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Support NIAHD



Since 2002, over 1,900 high school students from across the country and around the world have attended NIAHD’s Pre-College Program in American History. For three weeks in the summer, students travel to historic sites and museums, wake up early on Saturday mornings to excavate at Fairfield Plantation in Gloucester County, get a feel for college life, and form lasting friendships.

In addition, more than 325 undergraduate and graduate students have participated in NIAHD’s Program in Material Culture & Public History or joined us from other colleges and universities to study with NIAHD at William & Mary as Visiting Students. Students experience history at sites where key events took place, gain hands-on experience through internships, and sharpen their ability to analyze, discuss, and write about material objects, people, and historic buildings and landscapes.

Ways to Give

The generous support that NIAHD receives from alumni, families, and friends enables us to offer both the Pre-College Program and the Program in Material Culture & Public History. In addition, gifts enable NIAHD to offer financial assistance for high school students to attend the Pre-College Program and for Visiting Students to spend a semester or an academic year at William & Mary. Please consider supporting NIAHD’s programs with a gift -

Mail-in Check

If you would like to send a check, make your check payable to William & Mary Foundation and note “NIAHD Allocation 2981” on the memo line. Be sure to include NIAHD’s Gift Form with your check, 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 departments or funds at the College. 

Scroll down to the "OR SEARCH FOR A SPECIFIC FUND" section, and enter 2981 (without an S). 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 More Information

To further explore giving options that will be meaningful and beneficial to you, 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.