Your gifts help VIMS make a difference

The Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) has a three-part mission to conduct interdisciplinary research in coastal ocean and estuarine science, educate students and citizens, and provide advisory service to policy makers, industry, and the public.

Essential to this mission is support provided by generous donors who make possible cutting-edge research, facilities, technology, and equipment; resources for faculty; and competitive scholarships that attract the best students. As state funding continues to decline, VIMS must count increasingly on a stable source of this private support to be a leading marine science center.

Ways to support VIMS

Private gifts may take many forms. Visit Ways to Give to see how you can support VIMS. Also, when considering a gift please remember that more than 1,000 corporations and businesses match their employees’ charitable donations to college and universities. Many companies also match gifts for spouses and retirees.

Contact Us
  • Susan Maples, Interim Executive Director, VIMS Advancement & VIMS Foundation: 804-684-7846 |

Send correspondence to:

Susan Maples
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
P.O. Box 1346
Gloucester Point, VA 23062