Ways of Giving

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.

Please make your gift by December 31. Please also note that credit card gifts sent via snail mail must be received in our office by Friday, December 29 in order to be processed for the tax-year-end. Securities and wire transfers must be received by midnight December 28, 2017 to be processed by tax-year-end.

Information for UK Taxpayers

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 A Gift Make your gift online or call us at 800-MHC-GIVE (800-642-4483).
    You can choose to make a one-time gift, spead 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:
    Mount Holyoke College
    Office of Advancement
    50 College Street
    South Hadley, MA 01075 
  • Make a credit card gift via PayPal
  • Make a Pledge

Matching Gifts

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
T. 1-800-642-4483-x2031

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.

DTC #0443
Pershing LLC
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.

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.

Read more on the advantages of a donor advised fund and how it works.

Real Estate

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.

Personal Property

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.

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.