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.

As a reminder, Mount Holyoke's fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30.

Mount Holyoke's Tax ID number is: 04-2103578.

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 your gift online or call us at 800-MHC-GIVE (800-642-4483).
    You can choose to make a one-time gift, spread 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 our secure PO box:
    Office of Development
    Mount Holyoke College
    PO Box 889
    South Hadley, MA 01075-0889 
  • 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 Development 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.

Please note that mutual fund gifts and gifts of physical stock certificates must be received by December 15, 2022 for 2022 tax credit.

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.

IRA 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.

Beneficiary Designations

A beneficiary designation is one of the simplest ways to make a gift to Mount Holyoke College. It's literally as easy as filling out a form.

Read more about beneficiary designations or contact the gift planning staff at 800-MHC-GIVE.

Gifts by Will

You can make a legacy gift to Mount Holyoke that costs you nothing today.

Read more about bequests or contact the gift planning staff at 800-MHC-GIVE.

Gifts that Provide Income

Mount Holyoke offers several options to make legacy gifts and receive current of future income.

Read more about charitable trusts and charitable gift annuities or contact the gift planning staff at 800-MHC-GIVE.

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.