Make a Gift

Donate to CYA

By giving to CYA, alumni and friends help secure the present and future of an institution which has been dedicated to the highest quality study abroad education since 1962. Donations make so many things possible from the continuous improvement of our facilities, to the development of new courses, the funding of professor sabbaticals and research, to inviting renowned visiting professors and granting student awards for those less fortunate to name a few. Please give to CYA and together we will make the next 55 years even more special.


Thank you for believing in our mission to provide an affordable, quality study abroad program for all students in the rich environment of Greece. Your generosity in support of CYA helps us continue the tradition of providing students with the opportunity to take the journey of a lifetime and allows us to continue our work on new projects and exciting opportunities for future generations of CYA students.


Make a gift by check

Mail a check or money order to:
College Year in Athens
PO Box 390890,
Cambridge, MA 02139

Make a gift of stock

By transferring appreciated stock to College Year in Athens, you may be eligible for a tax deduction equal to the full fair market value of the stock, avoid the capital gains tax on the stock's increased value. In order for the gift to be acknowledged, it is important to notify CYA of the type and amount of stock you will be giving. You may do this either personally or through your agent or broker.

Please contact our Bursar for details.
Tel: 617.868.8201 or Email:  [email protected]

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.
If you have any issues, questions or comments, please contact CYA at

Giving Levels based on annual contributions










All other gifts

Donors of $100 or more may ask to receive a copy of CYA's commemorative publication,

College Year in Athens: The First 45 Years.
Fair market value: $30.

Amazon’s SMILE Program

If you shop on Amazon, you can support CYA by using Amazon’s SMILE program. Simply choose College Year in Athens as your charity.

How does AmazonSmile work? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible items to the eligible charitable organization of your choice. To learn more go to:

Please note: purchases made using the Amazon Shopping App, or through the Kindle Store are not currently eligible for SMILE donations. Also, these donations, made on behalf of, are not tax deductible.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer participate in the “Matching Gift” model ?

This is a wonderful way for CYA to benefit two fold or even more from your generosity and literally allowing your donation to have a greater overall impact. Kindly check with your human resource department if this is a practice which they follow and CYA will do what is necessary to follow up. If your employer is interested, please request a matching gift form from them and send it completed with your gift.

Class Gifts

It is commonly known that there is strength in numbers and that a group of people has more influence or power than one person. CYA classes can benefit from this and maximize their ability to make an impact by working together as a group and pooling their resources. These generous initiatives are a wonderful way for graduated classes to leave their mark on CYA and be remembered for the years to come. Kindly contact Erica Huffman at [email protected] so that we may discuss together the needs of CYA and how your “Class Gift” may assist our efforts.

Named Scholarships

What better way to support a deserving CYA student than through a named scholarship?

You can honor a special person and give the incredible experience of College Year in Athens to an academically qualified student who would not otherwise be able to attend.

Planned Giving

Planned gifts to CYA are a convenient way for a donation to be committed to in the present as part of a person's estate planning and allocated at a future date. These gifts may include bequests, charitable trusts, gifts of retirement plan assets, gifts of life insurance policies, and gifts of tangible personal property. If this kind of donation is of interest to you, kindly contact [email protected] and we will assist you in reviewing the various options.

For more information see our Planned Giving Brochure

Annual Fund

Each year CYA asks its alumni and friends to support its Annual Fund. This fund is critical to securing the necessary growth so that CYA may remain competitive and to maintain the overall health of the organization. We would like to express our sincere thanks to all for your past, present and future generosity.

Why give to the annual fund?

  • CYA changed the direction of your life and you want many more students to have this opportunity.
  • This is your way of saying “Thank you” to CYA.
  • You understand the critical importance that study abroad has on the development of global citizens that will understand the cultural differences and the intricacies of the world.
  • The Annual Fund offers the opportunity for the highest quality of services to be maintained and allows us to provide additional programs and experiences for students.

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