Year-End Giving

Thank you for including William & Mary as you plan your end-of-year giving. A gift to William & Mary invigorates the university’s legacy of teaching excellence, propels groundbreaking research and advances a strong community of diverse perspectives.

The Office of University Advancement at William & Mary is closed for the holidays, beginning Wednesday, December 20 at 5 p.m. Regular business operations will resume on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

There will be limited staff in the Office of University Advancement on December 21, 26, 27, 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to assist donors with questions and year-end gifts. 

If you wish to speak with someone by phone, please call (757) 221-1001. Please leave a message and we will return your call as quickly as possible.

Or contact us via email: gifts@wm.edu

Or, if you wish to stop by, we are located at:

Office of University Advancement
5300 Discovery Park Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Please note that December 31 is on a Sunday this year.

Ways to complete your 2017 gift to William & Mary by the end of the yea

Your gift by credit card

For tax purposes, credit card gifts must be received, charged and approved — not just postmarked — by Friday, December 29, 2017, 5 p.m. to count as a calendar year 2017 gift. This is for credit card gifts sent in the mail only.

Credit card gifts online

Credit card gifts can be made online through Sunday, December 31, 2017 by midnight. Please visit https://giving.wm.edu/.

Credit card gifts by telephone

Call (757) 221-1001 on December 21, 26, 27, 28 and 29, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) to have someone assist you with taking your credit card gift by phone.

Your gift by check

Please check with your postal service regarding hours open on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

  • Date your check on or before December 31, 2017, and be sure it is postmarked on or before December 31, 2017. Checks sent via the USPS must have a 2017 postmark. Please note that the last day the post office is open in 2017 is a partial day on December 30. Mail dropped in a mail box on December 30 or after is not likely to receive a 2017 postmark.
  • Send your check via U.S. Postal Service to:
    College of William & Mary - Office of University Advancement
    Gift Accounting
    P.O. Box 1693
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693
FedEx, UPS
  • For gifts delivered via delivery services such as FedEx or UPS, the package must be received by William & Mary on or before December 29, 2017.
  • Send your check via FedEx or UPS to:
    College of William & Mary - Office of University Advancement
    Gift Accounting
    P.O. Box 1693
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693
Hand delivery
  • Date your check on or before December 31, 2017, and hand-deliver your check to:
    College of William & Mary - Office of University Advancement
    5300 Discovery Park Blvd
    Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693

Gifts received at William & Mary’s Office of University Advancement will count as a calendar year 2017 gift. Limited staff will be available to accept your check on December 21, 26, 27, 28 and 29 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gift of securities

Gifts of securities must arrive in one of our existing brokerage accounts by the end of the trading day prior to or on December 29 (the last trading day of the calendar year). Please be aware that this is the deadline for the funds to be in our brokerage account and this requires lead time for your broker to transfer the funds which can be at least three to five business days. For more information, visit our Securities Transfer Information page.

For all gifts of securities, please call (757) 221-1001 or email gifts@wm.edu.

Other Questions

For all other questions, please contact call (757) 221-1001 or email gifts@wm.edu.