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. The other type of giving is to the Economics Department Endowment. These funds are managed by the William & Mary Foundation and spin off annual spendable amounts from 3%-5% of the endowment per year. You may direct your contribution to the Economics Department Endowment, allocation #3240, in the “Comments” portion of the web form.
You also may contribute by mail with a check. To contribute to the general academic fund, make your check payable to the William & Mary Foundation, and note in the memo area, allocation #2970. To contribute to the Endowment Fund, make your check payable to William & Mary, and note in the memo area, allocation #3240. You may mail the check to the Economics Department or directly to the Foundation. Checks sent to the Department will be forwarded to the Foundation so that official recognition is made. The Foundation mailing address is:
William & Mary
P.O. Box 1693
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693
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
For information on how to make other types of gifts, such as stocks and mutual funds, or deferred gifts such as Charitable Remainder Trusts, please contact the Gift Accounting Office at 757-221-1080, or [[as-development, Arts & Sciences Development]]. 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.
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.