Ways to Give

Ways to Give

The Northeastern community has a tradition of giving back, and each day, we witness the impact of your remarkable generosity. Our students pursue co-ops in all corners of the globe, grow their cultural fluency, and prepare to thrive in the world. Our faculty deliver cutting-edge scholarship, teaching and mentoring tomorrow’s leaders. And our researchers are pioneering new lines of inquiry, accelerating discovery in emerging fields.

Without your support, none of this would be possible.

By making a gift—whether you endow a scholarship, fund an international co-op, or launch an initiative—you will be forever linked to our students, faculty, and more than 300,000 alumni worldwide. Our shared passion for Northeastern is building an undeniably bright future, and we hope you continue reimagining it with us.

We invite you to explore the following areas to support and ways to give, or to make your gift now.


Online Gifts

To make a gift by credit card, visit our secure website. You can make a one-time gift or follow the link to the recurring gift option to set up installments to pay your gift over a specified number of months.

Mobile Gifts
To make a gift via Venmo, ApplePay, PayPal, or GooglePay from your mobile device, please click this GiveButter link.
Gifts by Mail
  1. Make your check or money order payable to Northeastern University
  2. Complete the giving form or make a note on the memo line of your check about how you would like your gift to be used. If you do not include a designation, your gift will be used for the university’s area of greatest need.
  3. Mail your gift to:

Northeastern University
Attention: Noreen Gallagher
Suite 402CP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Gifts by Wire Transfers and ACH Payments

To make a wire transfer or automated clearing house (ACH) transfer to benefit a fund, department, or program at Northeastern, please follow the steps below.

Donors will receive a receipt and acknowledgement after the transfer is complete.

For a standard Wire Transfer (more common), please provide your bank with the following information:

  • Bank of America
  • 100 Federal Street, Boston, MA, 02110
  • ABA Number: 026009593
  • Swift Number:
    • BOFAUS3N (USD)
    • BOFAUS6S (other currencies)
  • Account Number: 004636059256
  • Account Name: Northeastern University Gift Account
  • The name of the fund you would like your gift directed to.

For a standard Automated Clearing House Transfer (ACH), please provide your bank with the following information:

  • Bank Name: Bank of America
  • ABA number: 011000138
  • Account Number: 004636059256
  • Account name: Northeastern University Gift account
  • The name of the fund you would like your gift directed to.
  • (U.S. transactions only)

Please notify us at [email protected] and let us know the date the university should expect your gift, the amount, the person or organization sending the gift, and what fund, department, or program will benefit. This will prevent gifts from going unidentified and will help us follow up on transfers not received when expected.

Gifts by Payroll Deduction

For employees of Northeastern University, payroll deduction is an easy way to make a gift. When you enroll in payroll deduction, your gift is automatically deducted from your paycheck in the amount and time frame you specify. You can set up a payroll deduction here.

Gifts by Charitable IRA Rollover

Make a gift from your IRA through a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) and the transferred amount will be excluded from your taxable income. If you are age 72 or older, this QCD can satisfy all or a portion of your required minimum distribution.

For your gift to be recognized as a QCD:

You must be age 70 ½ or older at the time of your gift
The transfer must be sent directly from your IRA to Northeastern
Your total IRA gift(s) cannot exceed $105,000
Your gift must be outright

For your gift to qualify for the current year, instruct your IRA administrator to mail or arrange a direct transfer to Northeastern before December 31. Please also authorize your IRA administrator to identify you as the donor.

Gifts by mail should be addressed to:

Northeastern University
Office of Gift Planning
Suite 402CP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

For more information, contact Gift Planning at 617.373.2030 or [email protected].

Gifts of Stock and Mutual Funds

To have a gift of stock electronically transferred:

  1. Complete and submit the online form, or mail a transmittal letter from your broker to:

Northeastern University
Attention: Noreen Gallagher
Suite 402CP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Alerting Northeastern that the stock transfer is taking place allows us to properly identify, direct, and acknowledge your gift.

  1. Instruct your broker to transfer shares to Northeastern University at:

Northern Trust
50 South La Salle Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603 USA
Depository Trust Company (DTC): 2669
Att: Courtney Cooper +1.312.557.1926 [email protected]
Reference: Donor Name (your name)

If your broker has questions about making an electronic gift of securities, please have your broker contact Noreen Gallagher at [email protected] or 617.373.2793.

Note: It is important that your broker does not sell the securities and send us a check. If the broker does this, the tax advantages of making a gift of appreciated stock may be eliminated.

To transfer shares held in certificate form:

  1. Complete and submit the electronic transmittal form
  2. Send a signed stock power for each certificate (do not complete power)
  3. In a separate envelope, send the unendorsed stock certificates to:

Northeastern University
Attention: Noreen Gallagher
Suite 402CP
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Note: If stock is held by more than one person, both must sign names exactly as they appear on the certificate.


Most mutual funds can be transferred directly to our broker Northern Trust.

Your broker should contact Natalie Diaz at Northern Trust to assist with the transfer of Mutual Funds.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 312.557.9418

Note, transferring Mutual Funds can take on average 10 business days to complete

Should you have any questions about transferring securities or other gift-related matters, please contact Noreen Gallagher at [email protected] or 617.373.2793.

Gifts of Cryptocurrency

Donating cryptocurrency to Northeastern can be a tax efficient way of supporting our students, faculty, and programs. The university has partnered with The Giving Block, our chosen vendor, to accept crypto donations. 

Should you have questions about donating cryptocurrency, please contact Northeastern’s Assistant Treasurer Therese Mitchell at [email protected].

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are an organization’s way of multiplying the benefits of their employees’ charitable gifts. If you or your spouse work for a company that offers a matching gift program, your gift to Northeastern could be doubled or even tripled. In most cases, all you need to do is complete a form available through your employer.

Gift are not automatically matched. You will need to fill out the matching gift form available at your human resources office or do an online request. Use this search engine to find you or your spouse’s company and review its matching gift policies. The search engine will detail your company’s specific matching-gift policy, process, and contact information.