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FAQ

Below you’ll find our most frequently asked questions, organized by topic. If you don’t find your answer below, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Contact Us

About Us

What is the mission of Baylor College of Medicine?
Why should I give to Baylor College of Medicine?
Is Baylor College of Medicine a non-profit institution? What is your tax ID number?
How can I obtain the Baylor College of Medicine’s W-9 form?
Where can I find Baylor College of Medicine’s financial information?
How do I contact the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs?
How do I contact Dr. Paul Klotman?

Communication Preferences

Can I opt-out of communications from Advancement and Alumni Affairs?
Can I update my contact information?

My Gift

Who can I contact with questions about my recent gift?
I have sent a donation by check, but it has not been processed yet. When will it be processed?
Can I get a receipt for my recent donation?
How do I change or manage details about my recurring gift?
I forgot I was giving monthly. Can I get my past donations refunded?

Ways to Give

Can I donate to a specific area, program or professor?
What payment methods does Baylor College of Medicine accept?
How can I donate using my credit card?
How can I donate with a check or cash?
How do I give monthly?
How do I give via wire transfer?
How do I make a gift of securities (stocks, bonds or mutual funds)?
How do I set up a planned gift?
How do I complete an IRA Charitable Rollover?
How do I initiate a matching gift from my employer?
I recently received a letter about a matching gift happening for a set amount of time. Is this match still happening?
How do I donate cryptocurrencies?
How do I make a non-monetary donation?
How do I make a donation in honor or in memory of someone?

Donor-Advised Funds

Do you accept gifts through Donor-Advised Funds?
How does a Donor-Advised Fund work?
How do I set up a Donor-Advised Fund?
Is there a tax deduction for funds donated from my Donor-Advised Fund?

Endowments

How do I establish an endowment?
How do I find out more about endowment funds and how they provide support?
What is the difference between an endowment’s corpus and market values?
Can I fund an endowment over time?
Can I create an endowment fund with a gift through my estate plan?
Will I need to work with an attorney to create an endowment agreement?
How can I find out about my endowment after I have made my gift?
Will I be able to contact my student scholarship recipient?

The Partnership

What makes someone part of The Partnership?
What gifts count toward being part of The Partnership?
Do I have to track my gifts?
Am I in The Partnership now?
What if I miss a year?
Who can I contact with questions?

Fundraising Pages and Events

How do I hold a special event to benefit Baylor College of Medicine? 
How can I create my own fundraising page for Baylor College of Medicine?