is a public institution that was founded in 1693. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,271, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,200 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of William and Mary’s ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 33. Its in-state tuition and fees are $17,656 (2014-15); out-of-state tuition and fees are $39,360 (2014-15).

The College of William and Mary is second oldest college in the country. It was founded by King William III and Queen Mary II of England. The school’s NCAA Division I varsity sports teams, known as the “Tribe,” participate in the Colonial Athletic Association. Students are involved with the Phi Beta Kappa fraternity, the nation’s first academic Greek society, as well as other fraternities and sororities on campus. All freshmen are required to live on campus and the majority of upperclassmen live on campus as well. The school is located in historic downtown Williamsburg, Va. (Source)

2) The College of William and Mary, founded in 1693, was the second oldest college in the United States, its Christopher Wren Building the oldest surviving college building in the country. George Washington had been its Chancellor from 1789 to 1799; Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and James Monroe were among the many notables who had attended the College; and the Phi Beta Kappa Society had its founding here. (Source)

3) The College of William and Mary’s International Relations Club along with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Muscarelle Museum of Art, and Branch Out International will be hosting the 4th Annual Developing World Gallery. The event will feature international photos by students and the professional work of Pulitzer Center photojournalist Andre Lambertson.

The opening night event will start at 7 PM in the SC Commonwealth Auditorium. The guest speakers are William and Mary alumni from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting: Special Projects Coordinator Summer Marion (’08) and National Education Coordinator Kate Seche (’99).

At the conclusion of the speaking event, an auction of the photographs will open along with a brief reception. All money raised through the gallery will be donated to support Doctors Without Borders. (Source)

4) Gifts to the College of William and Mary totaled $104.3 million between July 2012 and June 30, setting a new record for America’s second-oldest institution of higher education.

The previous record for giving from alumni, parents and friends was $101.65 million in 2005. To reach the new figure, 31,141 people, corporations and foundations made gifts to the college, including 18,552 alumni. A news release from the college said 14,368 undergraduate alumni, or 23.9 percent of the overall undergraduate alumni body, made gifts.

“Philanthropy has never been more important to the success of colleges and universities than it is today,” said William and Mary President Taylor Reveley in the release. “The William and Mary family has truly risen to the occasion with extraordinary generosity.” (Source)

5) On February 2, 2012, RISE visited the College of William and Mary to present the Align program – a full day institute welcoming new members to a values-driven fraternity/sorority experience. The Align program brought a good amount of group work and interactive time. In addition to the students, there were three staff members who advise the Greek organizations in attendance.

When asked what was the most valuable lesson from the Greek Retreat, one participant responded,
Everyone has frustrations with their chapters, but it is important to focus on building the chapter and striving towards success instead of complaining about shortcomings. (Source)

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