There are many ways of making a gift to Mount Holyoke, each offering distinct benefits to you and the College. To learn more, explore the options below and contact us or call 800-MHC-GIVE with any questions.
As a reminder, Mount Holyoke's fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.
Mount Holyoke's Tax ID number is: 04-2103578.
2019 Year-end Giving
Mount Holyoke College will be closed from Tuesday, December 24 through Thursday, December 26, 2019 and again Tuesday, January 1, 2020.
- The most secure and convenient way to make a gift while the office is closed is via our online giving form. Online gifts must be received by 11:59 EST on December 31, 2019 for the College to count those as 2019 gifts.
- Credit card gifts being sent through the mail must be received by Friday, December 27, 2019 to be processed this calendar year.
- Gifts of securities and wire transfers must be received by midnight December 27, 2019 to be processed by tax-year end.
- We strongly discourage you from leaving credit card gifts and information as a voice mail – we cannot guarantee the security of your information.
Cash or Pledges
Gifts of cash are available for immediate use by the College and are usually fully deductible for donors who itemize deductions.
- Make your gift online or call us at 800-MHC-GIVE (800-642-4483).
You can choose to make a one-time gift, spread out your gift into scheduled payments, or make a sustaining gift. There is a $5-per-gift minimum online.
- Checks should be made payable to Mount Holyoke College and mailed to our secure PO box:
Office of Advancement
Mount Holyoke College
PO Box 889
South Hadley, MA 01075-0889
- Make a credit card gift via PayPal
- Make a Pledge
Many businesses and corporations match personal gifts to educational institutions made by employees, retirees, and their family members. You must obtain the proper matching-gift form from the employer and submit it to the Office of Advancement for processing. Contact your company’s personnel office for more information.
Matching gifts can be made to "Trustees of Mount Holyoke College."
Tax ID 04-2103578
Maura Campbell, Senior Gifts Coordinator
Gifts of Securities
Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible at full fair-market value if the donor has owned the asset for at least one year. To avoid capital gains taxes, you must provide the securities themselves, not the proceeds of their sale. These gifts may be deducted at fair market value on the date of transfer to the College.
Questions? Contact Laurie Gherardi at 800-MHC-GIVE.
Wire Transfer Instructions
The following are instructions you will need to transfer your securities via DTC to Mount Holyoke College.
For Credit to Account #N7M001269
Client Account Name: Mount Holyoke College Gift Account
Please be sure to contact Mount Holyoke College when transferring securities so that we know to look for its arrival. Contacting your broker alone may not insure proper or timely gift crediting.
If you would like to give mutual fund shares to Mount Holyoke, please contact Laurie Gherardi or 800-MHC-GIVE.
Please note that mutual fund gifts and gifts of physical stock certificates must be received by December 15, 2019 for 2019 tax credit.
Donor Advised Funds
A donor advised fund (DAF) is a type of giving program sponsored and administered by many community foundations and investment companies. It combines very favorable tax benefits with the flexibility to conveniently support Mount Holyoke College. An increasingly popular charitable vehicle, a DAF is an excellent way to both simplify your charitable giving and facilitate your strategic philanthropic goals.
IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution
The qualified charitable distribution (or QCD, previously named the IRA charitable rollover) is permanent. Donors 70 ½ and older are eligible to give up to $100,000 directly from their IRA to Mount Holyoke tax-free. See our Gift Planning website for more information.
A beneficiary designation is one of the simplest ways to make a gift to Mount Holyoke College. It's literally as easy as filling out a form.
Read more about beneficiary designations or contact the gift planning staff at 800-MHC-GIVE.
Gifts by Will
Make a gift of real estate outright, fund a life income gift with it, or even donate it and retain the right to live in it during your lifetime.
Read more on gifts of real estate or contact us at 800-MHC-GIVE.
Gifts of valuable tangible personal property, such as artwork, jewelry, or rare books, can make wonderful charitable gifts.
Learn more about how you can support Mount Holyoke with gifts of personal property or contact us at 800-MHC-GIVE.