Please consider donating to the Harriet E. Richards Alumnae Association online or learn about other ways to give, such as directly to the HER House.

HERAA has 501(c)(3) non‐profit tax exempt status; our federal tax ID number is 22-3061841.


Become a HERAA Sustainer and make an automatic monthly or annual donation to HERAA! These unrestricted donations would be used to support HERAA’s general fund such as the Alumnae Tea, administrative fees, and support for House infrastructure and supplies. 

The recommended amount for a Monthly Sustainer is $5 per month and for an Annual Sustainer is $191 per year (a nod to the current address of the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House). You are also welcome to make a recurring monthly or annual donation of a custom amount. 

When completing your donation online, please make sure to:

  • Under Amount, Select “Monthly Sustainer” or “Annual Sustainer” amounts (or select Custom Amount to enter the amount of your choice).

  • Under Payment Frequency, Select “Monthly” or “Annual” respectively

Thank you for your consideration in becoming a HERAA Sustainer! We greatly appreciate your continued support.

If you have any questions, experience any technical issues, or need to change the amount, date, or frequency of your donation, please email

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*First name
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Graduation Year
Year of graduation as an undergraduate of Boston University, or year you left the HER House if you did not graduate from Boston University.
*Amount ($USD)
Note: House Contributor donations will go towards directly benefitting current residents in the House.

For monthly and annual donations: Please select "Monthly" or "Annual" respectively for the payment frequency before clicking "Pay".
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Are you donating for a specific purpose (i.e. "for the House/current residents" or "for the Annual Meeting") and/or in honor of someone? Let us know in the comments. Thank you!
*Can we share news about your donation in the newsletter?

Other Ways to Give

Friends and family of residents and alumnae are also welcome to support HERAA and the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House!

Recurring Donations

If you need to adjust your recurring donation amount, date of transaction, or frequency, please email with the changes you would like to make.

Donate via Check

Send a check made payable to HERAA to

HERAA c/o HER House 
191 Bay State Road 
Boston, MA 02215

Donate via Shopping

Looking to keep HERAA in mind during your holiday shopping? Here are some ways to do that:

1) Shop with Amazon Smile: If you must shop through Amazon, search for: Alumnae Association of the Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House before you begin shopping or bookmark this link:

2) iGive is similar to a rebate program where the rebates you acquire from shopping through the site will get donated to HERAA. When you create an account, search for "Alumnae Association of Harriet E. Richards Cooperative House of Boston University" and select it as your cause. iGive includes major online merchants like CVS, Walgreens, Gap, Sephora, hotels & car rental agencies! You can also connect to your Facebook to increase donations to HERAA. 

Purchase a gift from the HER House Wishlist

Make sure you say who your gift is from!


Looking to donate some time and energy to HERAA or the H.E.R. House? Visit our Volunteer page for information on current opportunities 

Donate via Boston University

Direct BU Annual Fund donations to HER House through the solicitations you receive online, by mail, and over the phone from Boston University. To direct your online BU donation to the HER House, follow these three steps:
  • Go to
  • Choose “Other Fund” under the "Choose Your Cause" Funds section
  • Write in "HER House" under "Please enter the fund you'd like to support"

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