Use the BITSAA website www.BITSAA.org/bridgestothefuture to make an online contribution (or see at the end of this page) (NOTE: your credit card may reflect some nominal currency conversion charges)
In all cases, please
Write the project ID of the project that you wish to have your contribution apply to, and your batch (year of entry to BITS) in the memo area of the cheque or comments area in the online form. If you are not sure about what project to donate to but still want to make a difference, you can donate directly to the general fund (online). Further, If you don’t specify a project ID, then your contribution will also go into the general fund where it will be used for the project with the most need.
send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of your donation for tracking purposes. (especially if you donated via a cheque etc). Put the subject as "Tracking"
Listed at the end are the Donation Funds available for online contribution (This is the simplest way of contribution - donating Cash (via credit-cards/checks/wire transfer). Please click use the "Donate Online" links to contribute.
Some other ways (like Gift Matching, donating stocks and securities etc ) are listed here Show/Hide
Many employers, acknowledging the importance of higher education, provide for a matching gift when the donor designates a contribution towards BITSAA activities. The amount of the match is dependent on the corporation's guidelines. To determine if your employer provides a company match, please contact your human resources department.
Please contact the BITSAA Finance Team <finance-team[AT]bitsaa[dot]org> or reach out to BITSAA CFO Kaushik Subramanian (kaushik[AT]bitsaa[DOT]org, (408) 368-8528) if you have questions or would like to send in the Employer Matching paperwork.
Donating Stocks and Securities
You can also consider making a gift of appreciated stock (or mutual fund shares) rather than a cash donation. A gift of appreciated property often provides increased tax benefits. A signed instruction letter has to go out from you to your broker/ custodian regarding this.
Click here for more information about the (double) tax benefits and other details
Life insurance policies
If the original need for which a policy was bought no longer exists, a gift of this asset can be rewarding, particularly if the policy is fully paid up.
Gifts by bequest enable a donor to make significant contributions that may not have been possible during life. While determining the final distribution of a donor’s estates, the donor can designate a portion of their assets towards any of giving options on the table via BITSAA or via any other choice that can be created in consultation with BITSAA and BITS.
Depending on a donor’s unique circumstances and financial situation, there are several other avenues that can be availed of to contribute. These include donating tangible personal property, gifts in trust, charitable gift annuities, and so on.
Please contact the BITSAA Investments Team <investment-team[AT]bitsaa[dot]org> or reach out to BITSAA CIO Rajesh Chelapurath (rc[AT]bitsaa[DOT]org) if you have questions or would like to know more about the paperwork
Bridges to the Future Initiative Funds - Online Contributions Only
BITSAA General Fund is a great place to contribute to our organization. If you are not sure about which initiative to contribute to but still want to make a difference, contribute to the General Fund. Contributions to the General Fund will be used for the project with the most need.
The Intelligent Flying Object for Reconnaissance (IFOR: www.teamifor.com) is a project undertaken by eight BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus students who are being mentored by their director, Prof. Dr. R.K. Mittal.