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.

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

More Ways to Give

  • Tribute Gifts

    • Make your gift in honor of someone, in celebration of a special occasion, or in memory of a loved one.
    • Mail your check, made payable to Harvard Medical School, and including a note with your full name, address, phone number, and who your gift is honoring, to:
      Harvard Medical School
      Alumni Affairs and Development
      P.O. Box 419720
      Boston, MA 02241-9720
  • Securities (Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds)

    • 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 Harvard of the stock transfer by completing this online form.
    • 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, date of acquisition, and where the fund shares are currently held.
    • For more information, please contact our gift planning team at 800-922-1782 or email giftplanning@hms.harvard.edu.
  • Real Estate or Personal Property

    • Donate your personal residence, vacation home, farm or agricultural land, ranch, commercial property or lot, undeveloped or unimproved land or consider works of art, antiques, gold, stamps, coins, jewelry, patents, copyrights, etc.
    • For more information, please contact our gift planning team at 800-922-1782 or email giftplanning@hms.harvard.edu.
  • Beneficiary Designations

    Designating HMS as a beneficiary of your IRA, investment account, savings account, or donor-advised fund is as easy as filling out a form. These assets make for tax-wise gifts to HMS—especially retirement accounts, which can be the most highly-taxed asset many people hold and are subject to income tax when distributed if left to individuals.

    How it works:

    • Name HMS as a full or partial beneficiary of the remainder of your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Keogh, tax-deferred annuity, or other qualified retirement plan. Also consider other accounts in your asset umbrella such as investment accounts, savings accounts, or donor-advised funds.
    • Request a change of beneficiary form from your plan administrator and name the “President and Fellows of Harvard College, for the benefit of Harvard Medical School” as a beneficiary, along with the percentage you would like HMS to receive. Complete the form and submit it to your broker, banker, or agent. In many cases, the process can be completed online.
       

    If you are 72 years old or older, you can transfer up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to Harvard Medical School. 

    • CHECK
      Download the IRA Rollover Letter of Instruction and request that your IRA administrator issues a check for your selected dollar amount directly to HMS.
    • STOCKS/SECURITIES
      Contact the Harvard Management Company at 866-845-6596 or donorsecuritygifts@harvard.edu. To ensure proper processing of your gift, please notify Harvard of the transfer by completing this online form.
    • WIRE TRANSFERS
      Direct transfer to the following account:
      Bank of America, 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110
      President and Fellows of Harvard College, ADS account
      Account #: 9429263621
      Ach ABA: 011000138
      Wire ABA: 026009593
      Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
    • Once the wire transfer arrangements have been made, please provide the following information to giftplanning@hms.harvard.edu:
      Name/location of bank sending the transfer Amount of gift / Date of transfer
      Name of the HMS fund, program, or research area the gift is supporting