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Donor Stories

The impact of giving through wills and life income gifts can be seen and experienced all across campus. In roommates who come from opposite corners of the globe to climb a mountain on a cool autumn day. In a state of the art lab where a professor and students create renewable energy technology. In a dorm room late at night where students come together to establish a global nonprofit organization to empower women around the world.

What You Can Give

Learn which assets are most commonly used to fund a gift.

For Donors and Advisors

If you are considering a planned gift or bequest to Mount Holyoke College, we welcome the opportunity to work with you and your advisor, if you have one. Please use the resources and tools below and feel free to contact us for further information or assistance.

Here is some basic information about Mount Holyoke:

Legal Name

All charitable gifts should be directed to “The Trustees of Mount Holyoke College, a Massachusetts 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization, or its successor, Federal Tax Identification Number: 04-2103578.”

Mary Lyon Society

When Mary Lyon wrote her last will and testament in 1846, she remembered her family, friends, and Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. Over a century later, alumnae and friends of the College continue to invest in Mount Holyoke’s mission through their bequests and estate gifts.

Links, Forms and Downloadable Resources

Click on the links below to download brochures and learn more about the different types of giving:

What is the Best Gift for You

To help you determine the ideal gift to Mount Holyoke we've developed an easy to use web tool. It's just a few questions... Give it a try!

Contact Us

Contact a member of our Gift Planning team for information on gift strategies that can help you support Mount Holyoke College and provide significant benefits to you and your family.  

Mount Holyoke College
Office of Advancement Gift Planning
50 College Street
South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075


Gift Planning

Thank you for your interest in making Mount Holyoke College a part of your legacy.

Our Gift Planning team can help you find the best way to make your gift, and perhaps discover options that you may not have thought possible.

You may be able to provide for yourself and your family and make a charitable gift, during your lifetime or afterwards, by employing one or more of the tools available.