Ways To Give

Gifts to BUSM can take many forms

Cash, stocks, anatomical donations, bequests and other planned gifts, and matching gifts from an employer are just some of the ways you can support BUSM. To learn more about ways in which you can support the Boston University School of Medicine mission, contact our Development Office.

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Cash, checks, and credit card gifts

Checks or money orders can be sent to:
Boston University Gifts & Records
595 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 700, West Entrance
Boston, MA 02215

Please make checks payable to Trustees of Boston University , and include your name, address, and a telephone number where we can reach you in case we have any questions about your donation. Please also indicate the specific fund/program at BUSM, if any, that you’d like your gift to support.

To charge a gift to your credit card, please use our online giving form.

Questions or concerns? Contact us at 617-358-9535 (phone), 617-358-0554 (fax), or busmdev@bu.edu.

Stock gifts

To make a gift of publicly traded securities of less than 25,000 shares, please follow these instructions:

If the securities are registered in book form/street name at your broker, the gift can be transferred to the Boston University account by providing the following transfer instructions to your broker exactly as follows:

The Northern Trust Company
DTC clearing #2669 for further credit to:
Account #26-46112
Account Name: Trustees of Boston University
Boston University EIN/Tax-ID: 04-2103547

The gift date is the date of receipt in Boston University’s account.

If the securities are held as physical certificates in your name, you should send the stock certificate(s) along with a transmittal letter by certified mail to the following address:

Boston University Development & Alumni Relations
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 700
West Entrance
Boston, MA 02215
Attn: Judith Norris, Associate Director of Gifts & Records

You should also sign the back of the stock certificate—or, alternatively, an irrevocable stock power—transferring ownership to the Trustees of Boston University. The signature on the stock power must be guaranteed by an eligible guarantor institution, such as a commercial bank, trust company, securities broker dealer, credit union or savings institution participating in a STAMP Medallion program approved by the Securities Transfer Association, Inc.

The gift date is the postmark date as mailed to Boston University.

If you are transferring mutual funds: Most mutual funds can be transferred to our broker. The details of the transaction—number of shares and name of mutual fund, broker’s name and contact information—should be provided to the University.  For specific instructions, contact:

Judith Norris
Associate Director, Gifts & Records
595 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 700
Boston, MA 02215

Phone: 617-353-6347
E-mail: jrnorris@bu.edu

The gift date is the date of receipt in the Northern Trust Brokerage Account.

If you’d like to transfer government bonds, these should be transferred to the Boston University Northern Trust account by your broker at the contact info below:
ABA #071000152
Trustees of Boston University—Account #26-46112:

The gift date is the date of receipt in the Northern Trust Brokerage Account.

To help us track your transfer in a timely manner, please inform us (at 617-358-9535 or busmdev@bu.edu) of the company stock/mutual fund you intend to transfer, or the approximate value of your gift, as well as your stock broker’s name and telephone number and the program at BUSM toward which you’d like to designate your gift (if any).

Anatomical donations

By giving your body to the BU School of Medicine anatomical gift program after your death, you can advance medical knowledge, and help educate the next generation of brilliant physicians and scientists—truly, an essential and invaluable gift. To learn more about the program, visit the website or contact Professor Robert Bouchie at inertia@bu.edu.

Planned gifts

BU’s Planned Giving officers can help you think strategically about how to support the School’s mission. Click here to learn more about the multitude of options available, and how you can plan your gift to help BUSM while also providing economic benefits to yourself and loved ones.

Matching gifts

Your company may match your charitable contribution to BUSM. Make sure to ask your employer, and include any matching gift forms with your donation or pledge.

Any questions? Contact our Development Office or BUSM Alumni Association (617-358-9525 or alumbusm@bu.edu)