Ways to Give

Credit Card

Go to the online gift form or call (800) 443-8196

Check

Make your check payable to Vassar College and mail to:

Office of Alumnae/i Affairs and Development, Box 725, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0725

Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds

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 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 Firm number: #858-04072
Transfer code: DTC #5198
Contact person: Randy O. Crane
2649 South Road, POB 1669
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-0669
randy_crane@ml.com
1-845-431-2258

If held by the donor

Mail:
  1. unsigned certificates
  2. a letter stating what is being given and its designation
  3. a copy of the letter with an endorsed stock power, signed but left blank (we will fill it in)
To:

Vaike Riisenberg
Box 12
Vassar College
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.

Questions?

Contact Vaike Riisenberg
Accounting Specialist
(845) 437-5896

IRAs

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:


VASSAR COLLEGE
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:
Gift Recording
Attn: Brenda Gobillot
124 Raymond Avenue, Box 14
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
brgobillot@vassar.edu

Gift Planning

Planned gifts are an excellent way to provide future support for the College while also helping to meet your personal financial goals. contact Alexas Orcutt (845) 437-5487 or visit Gift Planning

Gifts-in-kind

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:

Art

contact James Mundy ’74 (845) 437-5236

Books

contact Debra Bucher (845) 437-5763

Real Estate

contact Alexas Orcutt (845) 437-5487

Scientific Equipment

contact Gary Hohenberger (845) 437-7092

Other

contact Diane Sauter (845) 437-7547

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