Ways to Give
Ways to Help
Make a gift online via our secure Entango form. This is the easiest way to give.
Gifts of Cash
An outright gift is the simplest and most usual form of giving. You pay no gift or estate taxes on an outright charitable gift, and you may deduct up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income. If your gift totals more than the 50 percent limit, you can carry forward the excess portion for up to five additional tax years until it is used. You may elect to make a major gift in one year or pledge to give a total amount over several years.
Berklee faculty and staff can contribute by making a payroll deduction.
Most outright gifts from a donor's present or past employment qualify for matching gifts from contributing employers. This is a tremendous benefit that can greatly expand individual contributions to Berklee. Check with the human resources office at your company to determine if they offer a matching gift program. If they do, you may be able to double the value of your gift.
Enter your employer here to see if your employer matches gifts:
Gifts of Appreciated Property
You can deduct the full fair market value of a gift of capital gain securities or real estate. This means you give away the capital gain (by definition, the difference between your cost basis and its present value). Thus you avoid any penalty capital gains tax and also any sales commission that would be payable upon sale of the asset. The net cost of the gift may be further reduced because of state tax advantages, and a gift of appreciated property is not subject to the alternative minimum tax.
Giving recurring withdrawals is perhaps the most convinient way to make an impact on Berklee students. This option allows you to spread your gift evenly over an entire year or several years via your credit card, so you can make a sustained difference both now and into the future! You can participate by making a convenient online gift.
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