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Donations by cash or check are the most popular and easiest way to give to Howard University School of Law. Your charitable donation is also tax deductible - a gift by cash or check entitles you to a federal income tax deduction of up to 50 percent of your adjusted gross income and may qualify you for a state income tax deduction as well. If your charitable gift exceeds 50 percent of your adjusted gross income in any one year, you may carry over the excess contribution for as many as five years. Your actual tax savings will depend on the tax rates in effect at the time of your contribution.

The School of Law Office of Development & Alumni Relations gladly accepts cash gifts, but we do not recommend that you mail cash via any postal service or courier. To make a donation using cash, bring it directly to the Office during regular business hours. (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) We are located at 2900 Van Ness Street, NW, Holy Cross Hall Room 207, Washington, DC 20008.

When paying by check, regardless of the designation of your donation, please make your check payable to Howard University School of Law. If you wish to direct your gift for a specific purpose, such as the clinical programs or scholarship programs for Howard law students, simply indicate that in the memo section of your check.

To make a memorial or honorary gift by cash or check, begin by following the instructions above. Then, attach a note that includes the name of the person you are memorializing or honoring and the family contact name and address (for memorials) or the individual’s name and address (for honorary gifts). We notify the family/individual of your contribution.

Sample after-tax savings for your cash or check contribution: If you are in the 28 percent federal state income tax bracket, you will realize an after-tax savings of about $300 for each $1000 gift.

updated: July 12, 2016