Strong alumni support remains one of the School’s most steadfast and proud traditions.

The School’s mission is as ambitious as it is honorable: to improve health and well-being for all. To achieve this mission, we depend on your philanthropic support.

Give now to support our critical work on COVID-19

blue coronavirus cells. The COVID-19 Response and Research Fund enables us to convene clinicians and scientists to address the current global pandemic’s immediate challenges and create a rapid-response system to deal with future outbreaks. This collaborative approach focuses on six key areas: epidemiology, diagnostics, pathogenesis, clinical disease management, treatment, and vaccines.

To make a gift, please visit our secure online gift form and select the fund name from the dropdown menu. A gift of any size to this or any other School priority will uplift our community and advance HMS’s mission of education, research, and service during this challenging time.

Make an Outright Gift

Outright gifts, which are counted in your class giving totals, are a donation of cash or other assets, such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate, retirement plan assets, and/or personal property.

  • Visit our secure online gift form »
  • Make a check payable to Harvard Medical School and mail to:
    Harvard Medical School
    Alumni Affairs and Development
    P.O. Box 419720
    Boston, MA 02241-9720
    Please include a note with your full name, address, and phone number
  • Call 617-384-8500

New 2021 Charitable Gift Tax Deductions

The Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, signed in late December, includes updates that extend CARES Act provisions and tax incentives for donors this year:

  1. Donors who do not itemize deductions on their taxes in 2021 can now deduct up to $300 in cash gifts. Jointly filing couples can deduct up to $600 in cash gifts.
  2. Donors who itemize can deduct up to 100% of their adjusted gross income for cash gifts. This deduction does not apply to gifts contributed to donor-advised funds.
  3. Donors ages 72 or older must take their required minimum distribution (RMD) from retirement plans in 2021. You may want to consider gifting it directly to charities to avoid taxable income.

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