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Ways of Giving

There are numerous ways to give to the Picower Institute. Gifts can take the form of cash, securities, or other assets. Donors may wish to establish bequests, trusts, or annuities.

Cash gifts

Gifts of cash are among the most valuable forms of support for the Picower Institute. They are immediately available and allow us to meet our most pressing needs. Gifts can be made by cash, check, credit card, bank transfer, donor-advised fund, and payroll deductions. Click here to make a cash donation to the Picower Institute.

Gifts of securities and assets

Gifts to the Picower Institute may also be made with securities and mutual funds, stocks, IRA charitable rollovers, and other assets.

Corporate giving

Corporate gifts can be made to support research funds, fellowships and professorships, and seminars. Many companies offer employees a matching gift benefit that doubles the contribution to the Picower Institute.

Bequests and trusts

You can leave a legacy to the Picower Institute by establishing a bequest, trust, or retirement plan through MIT. These gifts help reduce your taxable estate while allowing you to retain full control of your assets during your lifetime.

Gifts in memory or celebration

No matter their size, gifts to commemorate or celebrate a family member, classmate, faculty member, or friend can be designated to the Picower Institute.

Naming opportunities

A named professorship, graduate student fellowship, or community space is a lasting gift that permanently associates the name of the donor – or that of a family member, friend, colleague, or professor – with the Picower Institute.


To Explore the ways of giving, Contact:

Asha Bhakar, PhD
Director of Development
(617) 258-0759