Class Gift

The Class Gift Campaign is a student-led fundraising effort that encourages graduating students to give back to the faculty, programs, and the school that has played a key role in their development as business professionals.

100% Participation Goal

Our goal is to have 100% of the Class giving back! You can give to any area of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business, and a gift of any size counts toward the 100% participation goal. You can make a one-time gift, a recurring gift, or a multi-year pledge. Please make a thoughtful contribution to support your program and class gift!

The Dean's Circle

The Graduating Class can join the Dean's Circle with a gift of $500 now and a pledge to give $500 by June 30 in the year of graduation. Recent graduates (within five years) can renew at $1,000 by June 30 each year. Your entire Dean's Circle pledge counts toward your class gift. Learn more about the Dean's Circle

  • 1 year


    Pledge Duration & Dean's Circle Membership

  • 2 years


    Pledge Duration & Dean's Circle Membership

  • 3 years


    Pledge Duration & Dean's Circle Membership

  • 4 years


    Pledge Duration & Dean's Circle Membership

  • 5 years


    Pledge Duration & Dean's Circle Membership

More information on the Dean's Circle, Bell Society, and FAQs

pledge instructions
Dean's Circle Pledge Instructions
  • Go online
  • Select "Make a Pledge"
  • Enter your total pledge amount
  • Select the corresponding pledge duration (e.g., five years for a $5,000+ pledge)
  • Select the frequency of your payments
  • "I want to support."
    • Any area of the Mason School counts for the class gift
  • Include in the comment: "Raymond A. Mason School of Business Class Gift"
  • Press Save and Continue
  • Complete the form with your information
William & Mary Bell Society

The Wren Bell has stood for centuries as a testament to William & Mary's longevity. Even when the university was forced to close its doors for lack of funds from 1881 to 1888, President Benjamin Stoddert Ewell faithfully rang the Wren Bell every morning to signal William & Mary's resilience. In the spirit of this bond, the Bell Society recognizes individuals who make gifts to the university in consecutive fiscal years.

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Becoming a Bell Society Member

The easiest way to become a Bell Society member is through a recurring gift. Consistent, loyal support for the Raymond A. Mason School of Business is recognized by William & Mary's Bell Society depending upon the years of consecutive giving:

  • Cornerstone - Two to four years of consecutive giving
  • Cobblestone - Five to 14 years of consecutive giving
  • Milestone - 15 - 24 years of consecutive giving
  • Bell-Ringing - 25 or more years of consecutive giving
What is a recurring gift?

A recurring gift is an ongoing, specific amount that you determine. Set your class gift to automatically repeat monthly, quarterly, or annually. With a recurring gift, you are helping the Mason School provide exceptional business education and ensuring steady, reliable funding for student and faculty initiatives. The total annual amount of your recurring gift is included in the Class Gift total.

frequently asked questions
Frequently Asked Questions
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Why should I make a gift to the Mason School?

Your financial support of the Mason School ensures that students who follow you will have the same exceptional education and experience you received. Additionally, publications that determine national rankings look at the percentage of alumni who give back to their alma mater to configure their ratings. This means when our ratings go up, your degree increases in value.

What does my gift support?

Any gift to the Mason School counts towards the Class Gift Campaign. Gifts to the Mason School Annual Fund provide critical support to the areas of greatest needs across all programs. Gifts to the Mason School Annual Fund create opportunities for new initiatives such as the student marketing association and student career trek experiences in DC and New York City. You may also choose to support your specific program or one of our scholarship initiatives. For a list of suggested allocations, review the full list on the giving page.

Can I make my gift in honor of a faculty member or staff member, fellow student, or family member?

Yes! What a great way to say "Thank You" to someone who has encouraged your academic journey. When you make a gift in honor of someone, that individual will receive a tribute card notifying them that a gift has been made in their honor.

*All tributes to professors are delivered after grades have been submitted.

How much should I give?

Philanthropy is a personal decision. Only you can decide how much you can afford and the value of the experience you have received. Any gift of any amount to the Mason School counts towards the goal of 100% giving.

How can I join the Dean's Circle as a Young Alumnus?

The Graduating Class can join the Dean's Circle with a gift of $500 now and a pledge to give $500 by June 30 of the year they graduated. Recent graduates (within five years) can renew at $1,000 by June 30 each year. Your entire Dean's Circle pledge counts towards your class gift.

How do I give?

The easiest way to make a gift is online. If you wish to pay by cash or check, please mail them to P.O. Box 8795 Williamsburg, VA 23187, or bring them to Skylar Pritchard at 2046C.

How can I make sure my gift has the greatest impact?

Join in the global celebration of William & Mary and give your gift on One Tribe One Day when the whole W&M family comes together to give back and show their support of the university that means so much to them.

Will my gift count towards William & Mary Bell Society?

Yes! Any gift to the university counts towards W&M's consecutive giving society.

My student loans will be coming due soon. Doesn't that support the school?

Tuition and fees alone do not cover the costs of the excellent education and opportunities you received. Private support from alumni, parents, and friends allows the Mason School to invest in new programs and ensure that every student has access to co-curricular programming to enhance their classroom knowledge with real-world cases and experiences.


Contact Skylar Pritchard, Associate Director of Development, at or 757-221-1953.