Giving enables me to both stay engaged and help UMass Boston thrive.
Jim Gajewski '14

Ways of Giving

Making Your Gift

Give Online
To make a gift online, please use this secure online gift form. If you need additional assistance, please call Susan Carey, Gift Processing and Data Specialist 617.287.5204, or e-mail us at

Susan Carey, Gift Processing and Data Specialist 617.287.5204

Credit Card
Credit card gifts are not only convenient, they entitle you to the same income-tax deduction as cash gifts. Consider making your giving an ongoing part of your life by choosing the recurring gift option on our online form or letting us know by phone. You may make a credit card gift online or pledge by phone at 617.287.5320 during business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Send a check or money order, made payable to UMass Boston Fund. For a gift designated for a specific purpose, please make your check payable to UMass Boston and note the gift purpose in the memo field.

Mail your gift to:

University Advancement
Quinn Building, First Floor
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA 02125-3393

Wire Transfer
If you would like to make a gift via wire transfer, please contact Deirdre McNamee at 617.287.5332.

Gifts of appreciated securities provide financial support to UMass Boston, as well as tax benefits for the donor. Please contact Deirdre McNamee assistant vice-chancellor of finance and operations management, at 617.287.5332 if you would like to support the university through a gift of stock. It is most helpful if you clearly note the designation of the funds, so that we can properly allocate your gift.

Payroll Deduction
University faculty and staff may make their annual gift over a period of 12 months through payroll deduction using this form.

Types of Giving

To make giving to UMass Boston easier, we are pleased to accept pledges and can work with you to plan a convenient schedule of payments. Pledges are accepted for gifts of $1,000 or more. A $1,000 gift, which makes donors eligible for the Chancellor's Council, can be paid over twelve months. Gifts over $1,000 or more can be paid over a schedule of two to five years. An endowment may be established with a minimum pledge of $25,000. To make a pledge, please contact Betsy Doherty at 617.287.5330.

Matching Gifts
Double or even triple the impact of your gift through a matching gift. More than one thousand companies offer some level of corporate match for their employees' philanthropic gifts. Best of all, you are recognized for the full amount of your own gift, plus any resulting corporate match.

To find out if your company has such a program, use our search box or contact your human resources office.

Please contact Steven Ward at 617.287.5346 with questions related to making your gift.

Gift Planning
The University of Massachusetts Boston offers a full range of charitable gift planning services. These include helping you to make a bequest, create income through an annuity, or name the university as a beneficiary of an insurance policy. Learn more»

Gifts of endowment support students and faculty in perpetuity. A named fund in honor of a loved one may be established for $25,000, which can be paid over a period of five years. 

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