Ways to Give

There are numerous ways to support the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and its School of Marine Science. However you choose to give and no matter the size of the gift, your donation makes you a partner in the work we do to protect and preserve our marine environment and coastal communities around the world.

Credit Card

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


Please make your check payable to the VIMS Foundation and mail to:

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


Electronic transfer is the simplest way to make a gift of securities to VIMS or the VIMS Foundation. Contact the Gift Accounting Office of William & Mary at 757-221-1008 for more information.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate require special planning and must be reviewed by the William & Mary Real Estate Foundation prior to acceptance.


Gifts of personal property—non-monetary items of tangible personal property such as equipment, inventory or other materials—may also be made to VIMS. Before making such a gift, please contact Marise Robbins-Forbes ([[v|marise]]) in VIMS Advancement for guidance.