WAYS TO GIVE

  • Make an online gift using our secure site or call +1 (800) 443-8196. Vassar accepts the following forms of payment:

    • Credit/Debit Card
    • PayPal
    • Venmo
    • ApplePay/GooglePay
    • Bank Transfer

    Vassar’s monthly giving program allows you to budget your donation into manageable monthly installments while providing Vassar with sustained support. Simply select “Make this a recurring gift” under the payment amount, and choose “Monthly.”

  • Make your check payable to Vassar College and send it to: 

    Vassar Office of Advancement
    161 College Avenue, Box 725
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

  • Donating long-term appreciated securities, including stocks, bonds and mutual funds, is a tax-wise way to support Vassar. In addition to avoiding the capital gains tax you would incur if you sold the assets, your donation is eligible for a full fair-market-value charitable contribution income tax deduction. To make a gift of securities or mutual funds please contact Accounting Services at accountingservices@vassar.edu or +1 (845) 437-5890 with the following information: 

    • name of the stock
    • number of shares
    • designation of the gift
    • broker’s name and phone number

    If you wish to use stock to establish a charitable gift annuity or charitable remainder trust, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@vassar.edu or +1 (845) 437-5487 for special instructions.

    If held with a bank or broker

    IMPORTANT: Please instruct your bank or broker to add your name to the transfer notes, or please contact Accounting Services at accountingservices@vassar.edu or +1 (845) 437-5890 with the details of your gift to ensure correct crediting. Instruct your bank or broker to transfer your shares electronically by DTC wire. They may need Vassar’s tax id number: 14-1338587. 

    Vassar’s Broker: Merrill Lynch
    Brokerage Account #: 7CY-04072
    Transfer Code: DTC#8862
    Financial Agent: Randy O. Crane
    4242 Six Forks Road, Suite 1800
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    randy_crane@ml.com
    +1 (919) 829-2080
    +1 (800) 937-0634

    If you have paper stock certificates, Vanguard mutual funds, or other unique securities please contact the Office of Gift Planning at giftplanning@vassar.edu or +1 (845) 437-7773.

  • A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable investment account that donors can use to support charitable organizations. Donors can give cash, securities, or other assets to a DAF and qualify for a charitable contribution income tax deduction. DAF assets are invested for growth by the sponsoring organization (for example, Fidelity Charitable or Schwab Charitable) potentially providing for more generous support to charities. Donors can then recommend grants at any time from the DAF to any qualified 501(c)3 public charity, such as Vassar College. If you have a DAF, please consider recommending a grant to Vassar.

  • Instructions For Wiring Funds to Vassar College @ Chase Bank

    Please note that these accounts are for donations only. If you are sending a wire transfer for another purpose, please contact a representative at the College prior to initiating the transfer to obtain the correct banking information.

    Bank’s Name: JPMorgan Chase Bank
    Bank’s Address: New York, New York
    Name on Account: “Vassar College”
    Account Number: 20000011906606

    Option 1:
    Wire Transfer Bank Routing and Transit Number: 021000021
    Swift Code: CHASUS33

    Option 2:
    ACH Bank Routing and Transit Number: 028000024
    Swift Code: CHASUS33 

    Reference Information: Any pertinent information to help Vassar identify the sender and how to record the monies into the correct earmarked funds.

    Contact at JPMorgan Chase Bank: Karen Kinsler, +1 (585) 797-0192/+1 (866) 937-4913 or karen.e.kinsler@jpmorgan.com

    It is very important that any information regarding how you would like to designate your gift is included in the wire transfer instructions in order to allocate it correctly. We also recommend contacting the Advancement office to alert us to your gift by emailing advancementservices@vassar.edu. 

    If you have any questions about how to send a wire transfer or about this new banking information specifically, please don’t hesitate to contact Accounting Services at accountingservices@vassar.edu or +1 (845) 437-5890.

  • Vassar pride knows no borders! If you are currently living in the UK, or are a British national who pays taxes in the United Kingdom, supporting Vassar is just a few clicks away. Our partnership with globally recognized organizations ensures  your gift can be made safely and securely, as well as  provide the appropriate tax benefits.

    For more information, please contact Erin Martin, Associate Vice President for Individual Giving, at erinmartin@vassar.edu.

  • To make a gift, donors should contact their IRA custodian and obtain directions about how to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) directly to Vassar College. The custodian will require a mailing address and tax identification number for Vassar:

    Vassar Office of Advancement
    161 College Avenue, Box 725
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    Tax ID 14-1338587 

    To ensure proper crediting and acknowledgement for tax purposes, please notify our Gift Recording Department of your QCD, including the name of the account custodian, amount and designation of the gift. Please call Mary Lou Keenan at +1 (845) 437-5248 or email advancementservices@vassar.edu.

  • Planned gifts are an excellent way to provide future support for the College while also helping to meet your personal financial goals. Contact Alexas Orcutt at +1 (845) 437-5487 or visit Gift Planning.

  • Vassar College accepts gifts-in-kind that are appropriate to its mission. Gifts-in-kind may include, but are not limited to, works of art, scientific equipment, books, real estate, etc. Inquiries about prospective gifts may be directed as follows:

  • Many companies match philanthropic gifts made by employees, their families, or retirees. Visit your human resources department or search our matching gift database to find out if your employer participates. Submit your request online or if in paper form, mail to:

    Gifts and Records/Accounting Specialists
    Vassar Office of Advancement
    161 College Avenue, Box 725
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603′

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