Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I make my gift to The Vassar Fund?
- Can I designate my Vassar Fund gift to a specific area of interest?
- How do I make a current-year pledge?
- What is the matching gift program?
- Are my gifts to The Vassar Fund tax deductible?
- Will my gift to The Vassar Fund count toward my class?
- What is the difference between making a gift and paying class or club dues?
- When does The Vassar Fund ask for support?
- It seems like Vassar has a lot of money already. Will my gift make a difference?
- What is the difference between The Vassar Fund, capital campaign, and endowment gifts?
- What is Vassar's tax ID number?
How do I make my gift to The Vassar Fund?
The most convenient way is to make your gift online. For more details, including how to make gifts of stock, learning more about putting Vassar in your will, and other forms of giving, please visit Ways to Give to Vassar.
Can I designate my Vassar Fund gift to a specific area of interest?
Yes, you can designate your gift within The Vassar Fund. When making your donation you will have the option to select from the following areas of interest: Vassar's Greatest Needs, The Library Program, Campus Preservation, Faculty Salaries and Research, Scholarships, Residential Life, and Sustainability.
What is the matching gift program?
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. If they participate, obtain the appropriate form and send it to:
Central Records/Gift Recorders, Box 725, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0725
Are my gifts to The Vassar Fund tax deductible?
Yes. Gifts to the Vassar Fund are tax-deductible. After making a contribution to The Vassar Fund, you will receive either a gift receipt via email or in the mail that includes a breakdown of your donation for tax purposes.
Will my gift to The Vassar Fund count toward my class?
All gifts made to Vassar will count toward your class charitable totals, but only gifts to The Vassar Fund count towards your class participation goals.
What is the difference between making a gift and paying class or club dues?
Giving a gift is separate from paying class dues. The Office of Alumnae/i Engagement relies on dues-paying alumnae/i and association members to help finance events and programs for classes each year. Not all classes participate in paying annual dues. For those classes that do, you can pay your class dues here.
It seems like Vassar has a lot of money already. Will my gift make a difference?
Yes. Unrestricted gifts to The Vassar Fund provide the greatest flexibility for the college or program to meet its most pressing needs. Your gift strengthens the educational experience that has always been, and continues to be, uniquely Vassar.
What is the difference between The Vassar Fund, capital campaign, and endowment gifts?
Gifts to a capital campaign allow us to build facilities, add programs, and strengthen our endowment. Capital campaign gifts are restricted to the specific purpose of the associated campaign. Gifts to The Vassar Fund by definition are unrestricted, and fund the monetary gap between actual costs and tuition for each academic year.