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
To give with your credit card, you can either:
- Give online
- Call (877) 822-8120
- Download a gift form and mail or fax it with your credit card information to:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-3600
Fax: (617) 496-0255
Give by Check
Please download a gift form and mail or fax it, along with your check, to the following address:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138-3600
Fax: (617) 496-0255
Please make checks payable to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
When making a gift of stock to the Radcliffe Institute, please inform the Harvard Management Company of the transfer and the specifics of the gift via mail, phone, fax, email, or online form:
Harvard Management Company
Trusts and Gifts Department
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2203
Attention: Security Gifts
Telephone: (866) 845-6596
Fax: (866) 457-6598
Unendorsed certificates and, under separate cover, stock powers with signature only may be sent to the Harvard Management Company address above with a letter stating that the gift is for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and any further designation for the gift.
Our DTC instructions are:
State Street Bank & Trust Company
Harvard Gift Account #2506
President and Fellows of Harvard College
Attn: Andy Quan
Tax ID # 04-2103580
Would you like to speak with someone at the Radcliffe Institute about your gift of securities? Please contact Louisa Glynne at (617) 496-8239 or email@example.com.
Give by Wire Transfer
You can wire funds directly to Radcliffe Institute from your bank. For instructions, please contact Louisa Glynne at (617) 496-8239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For information about supporting The Radcliffe Campaign, please contact Matt Kernkraut, associate dean for external relations, at email@example.com or 617-495-9723.