Important deadlines to claim a gift deduction for the 2020 tax year
Mailed checks must be postmarked December 31, 2020 or earlier.
Mailed credit card gifts must be received by Northeastern by Monday, December 28, 2020 to allow adequate time for processing. Credit card gifts that are not received in time for processing prior to the calendar year-end will not be issued 2020 tax year receipts.
Online gifts may be made up to 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st. Online giving is recommended to ensure your gift is received and confirmed by the tax year-end.
For assistance making an online gift or other questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 373-5520 to receive a return call.
Your security is important to us - please do not email or leave phone messages containing credit card information.
Campus buildings are currently closed to visitors due to Covid-19; please do not attempt to drop off gifts in person.
Gifts to Funds Not Listed in the Fund Explorer for Online Giving
If making a gift or pledge payment to a named and/or endowed fund that doesn’t appear as a giving option on our website, please follow the instructions below:
- Fill out the giving form, entering “Greatest Need” as the fund designation.
- In the ‘Special Instructions’ box at the bottom of the giving form (below the credit card area) write a note saying “Please direct my gift to the [Fund Name], and include the fund number if known. If the fund name isn’t known, include as much information as possible about the fund and a daytime phone number you can be reached at.
- PLEASE NOTE: if the fund name isn’t known, please respond to phone messages and/or email questions as soon as possible for the gift to be processed for the 2020 tax year.
Misplaced your 2020 gift receipt? Just contact us at email@example.com or (617) 373-5520 for a copy.
Consult with your tax advisor to learn how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may impact your ability to claim a charitable gift deduction.