The Mann family has established an endowment to provide an annual financial award to a UMW graduating senior who will be going out into the world and doing the good that Grace would have done. In Grace’s honor, we will be helping to launch the award recipient into the next phase of their life. The Grace Mann Launch award is given to a graduating senior who is active while at UMW in organizations that promote social justice and equality, social change and/or advocates for victims of sexual assault or prejudice, and who exemplifies a commitment to improving the lives of others through the change of attitudes, behaviors, laws, policies, or institutions; and who is planning to pursue a career in support of those goals and promote equality and/or advocate for victims.
Nominations for the 2023 Grace Mann Launch Award are due on Monday, March 6. Submissions will be reviewed by a separate committee and finalists will be contacted for an interview.