The Economics Department has an illustrious history of student, alumni, and faculty achievement. We have attained this success on a stringent budget, one that has seen the State’s contribution fall in both relative and absolute terms in recent years. In order to continue, and to build on, this success, we need the generous support of our alumni and friends. Such support makes the difference in helping us to provide the best learning experiences possible for our students and is gratefully received.
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 Economics Department, allocation #2970, which supports student and faculty needs directly. This is equivalent to annual giving, such as to the William & Mary Annual Fund. These gifts are spendable (as opposed to endowment) funds. Any funds not spent may be carried over to the next fiscal year.
Unrestricted annual giving provides us with the most flexibility in meeting the needs of the department. As the State cuts back, these needs may be mundane, from paper and print cartridges, to more directly educational endeavors, such as funding for a class field trip to Washington, D.C.. Such funds can support students who work as research assistants to professors, the purchase of data for student-faculty research projects, and travel to conferences. These funds also can support the unanticipated expenses that occur at random, such as the complete breakdown of a printer or laptop computer that simply must be replaced.
We have recently added a second way to support the economics department. It is called the Opportunity fund. This new account is designed to help support innovative new programming and new technology as the department moves to its new home in Tyler Hall. The button below will allow you to contribute directly to the Opportunity Fund (allocation #3680). This account also supports faculty needs directly, and it is equivalent to annual giving.
We appreciate your support!