Are gifts to Boston College Athletics tax deductible?
What is the difference between unrestricted giving to the Flynn Fund and giving to a specific varsity sport?
How do I make a gift to Boston College Athletics?
Can I make a gift of appreciated securities to Boston College?
What is Boston College's fiscal year and do I have to pay my pledge off all at once?
Can I utilize my employer's matching gift program?
A: Yes, gifts are tax deductible to the extent of the law. For more information please contact your tax advisor.
A: Unrestricted gifts to the Flynn Fund give the Director of Athletics flexibility to use the funds where they are needed the most, whereas a gift to a specific varsity sport directly benefits that particular program. Either way, you are greatly assisting our student-athletes.
A: You can make a check payable to the William J. Flynn Fund and mail it to:
Boston College Athletic Development Office Conte Forum Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
You may also make a gift over the phone using Visa or MasterCard by calling us at (617) 552-0772, or you may download a pledge form at www.bc.edu/athleticsgiving and either mail it in or fax it to us at (617) 552-8039.
A: Yes, gifts of highly appreciated securities (i.e., a stock transfer) are very often the most tax efficient way to make a donation to Boston College Athletics. To initiate a securities gift, please download a gift of securities form and contact the Office of Gift and Estate Planning at (617) 552-1085 if you have any further questions.
A: Boston College's fiscal year runs from June 1 to May 31. Gifts can be paid over a period of time throughout the fiscal year. Your donation level for each fiscal year is determined by the amount that is paid by May 31.
A: It is the donor's responsibility to contact their employer's matching gift office and do the following: find out if the company matches to athletics, notify your employer of your personal gift to Boston College, and fill out all proper forms and mail the original copy to us. If your company has an automated or online service, please be sure to notify us and we will provide you with additional instructions.
A: Yes. Including BC in your estate plan is a powerful way to create a lasting legacy that will help the next generation of student-athletes excel at sports and in the classroom. You can name BC as the beneficiary of a will, trust, retirement account or life insurance policy or create a charitable gift annuity and designate your gift to the Flynn Fund.
To learn more on how to make a legacy gift, contact the Office of Gift Planning at (877) 304-SHAW.