How to Give

SPH provides a number of opportunities for alumni and friends to support the School. Your investment enables the School to recruit world-class faculty, attract highly talented students, support research initiatives, and expand resources for the entire School community.

Cash Gifts

To give online, please visit the SPH giving website.

To give by mail, please send checks made payable to Trustees of Boston University to:

Boston University School of Public Health
Attn: Development & Alumni Relations
715 Albany Street
Talbot Building, 5 East
Boston, MA 02118

Matching Gifts

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees – doubling or even tripling the impact!  Check with your HR department on this policy.   Organizations that have supported SPH in the past through this program include Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Duke Energy Corporation, General Re Corporation, Merck & Company, Inc., Pzifer, Inc., UnitedHealth Group, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

Gifts of Securities

Donors who own appreciated securities (held for over 12 months) can make a gift of securities to SPH. The donor can claim a charitable income-tax deduction for the full value of the stock. In doing so, donors can avoid the associated capital gains tax had they sold the shares. To make a gift of securities, please contact Cindy Gould at 617-353-2512 or gouldc@bu.edu.

Planned Giving

There are different ways to make a planned gift to the School. Donors may fund a planned gift through:

  • Bequests
  • Charitable Gift Annuities
  • Deferred Gift Annuities
  • Charitable Remainder Trust
  • Estate Planning
  • Life Insurance Policy

For more information about ways of giving to SPH, please contact us or visit the Campaign Giving Website.