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How to Give


How to Give page ImageAll gifts in all forms are important to the University. Whether you make a gift of cash, stock, or another asset, you can direct your gift to any area at UMass Dartmouth that is of particular interest to you. This section provides you with information about the many ways you can give to UMass Dartmouth. If you want to make a gift now, please go to our online giving page.

Cash, Checks, Credit Cards

Outright gifts of cash, by check, or credit card, are the easiest gifts to make. They are also tax deductible in the year given. UMass Dartmouth also gratefully accepts pledges -- gifts that are paid over time. You can make a pledge commitment and set up a payment schedule that works best for you.

To make a gift by credit card, you can give now using our secure server, or call 508-999-8200 and provide your credit card information over the phone.

Pledges and cash gifts made by check (payable to the UMass Dartmouth Foundation or UMDF) should be mailed with your contribution form or a letter stating your gift's purpose to:

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation
285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

You may also make a gift online.

Payroll Deduction for Faculty and Staff

Are you a UMass Dartmouth employee? If so, you can give to any University area through payroll deduction. Access the UMass Dartmouth Staff/Faculty Payroll Deduction Form‌ and submit to the Advancement Office. Also, be sure to let us know of your intent, we'd love to thank you for your support.

Gifts of Stock

Gifts of appreciated securities and closely held stock can be extremely beneficial -- both to you and to UMass Dartmouth. You may receive an income-tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the securities, as well as reduce or eliminate capital gains taxes. Gifts of stock and mutual funds are coordinated by the UMass Dartmouth Foundation through BNY Mellon. Please contact Barbara Compton at 508-999-8802 for more information.

Gifts in Kind

Gifts of physical assets or services may be donated to be used by UMass Dartmouth for its day to day operations.  Gifts in Kind may also be sold at charity auctions.  Please use the Gift In Kind Form to make a donation or contact Barbara Compton at 508-999-8802 for more information.

Planned Gifts

Planned gifts can be made now or deferred to a later time. Some enable you to support UMass Dartmouth, receive tax benefits, and sustain your current lifestyle. Such gifts include bequests through a will, retirement plan assets, and charitable trusts. For more information contact Carolyn Flynn, director of Gift Planning at 877-775-1992 or visit the Gift Planning web site.

Endowments

When you create an endowment, you can honor someone important to you while providing permanent support to UMass Dartmouth. The money is invested, and each year a distribution is made from the endowment to support the program or area of your choice.

Matching Gifts

You may be able to double or even triple your gift to UMass Dartmouth. Many employers sponsor matching gift programs to match charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company does, use this convenient search option or visit your company's human resources department. Complete the form provided by your company and mail it to:

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation
285 Old Westport Rd.
North Dartmouth, MA 02747

 

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