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Frequently Asked Questions: Calendar Year-end Giving

How can I make a calendar year-end gift to Bentley University?

You have the option of making your gift by check (via mail) or by credit card (via mail or our secure online giving form):

  • Gifts by Check : Please make your check payable to “Bentley University” and mail your gift to: Bentley University; Attention: Advancement Office; 175 Forest Street; Waltham, MA 02452. Gifts dated and postmarked December 31, 2013 may count in the 2013 tax year.
     
  • Gifts by Credit Card : Credit card gifts intended for calendar year 2013 must be received, processed and charged to your account by December 31, 2013, to count in the 2013 tax year.

How can I make a calendar year-end gift online?

Please visit our online giving form to make either a one-time gift or set up a recurring gift. Credit card gifts intended for calendar year 2013 must be received, processed and charged to your account by December 31, 2013, to count in the 2013 tax year.

How do I make a gift of stock?

Detailed instructions on how to make gifts of stock can be found at www.bentley.edu/giftofstocks.  You will receive credit for the gift on the date the securities are recorded in Bentley's account. 

How do I make a cash gift through a wire transfer?

A wire transfer must be initiated at your bank. To be sure that your transfer is successful you need the following information:

Bank of America
ABA # 0260-0959-3

Credit to Bentley University #9429172754
Swift Code - BOFA US3N (for international transfers)

What are your office hours during the holidays? How do I reach you?

On December 27, 30 and 31, Bentley staff will be available to support calendar year-end giving from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To speak with a staff member during those times, please call 781.891.2891, or toll free at 800.523.6853. Please Note: the office will be closed on December 24, 25, 26 and January 1, 2014.

On behalf of Bentley University, we thank you for your support and wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season