Megan Dorward ’07 is no stranger to the impact and importance of private giving. As a founding member of the Society of 1918, a member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors and a former member of the Annual Giving Board, she has made giving back to William & Mary an important part of her life. Now, she and her fiancé, Richard Brahan, are using their wedding as an opportunity to encourage others to join them in giving back and to create a lasting impact on others’ lives. In lieu of a traditional registry, they have established the Megan Dorward & Richard Brahan Wedding Scholarship and have encouraged their loved ones to make financial contributions to it in celebration of their wedding.
Since 2015, we have held more than 50 alumnae events in Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Richmond, Roanoke, Atlanta, Seattle, San Francisco, Norfolk, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia and Virginia Beach. See which events are happening soon.
Have a great idea for how we should continue celebrating the centennial anniversary of women at William & Mary? Or do you have thoughts on how we could celebrate the centennial anniversary in your region, including possible venues, speakers, programming, or hosts? We’d love to hear about it! Submit ideas to email@example.com or raise your hand through the volunteer portal.
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Women at William & Mary continue to make an enormous impact on both the Williamsburg community and beyond. Read more about some of the recent accomplishments of W&M women.
William & Mary’s $1 billion For the Bold campaign is roaring forward, with nearly $900 million raised to date.
Create a life you can be proud of. I live by this mantra every single day. For me, this means carving out time creating new memories with my growing family, volunteering and giving back to William & Mary — the place that shaped who I am today.
The Society of 1918 is William & Mary's giving society by women, for women. It supports the Alumnae Initiatives Endowment, which will fund enriching programming that brings W&M women together to strengthen their bonds with one another and with alma mater. Aili Espigh ’17 is the youngest charter member.