Support Geology

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.

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.

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.

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