End of Year 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.

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Dec. 16

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 Thursday, December 22 at 5 p.m. Regular business operations will resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

There will be limited staff in the Office of University Advancement on December 27, 28, 29 and 30 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

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

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

(757) 221-1001

Please note that December 31 is on a Saturday this year

Ways to complete your 2016 gift to William & Mary by the end of the year:

Your gift by credit card

For tax purposes, credit card gifts must be received,charged and approved — not just postmarked — by Friday, December 30, 2016, 5 p.m. to count as a calendar year 2016 gift. This is for credit card gifts sent in the mail only.

Credit card gifts online

  • Credit card gifts can be made online through Saturday, December 31, 2016 by midnight. Please visit https://giving.wm.edu/.

Credit card gifts by telephone

  • Call (757) 221-1001 on December 27, 28, 29 and 30, 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 31, 2016.

  • Date your check on or before December 31, 2016, and be sure it is postmarked on or before December 31, 2016. Checks mailed with postmark and check date on or before December 31, 2016, will be counted for 2016 regardless of when they are received.
  • 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

(757) 221-1001

FedEx, UPS

Please check with your local service regarding hours open on Saturday, December 31, 2016.

Note: The information below is based on FedEx and UPS being closed on Saturday, December 31, 2016. 

  • Date your check on or before December 30, 2016, and ship with a postmark on or before December 30, 2016. Checks shipped with postmark and check date on or before December 30, 2016, will be counted for 2016 regardless of when they are received.
  • 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

(757) 221-1001

Hand delivery

  • Date your check on or before December 31, 2016, and hand-deliver your check to:
College of William & Mary - Office of University Advancement
5300 Discovery Park Blvd
Williamsburg, VA 23187-1693

(757) 221-1001

  • Gifts received at William & Mary’s Office of University Advancement will count as a calendar year 2016 gift. Limited staff will be available to accept your check on December 27, 28, 29 and 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gift of securities

Your gift of securities must arrive into our account by close of market on Friday, December 30, 2016 to count as a calendar year 2016 gift and tax deduction.

For all gifts of securities, please call:

(757) 221-1001

Other Questions

For all other questions, please call:

(757) 221-1001