Ways to Give

There are a variety of ways to make a gift to NEC depending on what works best for you.

New England Conservatory is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Our non-profit tax ID is 23-7225104.

Checks

Please make your check payable to "New England Conservatory" and mail your contribution to:

Office of Institutional Advancement
New England Conservatory
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Whether you direct your gift to NEC's Annual Fund or to another designation, be sure to indicate in writing how you'd like your gift to be allocated, either in the memo field on your check or in an accompanying letter.

Credit Card

NEC accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. Credit card gifts can be made here or by mailing to the address listed above. 

Stock

A charitable gift of appreciated stocks or bonds is an easy way to support New England Conservatory while enjoying beneficial tax treatment.

By electronically transferring appreciated stocks or bonds directly to NEC's account, you avoid capital-gains tax. NEC can then sell the security without delay and put your donation to work immediately. Everyone benefits!

The process is simple and quick:

1. Contact Geri Colangelo, NEC Data Manager, at 617-585-1166 to receive NEC's UBS Financial Services account number.

2. Call your broker with instructions to transfer your security to NEC's account at UBS Financial Services on [name a specific date]. Your broker will need the following information about NEC's account to make the transfer:

Account #: [see #1 above]
DTC #: 221
Contact person: William Hamilton
Branch Administrator: UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Address: 8 Essex Center Drive, 2nd Floor, Peabody, MA 01960
Telephone: 978-538-1435
Fax: 978-538-1490
Email: wf.hamilton@ubs.com

3. Contact Geri Colangelo, NEC Data Manager, at 617-585-1166 to alert NEC of the transfer, including the name of security, number of shares, and date of transfer. NEC will confirm the transaction with our broker and then send you a letter documenting the transfer and mean value of the security on the day it is received in our account. Your broker should send you a confirmation as well, but the letter from NEC will suffice for your tax records.

Please note: NEC cannot accept stock certificates or bonds directly. For those whose securities are not held in street name, please deliver the securities to your broker and then proceed as above.

Wire Transfer

Wire your gift from anywhere in the world and in any currency—subject to limits imposed by US laws and regulations—directly to NEC. Your bank of choice should be able to complete this process for you, using the information below.

Before you send your gift, please email Geri Colangelo or call 617-585-1166 to ensure your gift is properly credited.

Bank Address: Century Bank and Trust Company
                            400 Mystic Avenue
                            Medford, MA  02155

ABA Routing Number: 0113-0139-0
BNF Account Number: 57701970
SWIFT Code: CERYUS33 (for international wire transfers only)

BND Address:   New England Conservatory of Music
290 Huntington Avenue
                             Boston, MA  02115

Donor Advised Funds

Donor advised funds are an increasingly popular charitable vehicle as they are one of the easiest and most tax-advantageous ways to make a gift. To assist you in making a grant from your Donor Advised Fund:

Legal name: New England Conservatory of Music
Address: 290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
Federal Tax ID Number: 23-725104
Please contact Geri Colangelo, NEC Data Manager at 617-585-1166 or email her at geri.colangelo@necmusic.edu with any questions.

Other Ways to Give

Planned Gifts

By making a planned gift, you can strengthen New England Conservatory and gain financial and tax benefits for you and your family. For more information, please contact Allison Boehret, Director of Individual Giving at 617-585-1724 or email her at allison.boehret@necmusic.edu.

Real Estate

Real estate can be contributed as an outright gift or to finance a planned gift.  Available options include a retained life estate, which allows the donor to continue to use the property for a certain number of years or for the donor’s lifetime. Other arrangements offer special tax advantages and lifetime income.

Gifts of real estate include undeveloped land, a residence, a vacation home, a farm, or commercial property. NEC requires the donor to bear certain costs when making a real estate gift, such as an appraisal to determine the fair market value. Also, NEC deducts transaction costs from the proceeds of the sale of the property, including the closing costs, title insurance, a survey (if needed), and any taxes due before the gift is completed.

For more information, please contact Allison Boehret, Director of Individual Giving at 617-585-1724 or email her at allison.boehret@necmusic.edu

Matching Gifts

Many companies support the philanthropic interests of their employees by matching employee contributions to nonprofit organizations like NEC. If your employer offers a matching gift program, you may be able to double or even triple your gift!

To find out if your employer has a matching gift policy, enter your company's name below. For more information on matching gift contributions, please email the Office of Institutional Advancement or call 617-585-1157.

Recurring Gifts

Recurring giving is an easy, automatic way to support the Institute that works for your budget and schedule. It is convenient, customizable, and environmentally friendly, and helps ensure a steady source of funding for NEC.

You can set up your recurring gift by credit card now, or the next time you make an online donation, by choosing “recurring gift” from the “2. Select Gift Type” section of our gift form.

Gift In Kind

Gifts of personal property, such as musical instruments, recordings, and scores may be given to the Conservatory. Through the support of in-kind gifts, you can help NEC meet the College's ongoing need to add to its inventory—and you qualify for a tax deduction at the same time. Instrument donations provide valuable support for our music education programs. NEC accepts instrument donations on a case-by-case basis.

For more information, please contact Michael Antonitis, Advancement Officer at 617-585-1164 or email him at michael.antonitis@necmusic.edu.

Memorial & Honorarium Gifts

Many friends of New England Conservatory elect to make gifts to NEC that commemorate a loved one's life, birthday, anniversary, or other special occasion. We will gladly notify those you wish to know of any gifts made in their honor. Contributions in any amount may be directed to The NEC Fund, or to the area of your choice. Please note the name of the person you wish to commemorate when you make your gift.