Types of Gifts


The easiest giving method, and often the most beneficial gifts, are gifts of cash. These gifts can be made online via credit card (click here), by mail via cash, check, money order, or credit card (Office of University Advancement, 179 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115) or by phone via credit card (617.274.3365).

Marketable Security

Transferring securities, either stocks or bonds, allows donors to make gifts, receive charitable deductions equal to the full fair market value of the securities, and avoid paying capital gains taxes on theamount of the charitable contributions.

Real Estate

Gifts of real estate can have special benefits for both donor and recipient. Donors who make gifts of real estate receive a charitable deduction for the gift’s full fair market value. Gifts must meet certain criteria to be accepted.

Tangible Property

MCPHS University will consider accepting gifts of personal property such as valuable collections or university-related equipment. These gifts usually receive credit at fair market value, as determined by the donor, and may be deductible for tax purposes.


A bequest is a gift made through a will or an estate plan. Bequests can include monetary gifts, securities, personal property or real estate, and can specify a range of potential gift options.

Life Income Gift

Life income gifts give donors income for life while also supporting MCPHS University. A life income gift can be structured to pay the donor and/or other persons such as a spouse.

Corporate Matching Gift

Many corporations match their employees' gifts to charitable institutions, often dollar for dollar, up to a maximum amount. Donors must acquire a matching gift form from their or their spouse’s employer, complete the form, and then send it to MCPHS University for processing.