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Every gift to the Austen Riggs Center helps empower another person to take charge of their life. Whether your gift is a gesture of kindness, a thank you for help you or someone in your family received here, or an investment in the advancement of psychiatric research, scholarship, education and practice—it is meaningful, gratefully received, and will be well used. We welcome gifts in honor or memory of a friend, family member, or Riggs caregiver. Additionally, we are pleased to acknowledge donors making annual gifts of $1,000 or more with membership in the Austen Riggs Benefactor Circle.

Writing a check to the Austen Riggs Center is a simple, easy and direct way to contribute to the work of the Center. Please mail your check, made out to “Austen Riggs Center,” to:

Development Office
Austen Riggs Center 
PO Pox 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Austen Riggs accepts credit card gifts through Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Credit card gifts must be processed by 12/31 to receive a charitable deduction in the year of the gift. You can make your credit card gift securely online

Making a gift of appreciated stock can be more advantageous to you than giving cash. If you give stock that you have held more than one year, you receive a charitable deduction for its full fair market value, and you realize no capital gains.  If you donate stock held one year or less, your charitable deduction is limited to your cost basis.

The value of your gift for both your charitable deduction and for gift crediting purposes is the average market value of the shares on the date of transfer.

Click here for more information about sending a wire transfer or stock gift.

If you plan to make a gift of securities, please email us at giving@austenriggs.net.

You may be able to double or triple your gift to the Austen Riggs Center if the company you work for has a matching gift program. Check with your employer’s Human Resources office. Send the matching gift form provided by your employer to:

Development Office
Austen Riggs Center 
PO Box 962
Stockbridge, MA 01262

Austen Riggs will give you credit for both your gift and your company’s match. You may only deduct the portion that you contribute on your income tax return.

There are a number of ways you can provide a special gift to the Austen Riggs Center, including planned gifts. You may also wish to support for Riggs through your private foundation or charitable lead trust.


A gift through a donor advised fund is an excellent way to support Riggs and receive favorable tax benefits. Please contact the sponsor of your donor advised fund and recommend a grant to Riggs. For more information on gifts through a donor advised fund, see the DAF Direct website

For more information about giving to Austen Riggs, please visit: http://www.austenriggs.org/donate-riggs or e-mail us at giving@austenriggs.net.

Donate to the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, MA.

As you review and update your financial plans, we hope you will consider providing for the Austen Riggs Center through a bequest, trust, retirement plan, life insurance, or gift of real estate.