Calendar Year-End Giving Guidelines

Please keep in mind the following dates to make a gift eligible for a 2012 tax deduction:

Payment Type

Deadline to be eligible for a 2012 tax deduction

Online Credit Cards

Received by midnight on  Monday, December 31, 2012. Click here to make a gift now.

Credit cards by
phone or mail

Received by  Monday, December 31, 2012  at 3:00 p.m. Please call 866-542-4438 to make a gift by phone.  If mailing credit card information, please allow time for the mail to arrive.


Postmarked by December 31, 2012.  


Received in Amherst College account by December 31, 2012.* Click here for detailed instructions.

*Please note that because the stock transfer process can take a few days, please start your transfer well in advance of December 31st  to be eligible for a 2012 tax deduction.   

The College will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25. The College will be open from Wednesday, December 26 - Friday, December 28.  The Development Office will be open from 8:30 a.m.  – 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31.  For further assistance, please call our toll free gift line 866-542-4438.