Thank you for considering a gift to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

Gifts of any size help us provide a rich intellectual environment where influential and original thinkers from around the world seize opportunities to advance their work.

Give by Credit Card

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study accepts the following credit cards: American Express, MasterCard, and VISA.

Credit card gifts may be made:
Online
• Phone: Office of the Recording Secretary at +1 (617) 495-1750
• Fax: Office of the Recording Secretary at +1 (617) 496-8608
For faxes, please include your name as it appears on the card, your complete billing address, card type, card number, expiration date, and card security code. Please indicate the name of the fund that your gift is supporting (such as the Radcliffe Fund or the Schlesinger Library).

 

Give by Check

Please make your check payable to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. If possible, please draw from a US bank in US currency.

Mail check to:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
c/o Office of the Recording Secretary
124 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: +1 (617) 495-1750

 

Give Stock/Securities

When donating stock to the Radcliffe Institute, alumnae/i and friends may take a standard charitable deduction for the mean fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift while also avoiding capital gains tax on appreciated securities. To make a gift of securities please contact the Harvard Management Company via email or toll-free at +1 (866) 845-6596.

To ensure proper processing of your gift we strongly recommend that you also notify the Radcliffe Institute of the stock transfer by completing the following online form.

 

Give by Wire Transfer

Please contact the Office of the Recording Secretary and include donor name, date and amount of wire, and name and address of originating bank:

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
c/o Office of the Recording Secretary
124 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: +1 (617) 495-1750
Fax: +1 (617) 496-8608
Email: rso_wireless@harvard.edu

ACH or wire funds to:
Bank of America
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
President & Fellows of Harvard College, RSO Account

Account Number: 9429263621
Ach ABA: 011000138
Wire ABA: 026009593
Swift Code (for outside US only): BOFAUS3N
Attention: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Purpose: (Please indicate name of the fund you are supporting, such as the Radcliffe Fund or the Schlesinger Library)
Donor: (Please indicate the name of the donor)

 

Our Tax ID Number

The Radcliffe Institute uses Harvard University’s Tax ID Number – 042103580.
All gifts to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. We affirm that no goods or services exceeding the IRS provisions are provided in consideration of charitable gifts to Harvard University. Please consult your tax advisor for
details.

 

Types of Giving

An unrestricted gift to the Radcliffe Institute allows us to apply funds to areas of greatest need and enables us to be opportunistic in our programming.

You may choose to designate your gift to the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, or the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.

Radcliffe Fund

Every donor and every dollar make a difference. Annual gifts—both unrestricted and designated—can also qualify for certain benefits.

Questions about our Radcliffe Fund? Please contact Ronald Berry at (617) 496-5449 or ronald_berry@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Reunion Giving

Your reunion gift can support our singular role as Harvard's institute for advanced study. Your gift will automatically receive full Harvard College Fund credit.

Individual reunion classes may elect to support a particular funding priority at the Institute. Radcliffe College 50th reunion classes recently have chosen to support the Schlesinger Library and have enabled the digitization of the Radcliffe College Archives, including yearbooks and special collections.

Questions about reunion giving? Please contact Cristina Aspuru at (617) 496-4166 or cristina_aspuru@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Collections, Art, or In-kind Gifts

We are pleased to consider donations of books or manuscripts to the Schlesinger Library.

To donate art or other in-kind gifts to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, please contact Lucy Kim, at (617) 496-3150 or lucy_kim@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Planned Gifts

Planned giving encompasses a variety of philanthropic strategies that can help you provide for the Radcliffe Institute while also advancing your own financial and personal objectives.

Planned gifts can:

  • Provide a predictable income for life for you and/or others

  • Generate a charitable tax deduction for a portion of your gift

  • Avoid upfront capital gains taxes and save on gift/estate taxes

  • Benefit from the expert investment management performance of Harvard Management Company at no cost to you

  • Provide a much larger gift to the Radcliffe Institute than you might have thought possible

What are some examples of planned gifts?

  • Life income gifts include charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and pooled income funds. In many cases, life income gifts can increase income (a portion of which is tax free), reduce income taxes, and avoid capital gains taxes.

  • Gifts of real estate can allow you to leverage a significant asset for your benefit and the University's. While supporting Harvard's mission, you can save on taxes, increase your income, and/or reduce the burden of maintaining or selling your property. Gifts can be made with residential, commercial, or undeveloped real estate.

  • Bequests can be made through a will, trust, retirement assets such as an IRA, or life insurance. Many alumnae/i and friends find that a bequest is the easiest way to make a generous gift. Whatever estate plan you choose, notify the Institute so that we can recognize your generosity with membership in the Ann Radcliffe Society.

