How to Make a Gift

Making a gift to Tufts Dental School is easy. You can make your donation in any of the following ways:


Tufts University’s online gift site allows you to make a gift safely and securely using your credit card.

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Call us at 617.636.3434 to make a gift or pledge over the phone.


You may mail your contribution to Tufts Dental Development at 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111. Checks should be made payable to Trustees of Tufts College.

Matching Gifts

Many companies sponsor matching gift programs for their employees and retirees. Please check with you and/or your spouse’s human resources department to determine if your gift is eligible to be matched. Please send matching gift forms to: Tufts University, P.O. Box 3306, Boston, MA 02241. Questions? Call 1-800-737-7035.

Stocks, Securities

To transfer stocks or securities, please contact Tufts’ Treasury Analyst, Vicky Wei at 617.627.3171. Appreciated securities can make an excellent gift. Gifts of securities that have been held long term can realize two benefits: you receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and at the same time avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated assets.

Planned Gifts, Estate Plans, Gifts that Provide Income

You may set up a gift plan to benefit the dental school through a bequest in your will or through numerous other avenues, including life income gifts, retirement plans and life insurance.

To learn more about including TUSDM in your estate plans or about giving opportunities that provide income, click here for Planned Giving or call 617.627.3741.


A bequest in your will is perhaps the simplest, but one of the most valuable, planned giving contributions you can make to the dental school. Charitable bequests are fully deductible for federal estate tax purposes. Bequests are also a very flexible way of giving because you can change the provision of your will at any time during your lifetime.

Life Income Gifts

Life income gifts allow you to make a substantial gift to Tufts while still providing for your personal financial needs. There are several types of life income gifts: charitable remainder trusts; pooled income funds; and charitable gift annuities. Life income plans are attractive because they allow you to receive an immediate charitable income tax deduction (for a portion of the value of your gift), avoid or substantially reduce capital gains tax and, frequently, increase your annual income.

The Office of Estate and Gift Planning is able to give you a confidential analysis of various gift planning opportunities. You should consult with your own financial and legal advisers when considering a planned gift.

More comprehensive information about any one of these gift options is available at