Ways to Give

You can support William & Mary in many ways. Whether you decide to make an annual gift, an endowed gift or a planned gift, your generosity has a tremendous impact on the university's students, faculty and programs.

Credit Card

Gifts to William & Mary can be made online now with a credit card or by contacting the Office of Gift Accounting at (757) 221-1008.


Please send all checks to:

Office of University Advancement
Gift Accounting
P.O. Box 1693
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693

You can also drop off gifts at the Office of University Advancement (physical address):

Office of University Advancement
Discovery I
5300 Discovery Park Blvd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Many companies encourage employees, their families and retirees to make charitable contributions by matching their philanthropic support. Matching gifts can double, or even triple, your impact on W&M. Consult your Human Resources office to find out if your employer has a matching gift program. Or check on our Matching Gift Search.

For information on matching gifts, please contact:

Brenda Denton, Director of Gift Accounting


Stock Gifts

Gifts of securities can be a strategically effective way to support William & Mary. Staff in the Office of Gift Accounting are available to provide more information on this process.

For information on securities gifts, please contact:

Brenda Denton, Director of Gift Accounting


Real Estate Gifts

A gift of real estate may be an effective way to support William & Mary while accomplishing other important goals you may have. Suitable properties may include your personal residence or vacation home, farm, commercial property, agricultural land and unimproved or undeveloped lots.

Gifts of real estate require special planning and must be reviewed by the William & Mary Real Estate Foundation prior to acceptance. If the real estate is to be used to fund a William & Mary-managed trust, it must be reviewed by our corporate trustee prior to acceptance. The Office of Gift Planning can assist you in this process from start to finish. Visit the Gift Planning webpage for more information.

For real estate gifts, please contact:

Kirsten A. Kellogg, Executive Director of Gift Planning


Types of gifts

Annual Giving

Annual gifts provide William & Mary with the flexibility required to meet its most pressing needs and pursue meaningful opportunities. From undergraduate research to scholarships to support for faculty and programs, annual gifts benefit many individuals across campus and collectively raise William & Mary's degree of excellence.

For annual giving, please contact:

Dan Frezza, Assistant Vice President for Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement & Annual Giving


Reunion Giving

Class reunions are a great way to reconnect and give back to the College on behalf of your class. Each class celebrates a reunion every five years from the 5th through the 50th. More information about the 5th through 45th Reunion Class Gifts can be found at the Homecoming web page. Information about the 50th Reunion Class Gift can be found at the 50th Reunion web page. For more information on the law school reunion, please go here.

For reunion giving, please contact:

Chris Stratton, Senior Associate Director of Volunteer Engagement


Memorial and Honorarium Gifts

A gift made in memory or in honor of a relative, friend, teacher or student is a thoughtful way to recognize an individual's life and accomplishments.

To make an honorary gift, send a letter indicating the purpose of your gift as well as the name and address of the honoree. For memorial gifts, if a memorial fund has not already been established, you should note on your check the name of the honoree and include the name and address of his/her next of kin.

Expendable Gifts

Outright gifts for immediate use help the university to meet current, pressing needs. Expendable funds can provide important support for scholarships and research, among other educational priorities.

For more information about expendable gifts, please contact:

Dan Frezza, Assistant Vice President for Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement & Annual Giving


Endowed Gifts

Endowed funds may be created for scholarships, fellowships, lectureships, research, professorships, library acquisitions, academic chairs, scientific and technical equipment, capital improvements or other educational purposes at William & Mary.

Donors may use either outright or deferred gifts to establish named endowed funds. The College of William & Mary Foundation works with each donor to prepare guidelines for the administration of each named endowed fund. Guideline length and degree of specificity depend upon the donor’s wishes and particular circumstances.

For more information on endowment gifts, please contact:

Lee Foster, Executive Director of Principal Gifts & Foundation Operations


Gift Planning

Proper planning can help you and your family realize the greatest benefits from your gifts to William & Mary. This involves choosing the best combination of assets and vehicles to accomplish your charitable, financial and estate planning objectives. Our knowledgeable and experienced Gift Planning staff is available to assist you and your professional advisors in determining which plan will best meet your needs and objectives.

Visit the Gift Planning webpage for more information.

For planned giving, please contact:

Kirsten A. Kellogg, Executive Director of Gift Planning


The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) creates strategic alliances between William & Mary, corporations and foundations. We strive to build mutually beneficial relationships with external partners in support of the unversity's capital needs and expertise in teaching, research and related areas.

For corporate and foundation giving, please contact:

Annie Davis, Executive Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations


Tax Information

For official tax information, such as our Employer Identification Number (EIN) and official tax receipts, please contact the Office of Gift Accounting at (757) 221-1008.

Other questions

For all other questions, please contact:

Office of Gift Accounting