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Make a one time or recurring gift.

Check or Money Order

A personal check or money order is generally tax deductible up to 50% of the donor’s adjusted gross income. Any excess can be carried over for five years. Send your gift to Rensselaer via secure lockbox:

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Gifts Processing Center
P.O. Box 3164
Boston, MA 02241-3164

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) 276-5013 during regular business hours, EST.

Donor-Advised Fund Transfer

Send your gift directly to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute from your Donor-Advised Fund.

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Corporate Gift Match

You or your spouse may work for one of more than 22,000 companies that encourage and support employee philanthropy through corporate gift match programs. By completing a matching gift application, you can double the value of your gift.

Stocks and Bonds

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. The full fair market value of gifts of long-term securities or real estate is tax deductible up to 30% of the donor’s adjusted gross income. Any amount over the 30% maximum can be carried over for five years.

Please contact Gift Planning for information on gifting securities that are traded on foreign exchanges.

Personal Property

Many items of tangible personal property make suitable charitable gifts. The available tax deduction depends on whether or not the organization will use the property in a way that is related to its tax-exempt purpose.

Learn more by contacting the Gift Planning Office at 518-276-8365.

Real Estate

Want to make a big impact at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute? Consider giving real estate.  Your options include an outright gift, a gift through your estate, a gift that pays you income, and a gift with immediate tax benefits that also allows you to stay in your home.

Learn more by contacting the Gift Planning Office at 518-276-8365.


Interested in helping Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with our mission but feel overwhelmed by the thought of writing another check or giving up your assets today? A simple, flexible and versatile way to ensure we can continue our work for years to come is a gift in your will or living trust, known as a charitable bequest.

Income Producing Gifts

When you are looking for ways to help Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute expand minds and possibilities you shouldn’t feel like you are choosing between your philanthropic goals and financial security. One gift that allows you to support Rensselaer’s work while receiving fixed payments for life is a charitable gift annuity.

Employee Giving

Faculty and staff members who give are demonstrating pride in Rensselaer, and give us the opportunity to provide students with the best possible resources to pursue a world-class education. Rensselaer offers employee’s a payroll deduction to help you make your gift. By enrolling in payroll deduction, a small gift of $2 per pay period equals a $48 annual investment in Rensselaer students!

Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD)

If you are at least 70½ years old with IRA funds you no longer need you can make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) from your IRA to Rensselaer.

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