Ways to Give

There are many ways of making a gift to Rensselaer. Each offers distinct benefits to you and the Institute. Please explore the information provided here. We are happy to discuss the various ways of giving in more detail and invite you to contact us with your questions.

Online Gift with a Credit Card

Make your gift online with confidence via our secure giving form.

Cash or Check

Gifts of cash (money order) or personal check are generally tax deductible up to 50% of the donor's adjusted gross income. Any excess can be carried over for five years. To make a gift, use the address below, or use our secure online gift form for credit card transactions.

To Send Your Gift to Rensselaer (via secure lockbox):
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gifts Processing Center
P.O. Box 3164
Boston, MA 02241-3164

Payment via Wire Transfer

If you would like to wire funds directly to Rensselaer in payment of a gift, please contact our Gifts Processing Office or call (518) 276-8546 during regular business hours, EST.

Personal Property and Real Estate Gifts

Rensselaer accepts gifts of personal property, real estate, and retained life estate. There are several options associated with each of these valued gifts.

Stock and Securities Gifts

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and/or mutual funds that have been held for one or more years can be great tax savers for donors since the capital gain tax on unrealized appreciation is waived.

Income Producing Gifts

Through this simple arrangement, you support the efforts of the Institute and receive fixed payments for life in return.


A bequest gift will guarantee your impact on the Institute in perpetuity, and affect the lives of students and faculty for generations to come.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Over 7,000 companies participate in the Rensselaer matching gift program. Maximize the impact of your gift by locating your company on our list of participating organizations.

Reunion Giving

Reunion & Homecoming is a great time to make a gift to Rensselaer in honor of your Class, affinity group, or team. A gift to the Annual Fund helps the next generation of Rensselaer alumni—our current students. You can become a part of history by joining your classmates, teammates, and friends, and making your gift to the Rensselaer Annual Fund in honor of Reunion & Homecoming.