Ways to Give

Outright Gifts

  • Make your gift online, call 617-432-1533 with your credit card number, or mail your contribution, made payable to Harvard School of Dental Medicine, to:

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

    • Gifts of art, life insurance, real estate, stock, collections, copyrights, royalties, patents, and other income rights and/or assets can be an effective way to provide meaningful support to HSDM. Learn more about how to receive an income tax deduction for the full market value of stock shares and avoid paying capital gains tax. Please contact Wanda Mock at 617-432-5356 for details.

    Planned Gifts

    Planned gifts make a significant impact on the Harvard School of Dental Medicine – while providing financial and tax benefits for you and your family. A planned gift in the form of life insurance, real estate, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, and bequests may provide you with lifetime benefits, while providing for the School of Dental Medicine into the future. Please contact Wanda Mock at 617-432-5356 for details.

    Where to Give

    Annual Fund

    Gifts to the annual fund provide unrestricted, current-use funding to HSDM. These funds are used to target areas of the School’s greatest need - which translates to greater flexibility and freedom for the School and our students in terms of scholarships and program support for faculty. Please contact Jessica Loew at 617-432-2924 for more information.

    Named and Endowed Funds

    Your gift to establish a named endowment fund or contribute to an already established fund provides vital permanent legacies for the School and its programs. Endowed funds support scholarships, fellowships, research, and academic departments in perpetuity. Please contact Wanda Mock at 617-432-5356 for details.

    It Begins with Me: The Campaign for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine

    The Campaign for the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, with a goal of $8 million by 2018, focuses on financial assistance and global and community oral health programs. To date, over $5.5 million in gifts and pledges has been received.  Opportunities exist within the Campaign to name spaces in the research and education building, laboratories, and endowed professorships. Please contact Wanda Mock at 617-432-5356 for details.

    Recognition

    Whether you invest in the School through the annual fund, an endowed fund to perpetuate the name of a loved one, a life income, or your estate plans, your participation enhances the School’s stature in the world and we thank you. We recognize our donors’ generosity in the Harvard Dental Bulletin and online through the following giving societies:

    Henry C. Warren Society

    Henry C. Warren made the first planned gift to HSDM in 1899 in the form of a bequest for $23,000. To recognize the generosity of donors who have expressed their intention to provide for HSDM in their estates or made another type of planned gift, the School established the Henry C. Warren Society.

    Dean’s Society

    Donors to the Dean’s Society of Harvard School of Dental Medicine contribute $100,000 to $999,999 annually.

    Carlotta A. Hawley Society

    This giving society is named for Carlotta Augusta Hawley, DDS, PD38, the first woman graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine.

    Robert T. Freeman Society

    This giving society is named for Robert Tanner Freeman, the first African American dental college graduate in the country, who received a DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1869. Donors at this level contribute $10,000 to $49,999 annually to HSDM.

    Nathan Cooley Keep Society

    This giving society is named for the founding dean of the School and reflects its founding year (1867). Donors at this level contribute $1,867 to $9,999 each year to the annual fund.

    Patrons

    All gifts below $1,867.

    Order of the Golden Crown

    This society honors those loyal donors who have contributed to HSDM for at least five consecutive years. Membership begins in the year of one's fifth consecutive annual gift. Membership continues only with ongoing annual support.