How to Give


Use the secure Tufts online giving site to make your gift by Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or American Express.


Contact our office at P: (617) 636-2940 for assistance with your gift by credit card, check or money order.


Send your check, made payable to “Trustees of Tufts College,” to:

Friedman School and HNRCA Development Office
150 Harrison Avenue, Suite 211
Boston, MA 02111

*Please indicate gift designation on memo line.

Wire transfers

Please call P: (617) 636-2940 for more information regarding this giving option.

Matching Gifts

Double or triple your gift to Tufts. Find out if your or your spouse’s company will match your gift, by visiting our online database or contacting your company’s personnel office.


Gifts of securities that have been held long term can realize two benefits: 1. you receive a charitable tax deduction for the full fair market value of the securities, and 2. you avoid capital gains taxes on the appreciated assets.

Please note: Securities must be given to Tufts University. You would not realize the same tax benefits if you donated proceeds from sold securities.

For instructions to make a gift of securities, please contact or have your broker contact:

Attn: Vicky Wei
Treasury Operations–Trustees of Tufts University
169 Holland Street, 3rd Floor, Somerville, MA 02144

Or, contact Vicky Wei by phone P: (617) 627-3171, fax (617) 627-3943 or email.

Payroll deduction

As a faculty or staff, payroll deduction gifts are an easy way to give to Tufts. To make a contribution through a payroll deduction, please complete the form.

Planned Gifts

Tufts Gift Planning Office offers a confidential analysis of various gift planning opportunities, including bequests, life income gifts, retirement plans, and life insurance. To learn more about these and other gift options, please contact us.


Please contact the Development Office with any questions. 

Recognizing Donors

Leadership Giving: Nutrition Leaders

Donors who give $250 or more to the Friedman School or Jean Mayer Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) Annual Fund during a fiscal year are recognized for their leadership support.

Trustees’ Circle $50,000+
President’s Circle $25,000-$49,999
Society of Tufts Fellows $10,000-$24,999
Jean Mayer Society $5,000-$9,999
Gershoff-Munro Society $2,500-$4,999
Nutrition Associates $1,000-$2,499
Nutrition Friends $250-$999

Consecutive Giving: Tufts Nutrition Loyalty Circle

Donors who give annually to the Friedman School and HNRCA provide a steady stream of resources that the school and center count on to meet the challenges and changes of the ever-changing nutrition field. The Tufts Nutrition Loyalty Circle recognizes these donors who give for two or more consecutive years including the current fiscal year.

Dean’s Inner Circle

The Dean’s Inner Circle recognizes students and alumni who wish to contribute to the Annual Fund in a meaningful way that honors their graduation and dedication to nutrition, sustainability, and health.

For Alumni: Your Dean’s Inner Circle gift will be $50 times the number of years since you graduated.

For example, if the current fiscal year is 2017 (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017), and you graduated anytime in fiscal year 2010 (July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010), you would count 7 years since you graduated. With a gift of $350 (7 * $50) or more, you will be recognized as a member of the Dean’s Inner Circle.

For Students: You will be recognized as Dean's Inner Circle gift with your gift of $25 or more to the Annual Fund.

For more information about giving societies, please contact Sam Bailey, Director of Annual Giving, at or 617-636-6692.

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