Support students & programs

We measure our success by the benefit we bring to our students, our community, and the world.

Giving to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Our college, Mason's largest academic unit, provides an intellectual foundation for every Mason student and the education we offer must continue to keep pace with an ever-changing landscape.

In our classrooms we ask critical questions, provide research that informs the public about issues of importance, and empower our students and community to support the common good. What we teach and how we teach, sets up each and every student to forge ahead as they graduate, and become leaders in their communities and industries.

It all starts here.
We rely on our incredible network of alumni who generously give of their time, talent, and financial resources to help transform our programs. Your support is far-reaching: it helps us both recruit top students and aid students in need. Your support opens doors to study abroad experiences, student-led community engagement initiatives, internships, and other high-impact and essential skill-building experiences.

We invite you to give today—or to plan your future contribution. You can donate to an existing fund, or create your own. However you choose to help and regardless of the size of your gift, you will have a real and immediate impact.

There are many ways to demonstrate your support for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. You choose when, how much, and where to give—with several ways in which you can make your commitment and ongoing support known. Gifts of any and all amounts go a long way in supporting the college.

Make a gift or establish a recurring pledge online via credit card at

WRITE A CHECK: Mail a check, made payable to George Mason University Foundation Inc., to 4400 University Drive, MS 1A3, Fairfax, VA 22030.

CREATE A PLANNED GIFT: Legacy gifts represent sustainability for key academic and research programs as well as scholarship funds to help attract and retain students. These gifts provide benefits to future generations of Mason students—and to you and your heirs.

BUILD A PARTNERSHIP WITH CORPORATE GIVING: Mason offers businesses access to talent, expertise, and infrastructure—striving to create partnerships that provide industry leaders with high-demand resources, enrich the student experience, and promote regional economic development.

EXTEND YOUR SUPPORT WITH A MATCHING GIFT: Many corporations generously match charitable contributions made by current or retired employees and board members. Use our online matching gift database ( to see if your company participates.

ADD VALUE THROUGH GIFTS OF STOCK: Lock in gains for your individual stock portfolio by making a charitable gift of appreciated stock. The charitable donation is tax-deductible, and you may avoid paying capital gains taxes on the appreciated asset.

PROVIDE A GIFT OF REAL ESTATE: Gifts of real estate and tangible personal property may be accepted at the discretion of the George Mason University Foundation Inc. and in accordance with IRS regulations.

Questions? Connect with our team to explore the range of gift opportunities that can help create your desired impact.