Partner With Us
We invite you to partner with Baylor College of Medicine as our extraordinary team of doctors, researchers and educators work together to achieve extraordinary improvements in human health. There are several ways to make a gift that qualifies for a 2017 tax deduction. If you require assistance, contact the Office of Philanthropy at (713) 798-4715.
To make a gift by check, make the check payable to Baylor College of Medicine, print and complete our gift form and mail both items to:
Baylor College of Medicine
Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations
P.O. Box 4976
Houston, TX 77210
If you are sending your check using FedEx, UPS, DHL or another delivery service that requires a street address, use this address for our bank's lockbox instead:
ATTN: Lockbox – MSC #800, P.O. Box 4976
10900 Corporate Centre Drive, ste. 150
Houston, Texas 77041
You also can deliver your check in person or by courier service. Please contact the Office of Philanthropy at (713) 798-4715 for directions.
Gifts of Securities: Stocks, Bonds and Mutual Funds
When making a gift of stock, bonds or mutual funds to Baylor College of Medicine, please contact Rachel Kronenberger in the Office of Gift Planning at (713) 798-6980 beforehand to obtain the appropriate instructions.
Note: Gifts of securities typically take several days to complete. Please consult your CPA or tax preparer to determine the tax implications of your gift.
Gifts via Wire Transfer
To make a gift via an electronic transfer, please contact Rachel Kronenberger in the Office of Gift Planning at (713) 798-6980 for more information and bank instructions.
More Ways to Give
In addition to outright gifts of cash and securities, there are other ways to give that greatly benefit the College and may offer tax advantages for you and your family. Such giving options include a gift to Baylor in your will or revocable trust; retirement plan or life insurance policy beneficiary designations; charitable gift annuities; charitable trusts; and gifts of real estate.
IRA Charitable Rollover
Legislation signed in 2015 permanently extended the popular gift option known as the IRA Charitable Rollover—a qualified charitable distribution from an IRA. Individuals age 70 ½ and older can make tax-free gifts totaling up to $100,000 from a traditional IRA account directly to Baylor College of Medicine.
Please contact Lydia Luz, J.D. in the Office of Gift Planning at (713) 798-5462 to learn more about planning and completing an IRA Rollover gift.
Honor / Memorial Gifts
There is no finer way to honor the memory of a loved one, celebrate a special event in the life of someone close to you, or show your appreciation for a person who has touched your life than to provide for the needs of others. Each gift received by Baylor College of Medicine is acknowledged to the person, or to the family of the person, in whose honor or memory the gift was made. The gift amount remains confidential. A separate receipt is sent to the donor. All gifts are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
Below is suggested wording for memorial donations:
(In lieu of flowers), memorial donations can be made payable to Baylor College of Medicine and mailed to (insert department or research program), c/o Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Relations, MSC #800, P.O. Box 4976, Houston, TX 77210. Secure online gifts may be made by credit card at www.bcm.edu/giving.
Many companies have programs that match all or part of their employees' philanthropic donations. Some employers extend this benefit to retired employees. Before making your next gift to Baylor, check with your employer to determine its policy on matching gifts. To initiate the process, obtain a matching gift form from your employer and send it to Baylor with your gift or pledge. The College will complete the matching gift process and send both the donor and the company receipts for tax purposes.