Whether by check, credit card, securities, real estate or personal property, your gift to Clark provides key support to students and faculty for scholarships, fellowships, research facilities and equipment, student organizations, and more. Every gift counts, and we thank you.
Giving to Clark
Gifts through the Clark Fund can be allocated to Clark’s greatest needs, or can be restricted to a specific project, program or department.
Call 888-257-5363 or 888-CLRKFND during business hours; we’ll process your gift securely. For security reasons, please do not leave your credit card information on voicemail or include it in an email message. You may also make your gift online, 24 hours a day.
If you wish to mail your gift, please send a check, made payable to Clark University, to:
Office of University Advancement
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610
Other Ways to Give
Outright gifts of appreciated securities (stocks, bonds, mutual fund shares) are tax-deductible at full fair-market value if you have owned the asset for at least 12 months. To avoid capital gains taxes, you must provide the securities themselves, not the proceeds of their sale. Your gift of closely held stock (usually stock in a family-owned business) also carries benefits. To claim a charitable deduction at full fair-market value, you must have held the stock for at least 12 months. If the deduction exceeds $10,000, you are required to include a qualified appraisal for tax purposes.
Gifts of residences, including vacation homes and farms, allow you to take a tax deduction, avoid capital gains taxes, retain lifetime occupancy for yourself and/or another person — and provide support for Clark. To qualify for tax benefits, you must have owned the property for at least 12 months before giving it to Clark. The gift may be an entire piece of property or an undivided fractional interest in it. Each proposed gift of real estate is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. If the University cannot use the property, it will be sold and the proceeds added to the endowment. You must obtain a qualified appraisal for tax purposes.
Gifts of tangible personal property, such as art, jewelry, antiques, rare books, gold or silver, offer you an immediate tax deduction; the amount depends on whether the gift is related to the University’s educational purpose.
Gifts related to Clark’s educational purpose generate a tax deduction for the full market value of the object as determined by a qualified, independent appraiser. Other gifts-in-kind do not offer you the same tax advantage but do benefit Clark through the proceeds from their sale.
If you are 70 years, 6 months old, or older, you can make a gift directly from your IRA to Clark University, and it will count against your minimum required distribution.