Giving Opportunities

W&M Libraries has a variety of areas that may be supported through outright gifts. The most frequently supported funds are listed below. To learn about other possible gift designations, or establishing a new fund, please contact John Hunter at (757) 221-1027 or

General Funds

General Collections


Oral History

  • GALA Oral History Project (3168)
    “the Stephens Project,” which is for oral histories of William & Mary’s gay and lesbian community
  • Highland Oral History Project (4409)
    to provide support for Highland's oral history project capturing the stories of Highland's descendant communities, including the creation of an exhibit at Highland
  • W&M Oral History Fund (4048) 
    to capture the stories of W&M leaders, students and alumni which will have a permanent home in the University Archives


  • Cuba Cinema Project (4091)
    to provide support for the mission and needs of the Cuba Cinema Project at W&M
  • Mary Mitchell Speaker Series Fund (3821) 
    to provide support to obtain world class and alumni authors to speak at Swem Library, particularly for its annual Children's Author Breakfast during W&M Homecoming & Reunion Weekend
  • Molly Elliot Seawell Endowment (4622)
    to establish Swem Library as the destination for the study of Virginia female writers and their works through special and circulating collections, programming and staffing

Reeder Media Center

Special Collections Research Center

Students & Staff 

  • Natasha McFarland Staff Education Fund (5008) 
    to provide support for current W&M Libraries staff to pursue professional and educational development opportunities that will contribute to the professional skills of the employee relevant to their career aspirations or work in a library related field
  • Swem Student Assistantship Fund (4049) 
    to fund Special Collections Research Center Student Assistantships to support the behind-the-scenes work necessary to digitize and process collections

Studio for Teaching & Learning Innovation