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Why Give to Geology?

William & Mary geologists traversing the lava fields of Hawaii in the Geology 310 course.Your gift to the Geology Department will help our faculty members provide the best learning experience to our students. We appreciate all the contributions geology alumni, parents, and friends have made to the department in past years and want to increase support for field programs, for our computing and laboratory facilities, and for undergraduate research.

Many alumni have made donations over the years to help the department; some have established endowments that guarantee long-term stability to specific areas. Expendable private monies from annual contributions and proceeds from endowments are critical to the continued excellence of our program, providing a high level of predictable financial security and allowing the department to develop long-term plans and goals. Over the next five to ten years our goal is to double the amount of private support to the department from annual giving and expendable endowment funds.

If you are interested in contributing to the needs of the department, we have several funds established for this purpose, including the unrestricted Geology Founders Endowment Fund and the unrestricted Geology Department Gift Account. We have greater flexibility with spending donations given to our Geology Department Gift Account.

Your commitment and support of department priorities and programs is deeply appreciated. You can contribute online now to the Geology Founders Endowment Fund with your credit card, using our secure web server. Currently, we are encouraging people to give to this fund to support our "310K for Geology 310," which is a fundraiser to make our GEOL 310 trips accessible to all geology students.

You may also choose to contribute online to the Geology Department Gift Account. The contribution form will be pre-selected to direct your gift to the chosen fund for the Geology Department. If you would like to donate to this fund, please reach out to the Department Chair [[cmbail,Chuck Bailey]] to strategize on how your gift can best be used in the department. Thanks!

A contingent of the W&M Geology flotilla on the 2014 Department Field (Float) Trip.