For Donors & Friends

W&M Awarded Grant from the Jessie duPont Fund

The WMSURE program recently was awarded a $68,000 grant from the Jessie Ball dupont Fund on a cash-match basis. Our goal is to receive $68,000 from donations and other grant money, for which the duPont Fund will match it. Help us reach our goal by giving to our program.

This three-year grant will enable us to educate Virginia high school students about undergraduate research, to fund WMSURE faculty and student research efforts, to hire undergraduates to serve as WMSURE peer advisors and mentors, and to support a state-wide conference how to best support underrepresented students in the classroom and in research. Learn more about our duPont Fund Grant.

Private Giving

Your contribution to the Willliam and Mary Scholars Program will help our faculty provide the best learning experience to our students.

We use private funds to provide operational and programmatic support for the participants in the WMSURE program. Private funds are used to assist students in their research projects and to help cover travel expenses for students and guest lecturers.

Ways to Contribute

You can contribute online now with your credit card, using our secure web server. The contribution form will be pre-selected to direct your gift to the general academic fund for the WMSURE Scholars Program, which supports program needs directly.

To contribute by mail, make your check payable to The College of William and Mary Foundation. Please be sure in your check's memo area to note how you are designating your gift. Mailing address:

The College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 1693
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693


Gifts of securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, can be a strategically effective way to support the programs of the College of William and Mary. Please contact the Gift Accounting Office at (757) 221 1080 to make your gift using securities.

Deferred Gifts

We encourage you to consult the gift planning office when making a bequest provision in your will, retirement plan, or other estate plan. This office can provide the appropriate legal name and language to ensure that your bequest can be used the way you intend.

Matching Gift Program

Many companies encourage employees, their families, and retirees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. Matching gifts can double, or even triple, the impact of your igift. Your Human Resources office will be able to tell you if your employer has a matching gift program and provide details on how to secure the matched funds. You may also use the College's Matching Gift Search page to see if your company has a matching giving program.

For More Information

To further explore giving options that will be meaningful and beneficial to you, please contact Arts & Sciences Development at 757-221-7737.

Gifts supporting the departments and programs of Arts & Sciences at the College of William and Mary are tax-deductible according to regulations governing section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.