Investing in Our Future

Every victory at Boston College, whether it’s in the classroom, in a research lab, or on the playing field, is made possible by the generosity of our alumni and parent community. Your support allows us to invest in our athletic teams, fund research opportunities, and award financial aid to thousands of deserving students. However you choose to give, we thank you for investing in the future of BC.

How To Give

Choose a giving method that works for you to make a one time gift or a pledge payment.

By phone

All you need is your credit card and our toll-free number: 888-752-6438.

NOTE: You can also make a donation, update your contact information, and talk about your BC experience with a BC student volunteer. Keep an eye out for a call from our new phone number, 617-552-2015. Thank you!


By U.S. mail

To send a check, please make your check payable to "Boston College," and mail to:

Boston College
Office of University Advancement 
Cadigan Alumni Center
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

One Time Gift

Every annual gift supports current and future students along with the unique mission of Boston College.

Make an annual gift

Pledge Payment

Make a payment toward a previous commitment.

Make a pledge payment

Monthly Gift

Recurring gifts combine the ease of installments with the convenience of automatic renewal.

Make a Recurring Gift

Memorial Gift

If you would like to make a gift in memory of a deceased member of the BC family, please visit Type in the first and last name into the In memory of field. If you would like for us to notify the family of your gift, please provide as much of their contact information as possible. If you prefer to make your gift via phone or U.S. mail, please be sure to mention/include the above information in your correspondence. Note: The amount of your gift will not be shared with the family. If you have any questions, please contact or call 888-752-6438.

For Securities Held by your Bank or Broker

1) Simply provide your broker with detailed instructions of the gift that you would like to make to BC, including the name of the stock and the number of shares to be transferred from your account to Boston College's at:

Fidelity Investments, National Financial Services Corp.
DTC (Depository Trust Company) #0226
Account #201973114, Trustees of Boston College
Reference: Donor's Name

2) Then, please contact the Boston College Office of Gift Processing at 617-552-3440 or to let us know the name of the stock and the number of shares that you will be transferring to the BC account at Fidelity. This information will help us provide you with proper gift acknowledgment on a timely basis.

For Securities Held by You

If you hold a stock certificate, please send it to us with a stock power form. For safety and simplicity, you should send the certificate and stock power form in separate envelopes.

1) Send your certificate(s) without any endorsement, assignment, or other notation to:

Office of Gift Processing
Boston College
Cadigan Alumni Center
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Attn: Stock Gift Administration

Please enclose a letter including the designation of your gift.

2) Download and print out a stock power form, one for each separate security, if applicable.

3) Sign the stock power exactly as your name appears on the certificate and leave the rest of the form blank.

4) Mail the signed stock power in a separate envelope, along with a copy of the letter that accompanied the certificate, to the address above.

Note: Your gift is valued in accordance with IRS guidelines. Gifts of securities that are held for more than one year may be deducted at the full market value.

For wire transfers, please contact Blair Pekala at 617-552-3464 or for our Bank of America account number and ABA Routing number.

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IRA Charitable Rollover Now Permanent

Under recent federal legislation, you can use your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) to make a gift to your favorite charitable institutions, including Boston College.

Who is eligible and what are the guidelines?

  • You must be 70½ years of age or older at time of distribution
  • Total charitable gifts cannot exceed $100,000 per taxpayer each year
  • Transfers from traditional and Roth IRAs must be made directly from the account administrator to Boston College

What benefits will I enjoy?

  • Satisfy your required minimum distribution
  • Avoid federal and, in many cases, state income taxes
  • Provide critical support to the BC department, school, or initiative of your choice

How can I make my gift?

  • Contact your IRA administrator to request that a charitable distribution be transferred to Boston College
  • Instruct your IRA administrator to indicate the donor’s name on the check and specify that the gift is an IRA charitable distribution to ensure gifts are properly recognized and recorded
  • Send your check to:

Boston College
Office of Gift Processing
Cadigan Alumni Center
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Boston College Tax ID: 04-2103545


Note: The IRA charitable rollover is federal law; state and local law may not provide the same benefits.

Examples to help you:

To assist donors interested in making a charitable gift from their IRA, we have provided the following examples:


Questions? To discuss your giving options in confidence, please contact the Office of Gift Planning at 877-304-SHAW or

If you prefer, simply fill out the form below and a member from our gift planning team will reach out to you shortly.


If your employer or your spouse's employer has a matching gift program, your gift to Boston College may be doubled or even tripled. Your employer’s human resources department can supply you with specific instructions about its process for matching gifts. In some cases, a spouse's company will also match the gift. 

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

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The Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations serves as the central point of contact for corporate and foundation philanthropic engagement with Boston College. 

Visit Our Corporate and Foundation Giving Site


BC's Giving Societies

BC Law Giving Societies

The Boston College Law School giving societies—Dean’s Council and Drinan Society—honor BC Law’s most generous and most loyal donors. Dean’s Council members play an important role in shaping the future of BC Law, receive campus updates, and attend exclusive events throughout the year. The Drinan Society recognizes loyal donors who support BC Law in two or more consecutive years.

The 1863 Society

The 1863 Society recognizes annual leadership donors who make an investment in the University with a gift of $1,000 or more. Membership in the 1863 Society gives you direct access to the University and makes an immediate impact on the student experience.

The William B. Neenan, S.J., Society

The William B. Neenan, S.J., Society celebrates and recognizes Boston College's most loyal donors—those alumni, parents, and friends who have made a gift, at any level, for any purpose, for two or more consecutive years.

The Shaw Society

Now more than 2,800 members strong, the Shaw Society honors Joseph Coolidge Shaw, S.J., who helped establish Boston College with his legacy gifts of books and the proceeds of his life insurance policy. Members receive updates on the latest campus news, among other exclusive benefits.