Alumni giving helps us serve humanity by advancing science, medicine, and education.

The School’s mission is ambitious: 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.

Credit Card
Visit our secure online gift form »
Harvard University accepts MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover cards. 

Check
Make a check payable to Harvard Medical School and mail it 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, phone number, and the name of the fund you are supporting on the memo line. 

Phone 
Call 617-384-8500

  • Bank Wire

    Wire funds directly to HMS from your bank
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    To ensure proper crediting, please include your name and intended gift purpose. 

    Receiving Bank: Bank of America
    100 Federal Street
    Boston, MA 02110
    Beneficiary Legal Account: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    ADS Account
    Account Number: 9429263621
    ACH Routing Number: 011000138
    Wire Routing Number: 026009593
    Swift Code (international donors): BOFAUS3N
    Memo/Reference: Donor name, degree/year (if applicable), and fund name (intended gift purpose)
  • Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

    Request a distribution to HMS from your DAF
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    Donor-Advised Fund (DAF)

    Make an annual gift from your DAF to HMS. After creating the DAF, you can direct annual distributions to your favorite charities. You enjoy the simplicity and anonymity of recommending a distribution from your DAF to HMS to support medical education, biomedical research, or health care service.

    If you have an account with Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, or BNY Mellon, you can use the DAF Direct box on this page, fill in the designation (how the funds should be used) and the amount of your gift. When you click the “NEXT” button, you will be taken directly to your donor-advised fund provider's website to complete your gift.

    If your provider is not listed, contact them directly with a request to make a gift to HMS on your behalf:
    Make a check payable to Harvard Medical School, including a note with your full name, address, and phone number and mail to:

    Harvard Medical School
    Alumni Affairs and Development
    P.O. Box 419720
    Boston, MA 02241-9720

  • IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

    Transfer up $100,000 annually to HMS
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    If you are at least 72 years old, you can direct a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to HMS, transferring up to $100,000 from your IRA as a gift.

    Charitable IRA rollovers to fund life income gifts are not permitted.

    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. Please notify Harvard of the transfer to ensure proper processing of your gift by completing this online form »

    WIRE TRANSFERS

    Receiving Bank: Bank of America
    100 Federal Street
    Boston, MA 02110
    Beneficiary Legal Account: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    ADS Account
    Account Number: 9429263621
    ACH Routing Number: 011000138
    Wire Routing Number: 026009593
    Swift Code (international donors): BOFAUS3N
    Memo/Reference: Donor name, degree/year (if applicable), and fund name (intended gift purpose)

    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
  • Securities (Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds)

    Transfer securities to Harvard
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    Securities
    Contact the Alumni and Development Services-Trust Administration at 866-845-6596 or donorsecuritygifts@harvard.edu

    Stocks
    Notify Harvard University to ensure proper processing of your gift by completing this online form »

    Learn more about gifts of stock »

    Mutual Funds
    Coordinate 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:

    • Name of the mutual fund
    • Number of shares
    • Date of acquisition
    • Where the shares are currently held