The Radcliffe Institute partners with the Harvard University Office of Planned Giving in facilitating planned gifts. Please review their website, which has extensive information—including a series of questions and answers and explanations of the various types of gifts.

Would you like to speak to someone at the Radcliffe Institute about planned giving? Please contact Lucy Kim, at (617) 496-3150 or lucy_kim@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Endowed Gifts

If you are interested in making a major gift to the Radcliffe Institute, you may want to consider creating an endowed fund. Endowed funds, which must be a minimum of $100,000, can provide support in perpetuity for a particular area of interest or ongoing support for the Fellowship Program, the Schlesinger Library, and Academic Ventures.

Donors can endow a named fellowship, Schlesinger Library fund, or Academic Ventures fund.

The Radcliffe Institute offers a matching program that provides a 50 percent match for endowment gifts of $250,000 or more. The minimum for the match is reduced to $100,000 for 25th reunion classes and younger. For example, a donor celebrating her 30th reunion and making a gift of $2,000,000 will receive $1,000,000 in matching funds for a total value of $3,000,000. This donor would receive $3,000,000 credit in The Radcliffe Campaign and The Harvard Campaign, along with her 30th reunion gift campaign of the Harvard College Fund.

If you would like to find out more about creating an endowed fund and taking advantage of our special matching opportunities, please contact Cristina Aspuru at (617) 496-4166 or cristina_aspuru@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Leverage Your Gift

Harvard College Fund Credit

Your gift to the Radcliffe Institute also qualifies for full Harvard College Fund class credit. However, if you prefer not to receive credit for the Harvard College Fund, please inform us when making your gift.

 

Employer Matching Gift Program

If your or your spouse's employer has a matching gift program, you will be recognized for the full amount of your own gift plus the resulting corporate match.

Find out if your employer will match your gift using the Matching Gift Program Search.

Your employer's benefits or human resources office can provide information on how they process matching requests.

According to University policy, matching gifts will be credited to the same fund as the donor's original gift, unless the donor requests otherwise or the policies of the company prohibit matching gifts to particular funds.

Questions about matching gifts? Please contact Cristina Aspuru at (617) 496-4166 or cristina_aspuru@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Radcliffe Endowment Match

Donors wishing to create an endowed fund at the Institute may be eligible for at least a 1:2 match with a minimum gift of $250,000. The minimum for the match is reduced to $100,000 for 25th reunion classes and younger. You will receive credit for your donation plus the match at both the Radcliffe Institute and Harvard University.

 

Legacy Pledge

Classes in their 50th reunion year and beyond now have the option to create a legacy pledge at the Radcliffe Institute. When you make a minimum commitment of $50,000 and pay the first 20 percent of the gift within three years of the pledge, you can fund the balance of the pledge from your estate. You will receive credit for the full amount of your pledge during your reunion year.

For more information about leveraging your giving, please contact Lucy Kim, at (617) 496-3150 or lucy_kim@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Donor Recognition

Every individual who makes a gift to the Radcliffe Institute automatically joins one of our donor groups. In this way, we recognize and show our deep appreciation for your gift.

Radcliffe Associates

Contributions of $1,000 or more entitle donors to membership in the Radcliffe Institute Associates Program. Leadership gifts help advance the Radcliffe Institute’s mission to generate and share ideas in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences and enable the dean to respond to unexpected opportunities that may arise. Associates receive special communications, invitations to exclusive events, and recognition in the Institute’s Campaign Report. Opportunities are available at several giving levels: $1,000, Radcliffe Associate; $2,500, Byerly Associate; $5,000, Fay Associate; $10,000, Greenleaf Associate; $25,000, Dean’s Associate. 

For additional information about the Associates Program, please contact Ronald Berry at 617-496-5449 or ronald_berry@radcliffe.harvard.edu.

 

Ann Radcliffe Society

Alumnae/i and friends who have made planned gifts and estate plans for the Radcliffe Institute are welcomed as members of the Ann Radcliffe Society.

The society is named for philanthropist Lady Ann Radcliffe Mowlson, who established the first endowed scholarship fund at Harvard in 1643.

 


Every day the Radcliffe Institute generates and shares new ideas that will make a lasting difference in our world. 

Learn about our aspirations and how you can get involved in The Radcliffe Campaign.

Please be as generous as you can and make your gift to the Radcliffe Institute today.

For information about supporting The Radcliffe Campaign, please contact Matt Kernkraut, associate dean for external relations, at matt_kernkraut@radcliffe.harvard.edu or 617-495-9723.