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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, or you may 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.

More Ways to Contribute:

To contribute by mail to the Founders Fund, please make your check payable to The College of William and Mary Foundation and note 1870 in your check’s memo area.  If you wish to contribute to the Geology Department Gift Account, please make your check payable to The College of William and Mary and note 0065 in your check’s memo area.

Mailing address:

Gift Accounting
The College of William and Mary Foundation
P.O. Box 1693
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693

The new Geology Department van and the 2006 Field Methods class on a cold day in Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Mountains. Rob Poirier ('11) presenting the results of his senior research at a Geological Society of America meeting
Securities:

Gifts of securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, can be a strategically effective way to support the programs of the College of William and Mary. Please contact the Gift Accounting Office at (757) 221 1080 to make your gift using securities.

Deferred Gifts:

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.

For More Information:

To further explore giving options that will be meaningful and beneficial to you, please contact [[as-development, Arts & Sciences Development]].

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