Recording Gifts to MIT for Calendar 2020

Publication Date
11/25/2020

As we approach the end of 2020, remember to review key gift recording dates and deadlines to ensure end-of-calendar-year gifts are recorded and credited in 2020. This is important to fulfill the intent of donors who wish to make tax-deductible gifts for 2020. For complete instructions and deadlines (which can vary depending on the type of gift and how it is transmitted), see How to Submit 2020 End-of-Calendar-Year Gifts. 

Note: All times listed are EST.

 Credit card gifts via mail Wednesday, December 30, noon to be processed by 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 31.
Credit card gifts received after December 31 cannot be recorded as 2020 gifts, even if postmarked by December 31.
 Credit card gifts via phone     Thursday, December 31, noon
 Credit card gifts online Thursday, December 31, 11:59 pm
 Gifts-in-kind Thursday, December 31, 5:00 pm
 Wire transfers Thursday, December 31, 5:00 pm
 Stock transfers Thursday, December 31, 5:00 pm
 Checks

Dated and postmarked by Thursday, December 31           
Received in the RSO/Alumni Association Office of Records by Friday, January 8, 3:00 pm

 New pledges Dated/emailed Thursday, December 31, 11:59 pm
Received in the RSO/Alumni Association Office of Records by Friday, January 8, noon

And keep in mind: 

  • Credit card numbers must be treated carefully. Do not ask donors to email or fax credit card information. Please encourage donors wishing to make a gift by credit card to do so by visiting giving.mit.edu. The Alumni Association’s Office of Records will have staff available to take credit card gifts by phone at 617-253-8270 through December 23 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and during the winter break on December 29 and 30 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and December 31 from 9:00 am to noon.
  • If your office receives a check in the mail, you should either send the check to W98 via campus mail or bring the check to W98 and place it in one of the lockboxes located near the front and back doors of W98. Be sure to include the envelope and any correspondence and provide the entire package to the RSO in W98.
The Office of the Recording Secretary (RSO) and the Alumni Association Office of Records will be available during the holiday season to receive gifts and answer questions.
 
Contact the Office of the Recording Secretary at 617-253-5048 or the Alumni Association Office of Records at 617-253-8270 if you need assistance.