Inspiring Stories

Betsy Calvo Anderson BA'70, HON J.D. 15, P '00

William & Mary has given me so much, I want to pass it down the line.  It's important for the future of the university.

Why do I give?  I feel lucky to have a unique perspective on William & Mary.  As a Muscarelle Museum of Art Foundation board member, an emeritus member of the William & Mary Law School Foundation board and a past president of the Alumni Association, I've seen first-hand the resources and commitment it takes to keep William & Mary on the leading edge of higher education - and how diligently the university puts our contributions to work.

My late husband, Alvin BA '70, J.D. '72, would be happy to know that in addition to continuing our more than 40-year legacy of annual giving, I've included our alma mater in my estate plans.  Although I never could have imagined when I arrived on campus at age 18 what an enormous impact William & Mary would have on my life.  I also couldn't have imagined the opportunity I would have to positively influence the lives of others.