Ways to Give

All gifts to Sarah Lawrence College are significant—to the students, faculty, staff, and to the future of the Sarah Lawrence experience.

Gifts have even more impact when donors are associated with a company that offers a matching gift benefit, which can double or triple your gift to the College.

Make a One-Time Donation

Give Online

Make a gift using a credit card via the College’s secure donation form.

Give by Phone

Give by calling 914.813.9200.

Give by Mail

Send a check payable to Sarah Lawrence College to:

The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

Gifts of Securities

Sarah Lawrence will benefit from the full value of your gift and you will not be liable for any capital gains or investment income tax on the investment’s gain. Please review the securities transfer instructions and gifts of stock authorization form, or contact Rosemarie Gherardi at 914.813.9293 or via e-mail.

Gifts from your IRA

Assets in a traditional individual retirement account (IRA) can make a wonderful gift to Sarah Lawrence College.

The Charitable IRA Rollover is now permanent. If you or your spouse are age 70½ or older and must take distributions from your IRA, you are permitted to distribute up to $100,000 annually directly from your IRA to charity, without incurring income tax liability on the distribution. This distribution will count toward your required minimum.

Please note that not every financial institution identifies the donor on the IRA Rollover check. E-mail us at giftplanning@sarahlawrence.edu to let us know to expect your gift, so we can thank you promptly.

Donors between ages 59 ½ and 70 ½ are permitted to take distributions from their traditional retirement plans with no early-withdrawal penalty. These funds can be used as a gift to Sarah Lawrence either outright or as a life income gift. The income tax liability you incur on this IRA withdrawal is partially offset by the charitable income tax deduction you will earn by making your gift. Please consult your tax advisor to make sure this type of gift works with your financial situation.

Sustaining Gifts

Set Up a Monthly Gift

Recurring gifts ensure steady support for the student experience of small classes, involved and engaged faculty, and academic freedom.

Set up your gift once on our online donation form, and it will automatically deduct from your credit card on the 15th day each month.

Gift Matching

Request a Matching Gift

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs that will double or triple charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and/or family members.

Companies have various methods by which you can request a matching gift; contact your company's human resources officer to learn if the company participates and what donation options are available.

To learn if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your company name in this box:

If you cannot find your company listed here, contact your company's human resources officer to learn if your company participates and what donation options are available.

If you are using a paper matching gift form, please enclose it with your check or credit card information and mail to:

The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708

E-mail The Fund for Sarah Lawrence with questions, comments, or requests.

Reunion Giving

Join Your Class in Reunion Giving

Reunion is a time to reflect on the Sarah Lawrence experience, celebrate with classmates, and reconnect with the College. It’s also an opportunity to begin, renew, or increase your giving to Sarah Lawrence.

Learn more about Reunion Giving

The Senior Gift Committee

Support or Join the Senior Gift Committee

The Senior Gift Committee works with fellow members of the senior class, their families, and the entire Sarah Lawrence community on efforts that financially support the College. They raise funds through events, letter-writing campaigns, and peer-to-peer solicitations.

How Parents & Families Can Provide Support

All members of the community are invited to participate; seniors and their families are especially asked to support the Senior Gift efforts. Parents and families can honor the accomplishments of a graduating senior and show gratitude for the graduate’s faculty and dons through a donation to the Senior Gift.

Parents seeking more information may contact Dylan Pyne, Associate Director of Annual Leadership Giving, at 914.813.9223.

How Students Can Provide Support

  • Make a gift online.
  • Give your donation to one of the Senior Gift Committee members.
  • Send your donation through campus mail to The Fund for Sarah Lawrence
  • Give with your 1Card.
  • Join the Senior Gift Committee. To get involved, contact the committee via e-mail, call us at 914.813.9229, or join the Facebook group.
  • Join the PHIL Project.