Support Physics

Private Giving

Your contribution to the Physics Department will help our faculty members provide the best learning experience to our students.

In recent years, gifts to the department have allowed us to, amongst other things, send a delegation of physics majors to the Quadrennial National Society of Physics Students congress, to upgrade advanced undergraduate lab equipment, to allow graduate students to present their research at national conferences, to support summer research fellowships for physics undergraduates, and to recognize top physics students via academic awards and prizes.

Undergraduate research is supported through the Dorothy Pruitt Babcock Research Scholarship. The Cheryl Griffiths Tropf Graduate Fellowship supports graduate research.

You can contribute online now with your credit card, using our secure web server. The contribution form will be pre-selected to direct your gift to the general academic fund for the Physics Department, which supports student and faculty needs directly. 

Contributions to the Rolf Winter Memorial Fund support a fellowship offered annually to the graduate student in physics who has demonstrated dedication and excellence in the performance of his or her teaching responsibilities.

More Ways to Contribute

To contribute by mail, make your check payable to the William & Mary Foundation. Please be sure in your check's memo area to note how you are designating your gift. Mailing address:

William & Mary
P.O. Box 1693
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693

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 the Matching Gift Search page to see if your company has a matching giving program. 

Gifts of securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, can be a strategically effective way to support the programs of William & Mary. Please contact the Gift Accounting Office (757-221-1008; [[gifts]]) 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 William & Mary are tax-deductible according to regulations governing section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.