Ways to Give to Vassar
- Matching Gifts
- Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
- Wiring Instructions
- Gift Planning
Make an online gift or call (800) 443-8196.
Make your check payable to Vassar College and send it to:
Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development, Box 725, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0725
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:
Central Records/Gift Recorders, Box 725, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0725.
Giving appreciated securities is a tax-wise way to support Vassar. For securities held longer than one year, the full fair market value of the stock may qualify for a charitable contribution income tax deduction regardless of what you originally paid for them. You also avoid paying capital gains tax on the transfer. To make a gift of securities or mutual funds please contact Vaike Riisenberg in the Controller’s Office at (845) 437-5896 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 (845) 437-5487 for special instructions.
If held with a bank or broker
Make sure they include your name or contact Vaike Riisenberg at (845) 437-5896 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.
If the security is not held in paper, it can be transferred to Vassar’s account with Merrill Lynch:
Brokerage Account #: 7CY-04072
Transfer Code: DTC#5198
Financial Agent: Randy O. Crane
4242 Six Forks Road, Suite 1800
Raleigh, NC 27609
If held by the donor
- unsigned certificates
- a letter stating what is being given and its designation
- a copy of the letter with an endorsed stock power, signed but left blank (we will fill it in)
124 Raymond Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0012
If the certificate is for more shares than you wish to give
The stock power should transfer the number of shares represented by the certificate. Indicate how many shares go to the College and how many should be returned to you. Include your social security number so the certificate may be reissued in your name.
Contact Vaike Riisenberg
Bank’s Name: HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
Bank’s Address: One HSBC Center, 18th Floor, Buffalo, NY 14203
Name on Account: “Vassar College”
Account #: 081-000-115
Swift Code: MRMDUS33
Reference: Any pertinent information to help Vassar identify the sender & how to record the monies into the correct earmarked funds.
Contact at HSBC: (716) 841-6808, GLCM US Client Service Team
If you need any additional information, please contact Vassar College Accounting Services at (845) 437-5890.
To make a gift, donors should contact their IRA custodian and obtain directions about how to make a Qualified Charitable Distribution directly to Vassar College. The custodian will require a mailing address and tax identification number for Vassar:
Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 725
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
Tax ID 14-1338587
Donors should then notify the College of their intended gift:
Attn: Mary Lou Keenan
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 14
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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: