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 are pursuing co-ops in all corners of the globe, growing their cultural fluency and preparing to thrive in the world. Our faculty are delivering leading-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 245,000 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.

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:

Development Information Systems
118 Cushing Hall
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-9877

Gifts By Phone

Northeastern University’s advancement team is always available to talk with you by phone to discuss gifts to the university. To discuss a gift to the university, call 617.373.2520 to explore how to make a gift or to make your gift over the phone.

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 distribution from your IRA account, and the transferred amount will be excluded from your IRA taxable income and can count toward the minimum required distribution. The Charitable IRA Rollover is now a permanent provision. For your gift to qualify for this calendar year, arrange a direct transfer from your IRA to Northeastern by December 31. For your gift to qualify for benefits:

  • You must be 70 1/2 or older at the time of your gift
  • The transfer must go directly from your IRA to Northeastern
  • Your total IRA gift(s) cannot exceed $100,000
  • Your gift must be outright

For more information, contact Patricia Boutiette, Director of Gift Planning, at 617.373.2231 or giftplanning@neu.edu.

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
118 Cushing Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5005

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 cc254@ntrs.com
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 n.gallagher@neu.edu 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 and Carolyn Sullivan
118 Cushing Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5005

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: Northeastern_Gifts@NTRS.com

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 n.gallagher@northeastern.edu or 617.373.2793.

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts are a corporation’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.