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.
Due to COVID-19, credit card gifts may only be made online, not by phone. If you have questions about making your online gift, please call the Office of Alumni and Development Services at +1 (617) 495-1750.
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.
USPS mailing address:
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
P.O. Box 419209
Boston, MA 02241-9209
Phone: +1 (617) 495-1750
FedEx and UPS mailing address:
Bank of America Lockbox Services
President & Fellows of Harvard College Box 419209
2 Morrissey Blvd
Dorchester, MA 02125
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 e-mail 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
To make a charitable gift by bank wire to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, please use the following information:
Receiving Bank Name: Bank of America, N.A.
Receiving Bank Address: 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
Beneficiary Legal Account Name: President & Fellows of Harvard College - RSO Account
Account #: 009429263621
Receiving Bank ACH ABA: 011000138
Receiving Bank Wire ABA: 026009593
Receiving Bank SWIFT Code: BOFAUS3N
Memo/Reference: RI 6-0227, Donor Last Name, Gift Designation
IMPORTANT - To ensure accurate handling, please send a confirmation e-mail to ADS@harvard.edu with the following details:
- Donor Name
- Contact Phone Number
- Date the wire was sent
- Name of the originating bank
- Amount of the bank wire
- Was a wiring fee deducted from the wire amount?
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
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 David Weinstein at (617) 496-9844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 David Weinstein at (617) 496-9844 or email@example.com.
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 John Christel, at (617) 384-8231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 John Christel, at (617) 384-8231 or email@example.com.
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 $250,000, can provide support in perpetuity for a particular area of interest or provide flexible funding for the Institute’s core programs.
In recognition of endowment gifts of $250,000 or more that support Institute priorities, the Radcliffe Institute provides 50 percent in matching funds designed to maximize the impact of philanthropy. For example, if a donor celebrating her 30th reunion establishes an endowed fund in support of the dean’s priorities with a gift of $500,000, the Radcliffe Institute would contribute $250,000 in matching funds. This donor would be recognized for $750,000 by the Radcliffe Institute and in her Harvard College Fund 30th-reunion campaign.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
Radcliffe Endowment Match
Donors wishing to create an endowed fund at the Institute may be eligible for a 50 percent match with a minimum gift of $250,000. 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 John Christel, at (617) 384-8231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Institute Associates
Contributions of $1,000 or more entitle donors to membership in the Associates program. Gifts at the Associates level 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 and invitations.
For additional information about the Associates program, please contact David Weinstein at (617) 496-9844 or email@example.com.
Radcliffe Institute Leadership Society
Contributions of $10,000 or more entitle donors to membership in the Radcliffe Institute Leadership Society (RILS). Donors who make gifts of $25,000 or more are recognized as Keystone Members. RILS Members and Keystone Members provide crucial support for Radcliffe’s interdisciplinary programming. They receive exclusive updates and curated opportunities to engage with the Institute alongside a loyal community of fellow supporters.
For additional information about the Radcliffe Institute Leadership Society, please contact David Weinstein at (617) 496-9844 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.
Learn how you can get involved.
For information about supporting the Radcliffe Institute, please contact Mary Mahony, Executive Assistant, External Relations, (617) 496-5963, email@example.com.