Giving Deadlines

Stanford’s fiscal year runs September 1 to August 31, and all gifts must be received during this period to be acknowledged in our year-end donor rolls.
 

Calendar-Year-End Deadlines

For those wishing to make a gift before calendar year-end for tax purposes, see the giving deadlines listed below.

Gift Type Deadline
Online Gifts Must be made online by midnight PST on December 31
Credit Card Gifts (received by mail or phone at (650) 725-4360) Must be received by Gift Processing no later than 12pm PST on December 31, 2019

Gifts by U.S. Mail* (Cash/Check)

*Please note: As long as your gift is postmarked by the USPS with a December date, your gift will count as a calendar year gift for tax purposes. However, for gifts and/or stock certificates sent via courier services other than USPS (including FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.), we must receive and sign for them no later than 1pm PST on December 31, 2019.

Must be postmarked by December 31
Securities Gifts Check with your broker for the deadline to initiate transfers to ensure receipt by Stanford for calendar year end. Contact the Gift Securities team directly at (650) 721-1917. Donors should instruct their brokers to initiate transfers in the first week of December to ensure receipt by 12/31. 
Wire Transfer Gifts Must be received by Stanford by 11:59pm PST on December 31 

 

Fiscal-Year-End Deadlines

For those wishing to make a gift before fiscal year-end for recognition in donor rolls, see the giving deadlines listed below.

GIFT TYPE DEADLINE
Online Gifts Must be made online by 11:59pm PDT on Saturday, August 31.
Credit Card Gifts (received by mail or phone at (650) 725-4360) Must be received by Gift Processing no later than 12pm PDT on Saturday, August 31.

Gifts by U.S. Mail* (Cash/Check)

*A private mail service, such as FedEx or UPS, may be used, but the package containing the gift must be received by August 31.

Must be received by Stanford by 5pm on Friday, August 30.
Securities Gifts Check with your broker for the deadline to initiate transfers to ensure receipt by Stanford by 5pm PDT on Friday, August 30.
Wire Transfer Gifts Must be received by Stanford by 5pm PDT on Friday, August 30.