Ways to Give

Giving to Friends of Bocconi University
They say it takes a village.  At Friends of Bocconi, that means a worldwide community of alumni, supporters and friends investing in the next generation.  Your support helps prepare thousands of Bocconi students to serve and lead around the globe.
How do I make a gift?
The fastest way to give to Friends of Bocconi University is to make a gift online.  This allows you to make a gift or pledge payment in a variety of ways.  You can also call us with your credit card information at 917-251-3256, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.  If you would like to mail a check, please make it out to Friends of Bocconi University.  Please tell us where to designate your gift and send it to:
Friends of Bocconi University
230 Park Avenue, Suite 2401
Attn: John Firestone
New York, NY 10169
Where should I direct my gift?
Donors looking to help our greatest needs can make an annual fund gift to the Friends of Bocconi Fund.  Annual giving allows us to use our resources and direct them to Bocconi’s most vital areas; however, you can also direct your giving to various Scholarships including the Friends of Bocconi University Scholarship, the Emergency Fund for Tuition, as well as Academic and Research Programs and Building Projects. For specific requests please contact the Executive Director at leila.horn@friendsofbocconi.org.  To find a list of designations, go to our Giving section and click on Giving Opportunities.
Will my gift make a difference?
Yes!  All gifts, regardless of size, will help us fund priority scholarships and programs.  Your contribution is a significant, and vital, source of support that impacts students today, as well as shows a vote of confidence in Bocconi.
Where can I learn if my company has a matching gift policy?
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees.  If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest.  The impact of your gift to Friends of Bocconi and the University may be doubled or even tripled.  Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.  To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name here.

What are the tax benefits of making a gift to Friends of Bocconi University?
Friends of Bocconi University is a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit organization.  Your gift to Friends of Bocconi is tax deductible as allowed by the law.  A receipt will be issued for your gift. 
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How can I update my contact information?
To update your contact information, go to our Alumni section and click on Update information. You may also send an email to leila.horn@friendsofbocconi.org with “Update Contact Information” in the subject line.
I still have questions. Where can I get more information?
You can receive additional information from the Executive Director…
Phone: 1 917-257-3256
Email: leila.horn@friendsofbocconi.org
ONLINE  The fastest way to make a donation is to give online via your credit card or bank account.
CHECKS OR CREDIT CARD  Mail a check or share your credit card number over the telephone.
SECURITIES AND WIRE TRANSFERS  Friends of Bocconi University accepts appreciated securities, which can offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift, as well as wire transfers.
The fastest way to make a gift and help a student or program at Bocconi is to give online; however, you can also mail a check to us at:
Friends of Bocconi University
230 Park Avenue, Suite 2401
c/o Pavia & Harcourt
New York, NY 10169
Checks should be made payable to ‘Friends of Bocconi University’, with a gift designation indicated on the memo line or an accompanying note.
If you would like to speak to someone directly and make your gift over the telephone using your credit card, please call us at 917-257-3256.
Donating appreciated stock is a great way to help Bocconi’s mission, while also giving you, the donor, added tax benefits. You will receive an immediate income tax deduction based upon the current market value of the gifted stock or mutual fund, along with avoiding taxes on the unrealized capital gain.
If you would like to donate stock to Friends of Bocconi University, it is important that we are notified prior to the transfer so that we can accurately identify, allocate, and acknowledge your gift. Please contact James Messina or Eva Kolber at Citi Personal Wealth Management, +1 (646) 682-3211.
Brokerage account details: Clearing broker number # 0443: instruct federal entry securities to The Bank of New York/Pershing LLC, ABA number 021000018.
Wire transfers should originate from the donor’s financial institution and include the transfer amount, date, and gift designation. Please click on the link below to fill out our Wire Transfer Form. Once completed, you will be emailed our Delivery Instructions.  Wire Transfer Form
Beneficiary: Friends of Bocconi University, Inc.
Bank and Address: Citibank, N.A. 153 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10043
Account #: 6797913057; ABA/ Routing number: 021000089
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What is a Donor-Advised Fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving vehicle sponsored by a public charity. Giving through a DAF is one of the most popular ways to support your favorite charities. As a giving vehicle, it combines optimum flexibility with favorable tax benefits to simplify your charitable giving.
How does a DAF work?  When you make a contribution to the DAF you will be eligible for an immediate tax deduction from the organization sponsoring the fund. Over time you can advise the organization on how to grant money to your favorite charities and nonprofits, such as Friends of Bocconi University.
What are the benefits of a DAF?  There are many benefits to giving through a DAF:
  • Contributions are tax deductible. You will be eligible for an immediate tax deduction from the sponsoring organization.
  • While you are deciding which charities to support your donation will grow tax-free, incresing the amount of money you can give to charities.
  • The DAF sponsor handles all record-keeping, simplifying paperwork for you.
  • You will eliminate capital gains taxes when you donate long-term appreciated securities to the DAF sponsor.
  • A DAF is an excellent way to create a family legacy of philanthropy.
  • If you so choose, you may remain anonymous to the grant recipient.
How to make a gift to Friends of Bocconi University through your DAF
If you already have a DAF, please use the DAF Direct widget below, or make checks payable to Friends of Bocconi University and mail to the following address:
Friends of Bocconi University
230 Park Avenue, Suite 2401
New York, NY 10169
Friends of Bocconi University’s tax identification number is 36-4769050.
For more information on using DAF Direct click here.