How to Give
There are many ways in which you can make a gift to us. If you have any questions, and regardless of the size of the gift you have in mind, we are here to help. Please contact us.
Every donation counts!
For alumni, the Wits Annual Fund is a discretionary endowment fund, which continues to grow over time, with the interest earned used by Wits where it is most needed. This fund is the primary means by which alumni, staff and friends can give tax-deductible donations to the University. Every donation counts. To illustrate this: if 10 000 alumni each donated R100 per month, this would equate to R12 million per year for the fund!
Several alumni and donors have established Trusts, Endowment Funds and Bequests, large and small, that have helped to shape the University.
Current students can also give to Wits, such as through the SRC Humanitarian fund, providing emergency financial aid for indigent students, including their fees, accommodation and meals.
Parents of Wits students and Wits staff members contribute to our University by creating bursaries and scholarships, supporting research initiatives, or projects that improve our campus.
Corporates, philanthropic foundations, SETAs, and public partnerships: The impact of donations and support from these sectors is invaluable.
How to make your donation
Donations in South Africa
- Donate via our online Giving Form. Click on the project that you would like to contribute to. We support Mobicred, EFT, and debit and credit card payments, either as a one-off or recurring gift.
- Wits staff members can also make a donation via staff payroll.
Donations in the USA
US residents can make a tax-deductible donation by check or online to the University of the Witwatersrand Fund, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Please click here to access the online portal. Please reference "Wits Annual Fund" when donating. You will find instructions on how to give online, how to send in a check and how to make a wire transfer.
Donations in the UK
For online donations, please click here
EFT, stop order or direct deposit: NatWest Bank | Account Name: Wits Foundation UK | Account Number: 39445739 | Sort Code: 60-00-01
By cheque: Made out to "The Wits Foundation UK" and mailed to The Wits Foundation UK, C/O Lynda Murray, 25a Frognal, Hampstead, London NW3 6
- If you donate by EFT or cheque, please complete a Gift Aid declaration.
Enquiries: Tel. UK mobile +44 (0) 7570930704 or email firstname.lastname@example.org