Ways of Giving

Online Gifts

To make a gift by credit card, visit our secure online giving form. You can make a one-time gift or follow the link to the recurring gift option to set up installments to pay your gift over a specified number of months.

Gifts by Mail

  1. Make your check or money order payable to Northeastern University
  2. Complete the giving form or make a note on the memo line of your check about how you would like your gift to be used.  If you do not include a designation, your gift will be used for the university’s area of greatest need (The Northeastern Fund).
  3. Mail your gift to:

Northeastern University
Development Information Systems
118 Cushing Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5005

Gifts by Phone

Northeastern University’s advancement team is always available to talk with you by phone to discuss gifts to the university.  To discuss a gift to The Northeastern Fund call 617.373.2520 to discuss how to make a gift or to take your gift over the phone.

Gifts by Payroll Deduction

For employees of Northeastern University, payroll deduction is an easy way to make a gift. When you enroll in payroll deduction, your gift is automatically deducted from your paycheck in the amount and time frame you specify. You can set up a payroll deduction here.

Alternatively, you can submit a paper form, downloadable here.

Gifts by Charitable IRA Rollover

Make a distribution from your IRA account and the transferred amount will be excluded from your IRA taxable income and can count towards the minimum required distribution. The Charitable IRA Rollover is now a permanent provision. For your gift to qualify for 2017, arrange a direct transfer from your IRA to Northeastern by December 31. 

For your gift to qualify for benefits:

  • You must be 70 1/2 or older at the time of your gift
  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to Northeastern
  • Your total IRA gift(s) cannot exceed $100,000
  • Your gift must be outright

For more information, contact Anna Fravel, Director of Gift Planning, at 617.373.2030 or giftplanning@neu.edu.

Gifts of Stock

Instructions for Electronic Stock Transfer to Northeastern

To have a gift of stock electronically transferred:

1. Complete and submit the online form, or mail a transmittal letter from your broker to:

Northeastern University
Attention Noreen Gallagher
118 Cushing Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5005

Alerting Northeastern that the stock transfer is taking place allows us to properly identify, direct and acknowledge your gift.

2.  Instruct your broker to transfer shares to Northeastern University at:

UBS Financial Services
100 Federal Street
Boston, MA 02110
Depository Trust Company (DTC): 221
Northeastern University Account:
#JJ 90488
Contact: William Cotter 617.261.1132
Reference: Donor Name (your name)

If your broker has questions about making an electronic gift of securities, please have your broker contact Noreen Gallagher, n.gallagher@neu.edu, 617.373.2793.

Note: It is important that your broker does not sell the securities and send us a check. If the broker does this, the tax advantages of making a gift of appreciated stock may be eliminated.

Instructions for Physical Transfer of Stock Certificates

To transfer shares held in certificate form:

  1. Complete and submit the electronic transmittal form.
  2. Send a signed stock power for each certificate (do not complete power)
  3. In a separate envelope, send the unendorsed stock certificates to:

Northeastern University
Attention: Noreen Gallagher and Carolyn Sullivan
118 Cushing Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5005

Note:  If stock is held by more than one person, both must sign names exactly as they appear on the certificate.

Should you have any questions about transferring securities or other gift-related matters, please contact Noreen Gallagher, 617.373.2793.

Matching Gifts

What are matching gifts?

Matching gifts are a corporation’s way of multiplying the benefits of their employees’ charitable gifts. If you or your spouse work for a company that offers a matching-gift program, your gift to Northeastern could be doubled or even tripled. In most cases, all you need to do is complete a form available through your employer.

Does my company match gifts?

Use this search engine to find you or your spouse’s company and review its matching-gift policies.

If I work for a matching-gift company, will my gift automatically be matched?

No, gifts are not automatically matched. You need to fill out the matching-gift form available at your human resources office or do an online request. The search engine will detail your company’s specific matching-gift policy, process, and contact information.