L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

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Why Give

Your gift helps us inform public policy through cutting-edge research and community engagement and prepare students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Since the Wilder School became independent in 2013, our national and international profile has been on the rise. In fact, we moved up 12 places in the most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings for best graduate public affairs program, ranking 44th in the nation. Learn more about the great work of our academic programs and Center for Public Policy.

Your support allows our faculty, staff, and students to make public policy real.

All gifts, regardless of size, make a positive impact. Thank you for your generosity and interest in the Wilder School.

How to Give

Annual Fund gifts provide unrestricted current funds that the Wilder School can use where the need is greatest. Gifts support students through scholarships, meetings, conferences, faculty research, access to advanced technology, and alumni activities. There are also numerous funds, academic programs, and centers you can support to benefit the overall success of the Wilder School and its offerings.

There are many ways to give back while supporting tomorrow’s leaders — make a financial gift to the Wilder School, or contact us to discuss mentoring current students, meeting with local graduates or speaking to a class. To learn more and let us know how you would like to be engaged, please contact James R. Wasilewski, the Wilder School's Director of Development, at wasilewskijr@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6205, or Laura Pond, Development Coordinator, at pondlj@vcu.edu or (804) 828-6706.

Give online: Please visit our secure online giving page to make your one-time or installment gift today.

Give by mail: Please make checks payable to the VCU Foundation, with Wilder School or the fund of your choice in the memo line. Gifts can be mailed to:

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Virginia Commonwealth University
Development Office
Box 842028
Richmond, VA 23284

To make your gift over the phone using your credit card, please contact our development office.

Stock gifts:  To donate gifts of stock, please use the following information to make the transfer. Notify our development office and contact Christy Ferguson-Snead at SunTrust Bank prior to delivery by calling (804) 782-7787 or fax (804) 782-5858.

Client Name: VCUF Clearing Account
Account Number: 70313690
DTC Participant ID Number: 2039

FFC SunTrust Bank A/C: 11188 

Planned gifts: Consider supporting the Wilder School through estate or future gifts, such as bequests or gift annuities to ensure sustainable progress.

Employer matching gifts: Your employer may match gifts you make to the Wilder School. Check with your employer’s human resources department to see if they provide a matching gifts program that may double your support. See if your employer has a matching gifts program by checking the VCU matching gifts database.

Payroll deduction: If you are a VCU employee, please consider making your contribution automatically through your paycheck through the VCU Payroll Deduction website. You can select the amount and frequency of your support.

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