Giving FAQs

If you do not see the answer to your question(s) about giving to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, please contact the Cummings Advancement Team.

Why give to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University?

What sets us apart from other animal-focused organizations is our commitment to educating new leaders. We provide outstanding teaching to prepare the next generation of veterinarians. We dedicate ourselves to providing compassionate and sensitive care for companion animals, livestock and wildlife. And, we draw on clinical work, field studies, laboratory science and interdisciplinary perspectives to stay on the cutting edge of research benefiting animal and human public health. Founded in 1978, Cummings School has emerged as a powerful influence on the future of veterinary medicine—locally, across the nation and around the world.

What is the giving year for Tufts University?

For purposes of counting and recognition, the giving year (fiscal year) for Tufts University runs from July 1–June 30.

Where can I find out more information on gift planning?

Visit Cummings School’s gift planning page. There is also a wealth of information on the Tufts gift planning website, including an overview of the Charles Tufts Society a planned giving calculator tool. If you have a question and would like to speak with a staff person, please contact Douglas Nannene, 617-627-3741

What does my unrestricted gift to the Cummings Veterinary Fund support?

The Cummings Veterinary Fund supports all of the above with immediate results. A gift to the Veterinary Fund strengthens the school's daily excellence. Annual unrestricted gifts from alumni, parents and friends enable the school to provide financial aid for worthy students, to purchase new equipment for the veterinary hospitals, to develop new academic programs and clinical services, to expand library and computer resources, and to support studies that promote animal health.

Can my gift be designated to a particular area of interest?

Yes. While unrestricted giving is extremely important, you may designate your gift to the area of greatest importance to you. The Funding Priorities section describes various areas for your gifts.

May I make a donation in memory of a pet?

Yes, our Pet Memorial Program allows for a fitting tribute to beloved animal.

Does Tufts University provide a secure online giving site?

Yes. Tufts has partnered with Neptune Web, an international leader in building online services for educational institutions. Our Online Donation Form provides a secure site for your gift to be processed efficiently and confidentially.

Can my gift be matched by my employer?

Possibly! Please check whether your employer has a matching gift policy by searching our easy-to-use database.

Is my charitable gift tax deductible?

Yes, as allowed by law.

How can I update my contact information?

Please contact the Cummings School Office of Development and Alumni Relations to update your contact information at (508) 839-7905.

Are there non-monetary ways to support Cummings School?

If you are interested in volunteering at the Tufts Wildlife Clinic, please visit our website here.