Investing in Our Future

Every victory at Boston College, whether it’s in the classroom, in a research lab, or on the playing field, is made possible by the generosity of our alumni and parent community. Your support allows us to invest in our athletic teams, fund research opportunities, and award financial aid to thousands of deserving students. However you choose to give, we thank you for investing in the future of BC.

How To Give

By phone

All you need is your credit card and our toll-free number: 888-752-6438

 

By U.S. mail

To send a check, please make your check payable to "Boston College," and mail to:

Boston College
Office of University Advancement 
Cadigan Alumni Center
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

One Time Gift

Every annual gift supports current and future students along with the unique mission of Boston College.

Make an annual gift


Monthly Gift

Recurring gifts combine the ease of installments with the convenience of automatic renewal.

Make a Recurring Gift


Memorial Gift

If you would like to make a gift in memory of a deceased member of the BC family, please visit www.bc.edu/give. Under “I wish to dedicate my gift,” select “In memory of a deceased member of the BC community.” If you would like for us to notify the family of your gift, please provide as much of their contact information as possible. If you prefer to make your gift via phone or U.S. mail, please be sure to mention/include the above information in your correspondence. Note: The amount of your gift will not be shared with the family. If you have any questions, please contact Liz Brautigam in the Office of Stewardship & Donor Engagement at elizabeth.brautigam@bc.edu or 617-552-1075.

For Securities Held by your Bank or Broker

1) Simply provide your broker with detailed instructions of the gift that you would like to make to BC, including the name of the stock and the number of shares to be transferred from your account to Boston College's at:

Fidelity Investments, National Financial Services Corp.
DTC (Depository Trust Company) #226
Account #201973114, Trustees of Boston College
Reference: Donor's Name

2) Then, please contact the Boston College Office of Gift Processing at 617-552-3440 or uagifts@bc.edu to let us know the name of the stock and the number of shares that you will be transferring to the BC account at Fidelity. This information will help us provide you with proper gift acknowledgment on a timely basis.
 


For Securities Held by You

If you hold a stock certificate, please send it to us with a stock power form. For safety and simplicity, you should send the certificate and stock power form in separate envelopes.

1) Send your certificate(s) without any endorsement, assignment, or other notation to:

Office of Gift Processing
Boston College
Cadigan Alumni Center
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Attn: Stock Gift Administration

Please enclose a letter including the designation of your gift.

2) Download and print out a stock power form, one for each separate security, if applicable.

3) Sign the stock power exactly as your name appears on the certificate and leave the rest of the form blank.

4) Mail the signed stock power in a separate envelope, along with a copy of the letter that accompanied the certificate, to the address above.

Note: Your gift is valued in accordance with IRS guidelines. Gifts of securities that are held for more than one year may be deducted at the full market value.

For wire transfers, please contact Christine Russo at 617-552-3517 or uagifts@bc.edu for our Bank of America account number and ABA Routing number.

Baldwin the Eagle

IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

Under recent federal legislation, you can use your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to make a gift to your favorite charitable institutions, including Boston College.


Who is eligible and what are the guidelines?

  • You must be 70½ years of age or older at time of distribution
  • Total charitable gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per taxpayer each year
  • Transfers from traditional and Roth IRAs must be made directly from the account administrator to Boston College

What benefits will I enjoy?

  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution
  • Avoid federal and, in many cases, state income taxes
  • Provide critical support to the BC department, school, or initiative of your choice

How can I make my gift?

  • Contact your IRA administrator to request that a charitable distribution be transferred to Boston College
  • Instruct your IRA administrator to indicate the donor’s name on the check and specify that the gift is an IRA charitable distribution to ensure gifts are properly recognized and recorded
  • Send your check to:

Boston College
Office of Gift Processing
Cadigan Alumni Center
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Boston College Tax ID: 04-2103545

 

Note: The IRA charitable rollover is federal law; state and local law may not provide the same benefits.


Examples to help you:

To assist donors interested in making a charitable gift from their IRA, we have provided the following examples:

 


Questions? To discuss your giving options in confidence, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 877-304-SHAW or giftplanning@bc.edu.

If you prefer, simply fill out the form below and a member from our gift planning team will reach out to you shortly.

 

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

If your employer or your spouse's employer has a matching gift program, your gift to Boston College may be doubled or even tripled. Your employer’s human resources department can supply you with specific instructions about its process for matching gifts. In some cases, a spouse's company will also match the gift. 

The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as the central point of contact for corporate and foundation philanthropic engagement with Boston College. 

Visit Our Corporate and Foundation Giving Site

 

BC's Giving Societies