Questions about giving to the Schar School? Call us at 703-993-2280 or email


You can make a gift online and designate the Annual Fund, Alumni Scholarship Fund, or another fund of your choosing. 


Checks should be made payable to the George Mason University Foundation, Inc., with “Schar School ~ 120544” in the memo section and sent to:

  • George Mason University Foundation
  • 4400 University Drive MS 1A3
  • Fairfax, Virginia 22030


We also accept gifts of Stock and Direct Deposit, ACH, or Wire Transfer

Charitable IRA Rollovers

  • For those aged 70½ or older, it is still possible to make tax-favored charitable gifts from traditional and Roth IRA accounts. An IRA rollover is a simple and easy way to use your individual retirement account to reduce taxes and help the law school.
  • Please talk to your tax advisor about the advantage of directly transferring gifts from your retirement plan to the George Mason University Foundation for the Schar School of Policy and Government. Your accountant or another financial advisor can also help you determine the optimum amount to give from retirement plan accounts under federal and state tax laws. To help us track your IRA gift, please inform us of your intent to make a gift from your IRA.
  • For more information on making a charitable IRA rollover gift, please visit the Foundation website.

Planned Gifts

  • We would be happy to talk with you or your financial advisor about opportunities to support the Schar School through planned or deferred giving. If you have questions about endowed or planned gifts, please contact us by phone 703-993-2280 or email
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If you have specific questions about how to make the most of your gift, please contact Cindy Michelson, Senior Director of Development, at