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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 money given to the Annual Fund. Alumni and friends can contribute to Harvard Law School through a variety of methods.

You can choose to make a gift to the Annual Fund that allows Dean Manning to address urgent community and campus needs, or you can choose to support an Annual Fund impact priority that’s important to you, including public service, clinical programs, or student financial support.

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 and note Annual Fund or the fund you wish to support:

Harvard Law School
Donor Services
PO Box 412840
Boston, MA 02241-2840

For mail that requires a signature, such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL please use the following address:

Bank Of America Lockbox Services
Harvard Law School Box 412840
2 Morrissey Blvd
MA5-527-02-07
Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: 617 929-0043

Gifts by Credit Card

To give online by credit card, please visit our secure online donation page. You may also contact Alumni & Development Services at 617-495-1750 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 Alumni and Development Services 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
Memo/Reference: HLS Ext 5-9940, Donor Last Name, Gift Designation

IMPORTANT – To ensure accurate handling, donors should send a confirmation email to ADS@harvard.edu and donorservices@law.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?

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.

To make a gift of securities please contact the Alumni and Development Services-Trust Administration at 866-845-6596 or donorsecuritygifts@harvard.edu.

To ensure proper processing of your gift, please notify the Law School of the stock transfer by email at donorservices@law.harvard.edu, or completing the following online form.

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

President & Fellows of Harvard College, c/o Alumni & Development Services
124 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Attn: Trust Administration

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

For Mutual Fund Shares
All mutual fund transfers must be coordinated with the Alumni and Development Services-Trust Administration. For the team to determine the appropriate instructions, please call 866-845-6596 or email donorsecuritygifts@harvard.edu with the following information: the name of the mutual fund, the number of shares, and where the fund is currently held.

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 trusts, bequests, 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.

Donor-Advised and IRA Gifts

Legal Name: President and Fellows of Harvard College
Tax ID: 04-2103580
Contact/Questions: donorservices@law.harvard.edu

This legal entity accepts donations on behalf of Harvard Law School. Please reference “Harvard Law School” and the Fund Designation in your request.

If possible, please have a check mailed to:
Harvard Law School – Donor Services
PO Box 412840
Boston, MA 02241-2840

You may also see a default address as listed below and this is also an acceptable address.
President and Fellows of Harvard College
PO Box 419209
Boston, MA 02241-9209

For mail that requires a signature, such as FedEx, UPS, or DHL please use the following address:

Bank Of America Lockbox Services
Harvard Law School Box 412840
2 Morrissey Blvd
MA5-527-02-07
Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone: 617 929-0043

*A special note on December IRA gifts: Please schedule your gift with your fund administrator instead of using a personal IRA checkbook. By going through the administrator, this will ensure donations are counted in the year you intend to give.

Memorial and Honorary Gifts

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

If you wish to make a donation by check make it payable to Harvard Law School. Please note the name of the person you are recognizing and mail to:

Harvard Law School – Donor Services
PO Box 412840
Boston, MA 02241-2840

Should you have additional questions about giving 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.