Ways to Give

Ways to Give

Cambridge in America is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization under the Internal Revenue Code allowing for US donors to qualify for an income tax deduction to the limits allowed by law. In compliance with IRS regulations, the Board of Directors of Cambridge in America maintains control and discretion over the allocation of gifts to collegiate Cambridge. Gifts are reviewed and approved by our Board of Directors and funds are the granted to benefit the University of Cambridge and its member Colleges.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss the best way for you to give, please contact our Gifts Department via email at giving@cantab.org or by phone at (212) 984-0960.

Ways to Give

Gifts by credit card

Cambridge in America accepts all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. You can make a donation using your credit card via our online gift form or you can submit the below information to us.

For donations made via credit card, the following information is required:

Credit Card Type (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)
Name as it appears on the Card
Credit Card Number
CVV Code
Expiration Date (MM/YYYY)
Billing Address
Gift Amount

Please note that credit card information should only be relayed by phone, fax, or post and never by email for security purposes.

Gifts by check

Please make your check payable to “Cambridge in America” and send it to the following address:

Cambridge in America
P.O. Box 9123 JAF BLG
New York, NY 10087-9123

Please be sure to indicate the purpose of the gift on the check or in an accompanying letter or donation form.

Gift by wire transfer   

Gifts can be transferred electronically to Cambridge in America’s account to ensure prompt receipt of the funds.

If you would like to make a USD gift via wire transfer, please follow the instructions below: 

Bank Name: JPMorgan Chase 
Name on Account: Cambridge in America 
ABA Routing #: 021000021 
Account Number: 857505932

If you would like to make a GBP gift via wire transfer, please follow the instructions below. For any questions about donations in GBP, please contact Liliya Panko, Chief Financial Officer, via email at liliya@cantab.org or by phone at 212-984-0967

Fidelity Investments
330 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (800) 544-6666 
DTC Number: 0226 
Account Number: X91446500

Please advise your bank to include information in the reference field regarding the purpose of the gift. It is recommended that you email Cambridge in America at giving@cantab.org to advise us of the transfer of the funds. This will help ensure prompt processing and acknowledgment of your gift.

Gifts of publicly traded securities

Gifts of appreciated stocks, bonds, and mutual fund shares owned for more than one year can be transferred to Cambridge in America and may provide significant benefits to you as a donor. It allows for you to claim a charitable income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities as of the date of the gift and eliminate capital gains.

For electronic transfer of publicly traded securities, please contact your broker and ask them to transfer to the below account:

Fidelity Investments
330 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 800.544.6666

DTC Number: 0226
Account Number: X91446500

When you are making a security gift to Cambridge in America, please alert us in advance so that the gift will be properly credited when received. To advise of an anticipated security gift, please send us an email at giving@cantab.org or call 212-984-0960 providing the following information:

Name of Donor
Name and Ticker of Security
Number of Shares
Purpose of Gift
Approximate Date of Expected Transfer

Prior to initiating any transfer please contact a Fidelity representative to ensure that securities being transferred into Fidelity can be serviced on their platform.

For physical delivery of endorsed securities by mail or in person, please contact our Gifts Department at (212) 984-0960.

Donor-Advised Funds

Donor-advised funds (DAFs) allow you to establish a charitable giving account in exchange for an immediate tax deduction. You can then recommend Cambridge in America to receive grants from the fund. We have an exciting new tool that will make the process of giving from your DAF much easier. Please click here to learn more.

Company Matching Gifts

Did you know you can multiply the impact of your donation if your employer has a matching gift program in place? Many companies offer employees, and even retirees and/or spouses, a matching gift benefit that in effect doubles (or in some cases, triples) the individual contribution.

To see if your company offers matched gifts, please click here.

Planned Giving

There are various ways to make a lasting and meaningful contribution to collegiate Cambridge while advancing your financial and philanthropic objectives. A planned gift can offer significant tax benefits by substantially reducing capital gains and estate taxes and/or providing immediate income to you or a beneficiary. U.S. tax payers wishing to support their College and/or the University through an estate plan can find more information about planned giving options on Cambridge in America’s planned giving page or by contacting our Planned Giving department at (212) 984-0962.

Gifts from your IRA

You can make federal tax-free gifts, known as the IRA Charitable Rollover, to qualified charities such as Cambridge in America from your IRAs.

How it works:

  • Donors age 70½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 directly from IRAs to charities.
  • The transfer generates neither taxable income nor a federal tax deduction, so donors who do not itemize their tax deductions can benefit.
  • The IRA charitable rollover gift satisfies all or part of the required minimum distribution (RMD) requirement. [Note: The RMD requirement starts the year you reach 72 (70 ½ if you reach 70 ½ before January 1, 2020), if later, the year you retire.]

If you would like to make a gift, please ask your IRA administrator to forward your gift to:

Cambridge in America
P.O. Box 9123 JAF BLG
New York, NY 10087-9123

To learn more about IRA Charitable Rollovers click here.

Gifts of personal property and real estate 

Cambridge in America accepts donations of personal property, such as artworks, historical objects, rare manuscripts and books, real estate, technology, and other gifts-in-kind that can be used in connection with its stated mission of supporting collegiate Cambridge. If the value of your gift is less than $5,000.00, you may provide a valuation of the property to be donated. However, if the value is greater than $5,000.00, a third party appraisal is required per Internal Revenue Service regulations. Please contact our Planned Giving team at (212) 984-0960 to assist you with the handling of your gift.

Making a pledge to give 

Cambridge in America recognizes that some people may wish to help support collegiate Cambridge in the future or on a continuing basis.

To discuss making a pledge, please contact our Gifts Department via email at giving@cantab.org or by phone at (212) 984-0960.

UK Tax benefits for dual taxpayers 

If you are subject to tax in both the UK and US, you have the opportunity to give to Cambridge in America (UK) Ltd., which is recognized both by the US Internal Revenue Service, by virtue of its relationship with CAm, as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and by the Charity Commission for England and Wales as a registered charity. Gifts of cash and securities made to Cambridge in America (UK) Ltd. are tax-deductible for US taxpayers to the full extent of the US tax code and may also provide tax benefits to UK taxpayers, including participation in the UK Gift Aid Scheme for gifts of cash, and income tax and capital gains tax benefits for gifts of securities.

To make a gift please contact Liliya Panko, Chief Financial Officer, via email at giving@cantab.org or by phone at 212.984.0967.