Support Chemistry

Students in laboratoryYour contribution to the Chemistry Department will help our faculty members provide the best learning experience to our students. You can contribute on-line 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 Chemistry Department, which supports student and faculty needs directly.

A number of alumni have periodically made donations over the years to help the department, with some establishing endowments that can guarantee long-term stability in some areas. Indeed, expendable private monies from annual contributions or proceeds from endowments currently amount to roughly $30-35,000 annually. Over the next 5-10 years we would like to see yearly private support to the department exceed $100,000 from annual giving and expendable endowment funds.

A commitment to annual giving provides a high level of predictable financial security and allows the department to consider long-term plans and goals.

If you are interested in contributing to the needs of the department through a regular/annual basis, there are several funds already established for this purpose, including the unrestricted Chemistry Fund (# 2967) and the Alfred Armstrong Memorial Fund (# 2020). The Department continues to identify new needs and additional gifts to the Equipment Fund for Chemistry (#3981), started with the Cabell Challenge, are always welcome. Endowments to support scholarships, summer research fellowships, and/or instrumentation can be established in honor of the alumni making such donations or any designate preferred.Contributions to the Kranbuehl-Thompson Graduate Fellowship Fund (#3188) support supplemental fellowships offered annually to one new and one continuing Chemistry graduate students with exceptional professional promise who have not received any other supplemental funding.

More Ways to Contribute

To contribute by mail, make your check payable to the William & Mary Foundation. Please be sure in your check's memo area to note the fund and number to which you are designating your gift. Mailing address:

William & 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 William & Mary. Please contact the [[gifts, Gift Accounting Office]] at (757) 221-1080 to make your gift using securities.

Deferred Gifts
We encourage you to consult Gift Planning when making a bequest provision in your will, retirement plan, or other estate plan. The  [[gifts, Gift Accounting Office]] at (757) 221-1080 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 gift. 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 [[as-development, Arts & Sciences Development]] at (757) 221-3712.

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