Frequently asked questions

What are the different ways I can make my annual gift to BU?

Boston University accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card via our secure online giving form or over the phone at 800-447-2849. To make your annual gift with a check, please follow our mailing instructions.

What is the matching gift program?

Matching gifts are a corporation’s way of multiplying the benefits of their employees’ charitable gifts. You can use our online matching gift search engine or contact your Human Resources office to see if your organization matches charitable gifts to Boston University. If so, they can provide you with the form(s) you need to fill out and send to P.O. Box 4112, Boston, MA 02211-4112.

If your employer offers a matching gift program you may be able to double, or even triple, your gift to BU!

Is my gift tax-deductible?

Yes, your gift is 100 percent tax-deductible. Once we receive your gift, you will receive a receipt verifying that your gift has been deposited into the account you have specified.

What is BU’s tax ID number?

BU’s tax ID number is 04-210-3547.