Ways to Give

We thank you for your interest in supporting the Department of Chemistry at MIT

Contributions to the Department of Chemistry provide critical support by way of graduate fellowships, supplies, and important seeding for new programs. Naming opportunities exist for the Instrumentation Fund, undergraduate laboratories renovation, graduate fellowships, endowed professorships, and research funds.  All gifts are greatly appreciated!  For further information, please contact:  

Liz McGrath, Senior Individual Giving Officer (emg@mit.edu)

Giving online

To make a gift online, choose from one of the following designations:



Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Fund (2612049) -- Gifts for replacement and renewal of equipment in the Department of Chemistry Instrumentation Facility

*****This is Department Head Professor Timothy Jamison's top fundraising priority.   The Department is charged with raising $1M.  All gifts to the Instrumentation Fund will be matched 2:1 until December 31, 2017.***** Amount raised thus far - $512,288


Department of Chemistry's Discretionary Fund (3912200) -- Allows the department to rapidly target funds to new opportunities as they arise.


Graduate Fellowships in Chemistry (2735295) -- Provides essential fellowship support to graduate students


Gifts to endow funds for Women in Chemistry (2733026)-- WIC fosters equality and emboldens women in the Department of Chemistry, at the Institute, and in the community. 

***Matching 2:1 in place for all gifts to WIC endowment***


Chemistry Undergraduate Laboratories Renovation Fund (3704250) -- Gifts towards a comprehensive renovation of the Chemistry Department Undergraduate Labs

Chemistry Renovations (2735912) -- Gifts to renovate research space


John S. Waugh Lectureship in Physical Chemistry (3258950)

Gifts in memory of Institute Professor and Professor of Chemistry John S. Waugh. 

Buchwald-Haber Family Fund (3292310)
Gifts in honor of Stephen L. Buchwald to provide financial support to graduate students in the Department of Chemistry, with preference for students studying organic chemistry.

Robert J. Silbey Memorial Fund (3246750) -- Named for the late Professor Robert J. Silbey.  Graduate Student support.

The Silbey family are matching all gifts $-$ until December 31, 2017.

Richard R. Schrock Fellowship Fund (3312001) -- Gifts to establish a graduate fellowship named for Professor Richard R. Schrock, 2005 Nobel Prize Winner and Frederick G. Keyes Professor of Chemistry

Stephen J. Lippard Fellowship Fund (3304020) -- Gifts to establish a graduate fellowship named for Professor Stephen J. Lippard, National Science Medal recipient and Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry

***Matching 2:1 in place until December 2018***

Satoru Masamune Memorial Fellowship Fund (3305900) -- Graduate fellowship named in memory of the late Professor Satoru Masamune
Michael S. Feld Memorial Fellowship Fund (3298340) -- Gifts to establish a graduate fellowship named for the late Professor Michael S. Feld































To make a gift though the mail

To make a gift through the mail using a check or credit card, use this form donor_form.pdf and send it to:

MIT Department of Chemistry
Attn: Liz McGrath
Room 18-388
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Deferred gifts and other tax planning approaches

Deferred gifts and other tax planning approaches can often make more substantial gifts possible. Through a planned gift, alumni/ae can give assets to MIT while retaining the income. Bequests can be made in the form of a specific gift of cash or property, or a percentage of an estate.

Give securities or non-cash gifts

Make a gift of securities, mutual funds, closely held stock, an IRA charitable rollover, retirement assets, real estate, or personal property. more >>

Matching gifts

Expand the impact of your support through your company's matching gift program. more >>

Gifts in memory or celebration

Honor or commemorate a loved one, or celebrate a personal milestone with a gift to the Department of Chemistry. more >>

Planned gifts & bequests

Make a gift to the Department of Chemistry that provides an income for life to you and/or your chosen beneficiary. To learn more please contact:

MIT Office of Gift Planning

MIT Room W98-553


Further information is available on the Giving to MIT web pages.


Liz McGrath
Senior Individual Giving Officer

Department of Chemistry
Room 18-388
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Email: emg@mit.edu
Phone: 617-253-4080




Current Issue: October 2017