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Support NIAHD

Since 2002, over 2,100 high school students from across the country and around the world have attended NIAHD’s Pre-College Program in American History. During the 3-week program, historic sites and museums are the classrooms where Pre-College students think critically about American History and learn how to read and write at the college level. NIAHD connects Pre-College students with historians, interpreters, curators, architectural historians, and archaeologists who talk about their career paths and how their work adds to what we know about history. Pre-College students leave the program with a sense of college life, friendships, and college-level skills in reading and writing.

2022 marked the 20th anniversary of NIAHD's Program in Material Culture & Public History. Beginning in the Fall 2002 semester, over 400 W&M students have joined the program to learn about material objects and the ways in which museums and historic sites teach their visitors. Both W&M students and Visiting Students can gain hands-on experience in Public History through NIAHD's Internship Program and make connections to professionals in the field. During the Fall 2023 semester, NIAHD will begin a new certificate program for W&M graduate students. 

NIAHD appreciates the generous support that we receive from our alumni, their families, and friends. Your gifts enable us to teach classes in both the Pre-College Program and the Program in Material Culture & Public History that challenge students to think critically about history, discuss their ideas and interpretations with members of their classes, and to use evidence-based arguments in their papers. In addition,  your gifts make it possible for NIAHD to provide financial assistance that makes it possible for students to attend the Pre-College Program and the Program in Material Culture & Public History. Thank you for your gifts.

Ways to Give

If you would like to mail check, make your check payable to William & Mary Foundation and note “NIAHD Allocation 2981” on the memo line and mail it to:

National Institute of American History & Democracy
William & Mary
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795


If you would prefer to make your gift online, William & Mary Giving makes it easy to donate directly to NIAHD. 

Scroll down to the "OR SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC FUND" section, and enter 2981. You may also request that we use your gift for specific purposes in the "GIFT DETAILS" section.

Stock / Securities

Gifts of securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, can be a strategically effective way to support the NIAHD programs at William & Mary. For more information, visit W&M's Securities Transfer page. You may also contact Gift Accounting (; or (757) 221-1001) for assistance.

Deferred Gifts

We encourage you to consult the Gift Planning Office when making a bequest provision in your will, retirement plan, or other estate plans. This office can provide the appropriate legal name and language to ensure that your bequest can be used in the way you intend.

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 gift. 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 William & Mary's Matching Gift Search page to see if your company has a matching giving program.

For Additional Information

If you have any questions about making a gift to NIAHD, please contact Arts & Sciences Development. 

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.