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Annual Giving

Yearly gifts to the Heller Annual Fund are used exclusively to ease the financial expenses incurred by students in pursuit of a Heller master’s or doctoral degree. 

Your annual gift will help Heller to:

  • Recruit and retain the most qualified students
  • Meet or exceed the financial aid offerings from peer institutions
  • Provide students with funds to attend professional conferences, purchase required course material, and assist with dissertation incurred expenses
  • Provide support for students in emergency situations.

Major Gifts and Fellowships

Major gifts ($25,000+) are vitally important to the future of the Heller School. When you make a significant commitment, you enter into a partnership with Heller that can produce far-reaching benefits. Multi-year pledges may be designated for a specific purpose and are extremely helpful to the school as it projects funds available to incoming students.

By making a gift or a multi-year pledge of $100,000 or greater, donors may endow a named fellowship which will supply funding in perpetuity to support tuition for a Heller student. These named fellowships offer prestige and motivation to each student recipient.

The Heller Office of Development oversees 45 fellowships, scholarships and awards to incoming and current students. These opportunities are made possible by close friends and alumni who have been inspired by their personal or Heller connections to create scholarships, fellowships and awards to provide students the opportunity to make their graduate education a reality.

All funding opportunities are available to all six graduate programs, across all concentrations and a range of future goals and aspirations. In order to comply with donors' intent the funds can be restricted by discipline or student demographic criteria which are designated by such donors who create the fund. Heller Admissions staff and program faculty identify fellowship recipients in early spring based on the guidelines and criteria set forth in gift agreements. Awards are based on a nomination or application period and reviewed by committee.

Planned Gifts

Some of the most popular planned giving vehicles include bequests and charitable gift annuities. These options have several advantages. They provide an opportunity to leave a personal legacy to the school, and to make a more substantial contribution to Heller than annual discretionary funds allow. Planned gifts may result in favorable tax consequences or even a new source of income for you and/or your spouse or partner.

Heller and Brandeis University advisors are available to assist you in achieving your tax, estate planning, and charitable giving objectives. For further information, please call 781-736-3808.

Jarnail Singh

Changing the Future through Fellowships

How critical financial support from Heller alumni and friends helps students—especially international ones—transform their lives and the communities around them