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What You Can Give

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


The most common ways to make a gift to Mount Holyoke College are to write a check, give a credit card number, or donate online.

Stocks and Bonds

Giving long-term appreciated stock is one of the most tax-advantaged ways to make charitable gifts. With careful planning, you can reduce your capital gains tax while supporting Mount Holyoke College.

Retirement Assets

A gift of your retirement assets, such as an employee retirement plan, IRA, or tax-sheltered annuity, is an excellent way to make a gift. A gift of these assets can shield your heirs from taxes while funding Mount Holyoke's future.

Life Insurance

Life insurance is a valuable asset for making a charitable gift. It can be made without diminishing other investments or assets earmarked for family members.

Real Estate

A gift of real estate allows you to preserve your cash assets, receive tax and income advantages, and make a significant charitable gift to Mount Holyoke.

Personal Property

A gift of artwork, coins, antiques, or other personal property can be an excellent way to support Mount Holyoke.

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