Frequently Asked Questions

Is my donation to the Mercatus Center tax deductible?

Yes. The GMU Foundation, an educational 501(c)(3), accepts gifts on behalf of diverse campus organizations at George Mason University without taking any position on any organization's mission or statements. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by the law and may be eligible for a corporate matching gift. Our tax identification number is 54-1436224. 

What is your refund policy?

If you have made an error in making your donation or change your mind about contributing to the Mercatus Center, we will honor your request for a refund within 30 days of your donation. To request a refund, please call Sarah Muse at 703-993-9133. Refunds are returned using the original method of payment. 

How do I donate by mail? 

Mail to:
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
3434 Washington Boulevard, 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201

Please make checks payable to The GMU Foundation, with "Mercatus Center" in the memo line.

How do I make a planned gift?  

Please contact Sarah Muse at smuse@mercatus.gmu.edu or 703-993-9133 to start a gift or learn more about planned giving opportunities. 

How do I donate bitcoin?

You may donate using our public wallet address: Donate Bitcoins

How do I donate through a tax-free IRA rollover?

You can find details on how to make this type of gift here

How do I donate stock? 

Transferring stock electronically is the fastest and most secure way to make a gift.  Simply have your broker contact ours at Merrill Lynch using the following information:

Name:  Merrill Lynch
Contact: Robert Testwuide
Account #: 86Q-04152
ABA #: 044-000-804
DTC #: 8862
Phone: 703-464-8809
Fax: 703-467-9340
Address:
11951 Freedom Drive
Freedom Square, 17th Floor
Reston, VA  20190

At the time of the transfer, for audit and acknowledgement purposes, please provide us with:

Your name and address
Name and number of securities transferred
If you have any questions, please contact Gary Leff at gleff@mercatus.gmu.edu or
1-800-815-5711.

Transferring Securities by Mail:

If you would like to transfer your securities by mail, please send your unendorsed certificates and stock power in separate envelopes by registered mail, to:

Gary Leff
Mercatus Center at George Mason University
3434 Washington Blvd., 4th Floor
Arlington, VA  22201

Please include:

Your name and address
Name and number of securities transferred

If you have any questions, please contact Gary Leff at gleff@mercatus.gmu.edu or 1-800-815-5711.