Donate to Osher

Dear Osher at Dartmouth Members and Friends:

Osher at Dartmouth provides a chance to engage yourself both intellectually and socially. Our courses allow you opportunities to explore new topics, or take a deeper look at those with which you may already be familiar.  Osher at Dartmouth is a community that embraces all members, regardless of age or background.

By donating to Osher at Dartmouth, you provide support for everything our program offers. Your gift enables us to develop new, interesting, and innovative courses. Your generosity provides the funds we need to furnish our classrooms with the equipment and furniture necessary to enhance your learning experience.

We ask that you consider making a gift to the Friends of Osher fund. Your donation is tax deductible, and all contributions go directly to Osher at Dartmouth.  Here is a list of the various ways that you can donate to Osher at Dartmouth:

Give by Check
Give via check made payable to Friends of Osher.   Checks should be mailed to:

C/o Friends of Osher at Dartmouth
Gift Recording Office
6066 Development Office
Hanover, NH 03755-4400

IRA Charitable Rollover
Consider utilizing your required minimum distribution (RMD) to support Dartmouth. If you are 70.5 years or older, you can make a tax-free distribution from your IRA to Dartmouth. Any qualified contribution up to $100,000 counts toward your required minimum distribution. Your spouse may also make a qualified charitable distribution up to $100,000. To make a gift from your IRA, contact your IRA custodian (Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, Schwab, Vanguard, etc.) and ask the representative to send a check in the amount you desire (up to $100,000) payable to Trustees of Dartmouth College. 

Checks should be mailed to: 

Gift Recording Office
6066 Development Office
Hanover, NH 03755-4400

Call or email the Gift Recording Office at (603) 646-0098 or and provide the following information:

your name and note that the gift is for Osher at Darmouth
the amount of your check
the name of the IRA custodian (Fidelity, Merrill Lynch, Schwab, Vanguard, etc.)

Credit Card
You may give by credit card by clicking on the link below - Donate to the Friends of Osher.

  By donating to Osher at Dartmouth, you are investing in your organization. We thank you for your generosity.


The Friends of Osher now offers a gift installment option to spread your gift amount over a set number of payments or a sustaining giving plan which has no end date. For sustaining gifts, your credit card will be charged automatically using the amount and frequency you choose. You can change or end your sustaining pledge at any time by calling the Dartmouth College Gift Recording office at 800-228-1769. You can give online and select your preferred giving option, or call the Dartmouth College Gift Recording Office at 603-646-0098.

Donate to the Friends of Osher.

Planned Giving

As a Dartmouth College program, all gifts for the benefit of Osher at Dartmouth are received by the Dartmouth College Advancement office. However, unless you specifiy otherwise, all bequests to Osher at Dartmouth will be managed at the direction of the Leadership Council of Osher at Dartmouth. 

The Gift Planning website is a primary source of information.

Once at the Gift Planning website, select "Find Your Plan" and then select "Bequests."

To make a Bequest to Osher at Dartmouth, it is important to use the language in the sample below:

Bequest Language Sample

A restricted use bequest:
"I hereby give, devise and bequeath to the Trustees of Dartmouth College _____ dollars ($_____), or _____ percent (_____ %) of my (residuary) estate, to be used for the benefit of (The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at Dartmouth College. If at some time in the future this purpose no longer exists, the Trustees may use the funds for any purpose which, in their opinion, most nearly approximates the Donor’s stated purpose."

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