Our teams continue to work remotely during the pandemic. We are able to receive mail from USPS and interoffice/campus mail (which is delivered by MIT Mail Services) and also receive deliveries from UPS and FedEx in secure mailboxes at the front and back entrances of W98. A few members of our staff are authorized to go to W98 on a regular (but not daily) schedule to collect the mail and deposit checks. However, DLCs and donors should expect a delay in check processing times due to these changes in operations.

As you communicate with donors or directly receive gifts, the Office of the Recording Secretary (RSO) and the Alumni Association Office of Records ask you to be aware of the calendar year 2020 deadlines to ensure gifts are recorded and credited before the calendar year close.
Gift Type

Deadline (all times listed are EST)

How to Submit Gift Details
Gifts-in-Kind

Thursday, December 31, 11:59 pm

Office of the Recording Secretary (RSO) using the online MIT Gift-in-Kind Form

 

Credit Card Online
Fastest way to submit a gift!

Thursday, December 31, 11:59 pm

Giving to MIT website: https://giving.mit.edu/
 
Please direct your donors to the MIT Giving website. This is the fastest way to submit a gift to be recorded for calendar year 2020.

Credit Card by Phone

Handled by the Alumni Association, no matter the amount

Thursday, December 31, noon

Alumni Association Office of Records

617-253-8270

The Alumni Association Office of Records is staffed and set up to securely process credit card gifts from donors and take the information over the phone. If you receive a gift form from a donor with credit card information or if you are speaking to a donor who wishes to make a gift via credit card, call 617-253-8270 for processing. Please do not send credit card information to us via email or campus mail and do not ask donors to email or fax credit card information.
Credit Card by Mail

Wednesday, December 30, noon

Alumni Association Office of Records

617-253-8270

Credit card gift forms must be received by MIT by Wednesday, December 30, at noon. If a credit card gift form is mailed and postmarked on December  31 but received by MIT after December 31, it cannot be recorded as a calendar year 2020 gift.
Stock Transfers

Thursday, December 31, 3:59 pm

Stock transfer instructions:
https://giving.mit.edu/stock

 
Wire Transfers

Thursday, December 31, 11:59 pm

Wire transfer instructions:
https://giving.mit.edu/wire-transfers
 
       
Checks from individual donors Checks must be dated and postmarked on or before Thursday, December 31, and received by Friday, January 8, 2021, 3:00 pm

Alumni Association Office of Records

W98-200

Any gift check from an individual donor—dated and postmarked by Thursday, December 31, and received by Friday, January 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm—will be credited and recorded as a calendar year 2020 gift. Save all gift mailing envelopes (from USPS or a delivery service) and provide them to RSO, as they are needed for proof of postmark.
Checks from corporate, foundation, or government donors

Checks must be dated and postmarked on or before Thursday, December 31, and received by Friday, January 8, 2021, 3:00 pm

Office of the Recording Secretary

W98-300

All gifts from any entity (not individuals) are recorded by the RSO, no matter the amount.

New Pledges

Pledges made by email must be sent on or before Thursday, December 31, at 11:59 pm, and received by Friday, January 8, 2021, 3:00 pm

Pledges made by mail must be dated and postmarked by Thursday, December 31, 11:59 pm, and received by Friday, January 8, 2021, 3:00 pm

Office of Recording Secretary

W98-300

or via email to recsec@mit.edu

 

All payments for pledges are tax-deductible in the calendar year they are made.

Contact:

Office of the Recording Secretary

617-253-5048

recsec@mit.edu

RSO Staff directory

 

Alumni Association Office of Records

617-253-8270

alumnirecords@mit.edu