Gifts of Cash
Your gift of cash is available immediately for the use of the College, and in most cases is fully deductible for donors who itemize their federal income taxes.
You can make an immediate and secure credit card (Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover) gift at www.brynmawr.edu/makeagift.
Making Monthly Gifts
You can spread your gift payments over a period of months, or choose to give a monthly amount year round. Payments may also be scheduled every other month, or quarterly – for efficiency's sake we ask that each transaction not be less than $10.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Contact your personnel office for information about your employer's matching-gift program as many corporations match gifts to charitable institutions made by employees, employee spouses, and retired employees. Please note that you must secure the proper matching-gift forms from the corporation and submit them to the College in order for Bryn Mawr to receive the matching gifts.
Click here to find out if your employer, or that of your spouse/partner, has a matching gift program.
Gifts of Securities
You can fund a gift to the College with appreciated securities. The minimum gift of securities is $500 and offers two tax advantages. The donor avoids capital gains tax on the appreciated value of the securities and may take a charitable deduction on her federal income taxes for the full market value of the security as of the date of transfer to the College. Securities that have been held for one year or more are deductible up to 30 percent of the donor’s adjusted gross income; the balance may be carried forward within the same limitation for up to five years. For instructions on how to make a gift of securities, click here.
Gifts of Real Estate
You may give a gift of real estate—such as land, a house, a farm or commercial property—outright, in which case the College will sell the property and use the proceeds immediately. Another option is to use real estate to fund a trust and provide the donor (or another person) with lifetime income. An individual may also give a house to Bryn Mawr and retain the right to live in it during her lifetime. This latter type of gift provides the donor with an immediate charitable deduction, and may also allow her to claim deductions throughout her lifetime on maintenance costs for the property.