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How to Make a Gift

Donate Online

An online gift or pledge is quick, easy, and secure.

Mail a Check

Send check (payable to Stanford University-GSB) to:

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Office of Development
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298

Recurring Credit Card Transaction

Select “Recurring Gift” in the “Type of Gift” drop-down menu on the first page of the giving form. Be sure to select the Graduate School of Business in the first drop-down menu.

Electronic Funds Transfer

Download and return a copy of the form to address above.

Wire Transfers

To transfer funds via wire transfer either domestically or internationally, you will need to provide your bank with Stanford’s bank account information. Please follow the steps below to ensure accurate processing.

  • Contact the Office of Development at +1 (650) 723-3356 for Stanford’s bank account information.
  • Please ask your bank to include your name and to indicate that your allocation is for the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
  • Please notify us indicating when we may expect the wire and the dollar amount.
  • See here for more information on how to make a gift by wire transfer.


To make a gift of securities, simply follow these steps:

  • For your securities gift to count for this calendar year, check with your broker as early as possible for their deadline to initiate transfers. Gifts must be received by Stanford’s broker or bank by August 30 to be acknowledged in the fiscal year honor roll. Gifts must be received by Stanford’s broker or bank by December 31 to count for that tax year.
  • Make a gift online to notify Stanford University of your gift plans. Please call Stanford Management Company at 650.721.1917 with questions.
  • Initiate the transfer with your broker and fax a copy of your letter of instructions to Stanford Management Company at 650.721.2417, email a copy to Our mailing address is SMC - Gift Securities, P.O. Box 50810, Palo Alto, CA 94303.

A gift of appreciated securities can be a highly effective way to support Stanford GSB. Appreciated securities held more than 12 months offer extra tax advantages, such as a charitable income tax deduction (if you itemize your taxes) and avoidance of capital gains tax (since you may claim a tax deduction for the market value rather than the purchase price for long-term stock).

International Donors

As the Stanford GSB’s influence continues to grow around the globe and our alumni increasingly move outside U.S. borders, overseas support is becoming more critical to our success.

Charitable Funds

Many alumni have established charitable gift funds, either personally or through community or professional foundations. Charitable gift funds provide donors a convenient way to participate in annual giving. The federal tax identification number for Stanford University is 94-1156365.