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Each year, gifts to the Harvard Law School Annual Fund play a critical role in limiting tuition increases and in supporting key initiatives. Important programs such as financial aid, clinical education, and the Low Income Protection Plan, as well as numerous student organizations, depend on the monies given to the Annual Fund. Alumni and friends can contribute to Harvard Law School through a variety of methods.

Give Online

To give online by credit card, please visit our secure online donation page.

Gifts by Check

Please make checks payable to Harvard Law School Annual Fund and mail to:

Harvard Law School Annual Fund
Harvard Law School Alumni Center
1563 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Gifts by Credit Card

To give online by credit card, please visit our secure online donation page. You may also call Alumni Records at 617-495-3114 and provide the following information:

Type of credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or American Express)
Amount of gift
Exact name on credit card and Law School class
Card account number
Card expiration date

Gifts by Bank Wire

To transfer gifts of cash by bank wire, instruct your broker or banker to contact the Office of the Recording Secretary at 617-495-1750 to indicate the gift amount and its purpose (e.g., to Harvard Law School, for unrestricted use).

Bank wires may be delivered to:

Bank of America
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
President & Fellows of Harvard College, RSO account
Account #: 9429263621
Ach ABA: 011000138
Wire ABA: 026009593
Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
Donor: (To be provided by donor)
Purpose: (To be provided by donor)

Gifts of Securities

When donating stock to the Law School, alumni 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. Avoiding capital gains tax decreases the cost of your gift by your applicable capital gains tax rate and makes donating appreciated securities the better option if you are considering whether to give cash or stock. If you have general questions about donating securities, please contact the Harvard Law School’s Planned Giving Office at 617-394-9932 or plannedgiving@law.harvard.edu.

To make a gift of securities please contact the Harvard Management Company at 866-845-6596 or security_gifts@hmc.harvard.edu.

To ensure proper processing of your gift, please notify the School of the stock transfer by completing the following online form.

Donors and their brokers must request transfer instructions directly from Harvard Management Company located at the following address:

Harvard Management Company
Trusts and Gifts Department
600 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA 02210-2203
Attention: Security Gifts

Tel: 866-845-6596 (toll-free)
Fax: 866-457-6598
Emailsecurity_gifts@hmc.harvard.edu

Valuation

Your gift of securities will be valued for credit at the mean between the high and the low market price on the date of postmark or personal delivery of the securities, or on the date of written instructions to your broker or banker.

For Mutual Fund shares

Contact the Office of the Recording Secretary, at 617-495-1750, for more information.

Please do not send securities or mutual fund shares to a transfer agent for transfer into Harvard’s name. This may cause a lengthy delay in completing the transfer.

Gifts of Other Property

You may also consider other assets for gift purposes: closely held stock, real estate (residential, commercial, or undeveloped land), life insurance, or tangible personal property (art, rare books).

Tangible personal property may be deducted at the appraised market value only if the property is for the use of the Law School. Otherwise, it is deductible at cost basis.

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match contributions made to Harvard Law School by their employees. To find out if your or your spouse’s company has a matching gift program, please use the University’s matching gift search engine, or contact your employer’s human resources or community relations office. If a matching gift is available, please enclose the appropriate forms with your gift.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving is a process of charitable, legal, financial, and tax planning that enhances your philanthropy and enables you to address other financial and estate planning issues while making a gift. Planned gifts include life income plans (pooled income funds, annuities, and remainder trusts), as well as lead trustsbequests, real estate, tangible personal property, closely held stock, life insurance, and gifts of a remainder interest in a home. Each gift option offers various benefits. The Planned Giving Office will be happy to assist you in exploring the various options and your personal benefits.

Common Questions

To learn more about the fundamentals of planned giving, please read the answers to some of these common questions.

Questions To Ask Yourself

If you are considering making a planned gift to Harvard Law School, here are some key questions to ask yourself.

Gifts in Memory

If you have additional questions about giving, or would like to make a gift in memory or in honor of someone, a member of our staff will be happy to discuss giving options with you. Please contact a member of our team at 617-495-3051, or email fund@law.harvard.edu.

Gift Pledge

If you would like to make a pledge, please contact a member of the Annual Fund Staff or email fund@law.harvard.edu.

ANNUAL PLEDGE

Annual pledges made to the Annual Fund are payable through June 30 of the fiscal year in which they were made. The pledge payment amount received by June 30 will be recognized in the Report of Gifts for that fiscal year. Unpaid pledges are not acknowledged in the Report of Gifts.

REUNION PLEDGE

Reunion pledges are payable by the end of the Reunion payment period. The full amount of the pledge is counted in the Reunion Gift total. Click here for Reunion Dates and Pledge Periods.