Your support helps us sustain our tradition of excellence in medical education, groundbreaking research, and serving humanity.

Outright gifts can include cash, securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds), real estate, tangible personal property, and/or retirement plan assets.

  • Benefits

    • Qualify for a charitable income tax equal to the market value of the security you have owned for at least one year
    • Carry forward any unused charitable deduction for up to five additional years
    • Reduce capital gains tax
  • How to Fund

    • Appreciated Securities
    • Mutual Fund Shares
  • Next Steps

  • Benefits

    • Satisfy your required minimum distribution and avoid counting the distribution as taxable income


  • How to Fund

    • IRA
  • Next Steps

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      Download the IRA Rollover Letter of Instruction and request that your IRA administrator issues a check for your selected dollar amount directly to HMS.
      Contact the Harvard Management Company at 866-845-6596 or To ensure proper processing of your gift, please notify Harvard of the transfer by completing this online form.
      Direct transfer to the following account:
      Bank of America, 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
      President and Fellows of Harvard College, ADS account
      Account #: 9429263621
      Ach ABA: 011000138
      Wire ABA: 026009593
      Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
    • Once the wire transfer arrangements have been made, please provide the following information to
      Name/location of bank sending the transfer Amount of gift / Date of transfer
      Name of the HMS fund, program, or research area the gift is supporting
  • Benefits

    • Eligible for an immediate income tax deduction the year the DAF is established
    • Simplified recordkeeping with one tax receipt
  • Next Steps

    If you have an account with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, select your fund provider’s name and you will be taken to their website to complete your gift.

    If your provider is not listed, contact them directly with a request to make a gift to HMS on your behalf. Make a check payable to Harvard Medical School, including a note with your full name, address, and phone number and mail to:

    Harvard Medical School
    Alumni Affairs and Development
    P.O. Box 419720
    Boston, MA 02241-9720

  • Benefits

    • Use real estate or personal property, such as artwork, to fund a gift
    • Reduce income, capital gains, and potential estate taxes
  • How to Fund

    • Real Estate
    • Personal Property

    Acceptance of these assets are subject to Harvard gift acceptance policies or, at a minimum, subject to a due diligence process.

  • Next Steps