Ways to Give

You can choose to make a gift to the Stanford Graduate School of Business through any of the following vehicles. Annual and reunion gifts of any size are welcome and appreciated, and larger gifts are welcome for targeted purposes.

You may be able to greatly increase the impact of your annual gifts through corporate matching programs. Many employers give generously to nonprofit educational institutions by matching employees' annual charitable contributions. Find out if your company matches gifts to the Stanford GSB by visiting the Stanford University matching gift company directory.

You can make your gift by mail, online, or through securities, charitable gift funds, wire transfers, or special methods for international donors.

The Business School Fund

The tradition of annual giving to the Business School Fund began in 1954. Today, these gifts comprise almost 15 percent of our annual operating budget. By increasing their annual giving, donors provide seed capital for innovation and new programs. Expendable annual gifts from a broad base of alumni provide resources for core areas such as curriculum development, faculty research and support, student financial aid, and student life.

In addition, every five years alumni have the opportunity to celebrate an important milestone and invest in our core academic mission by considering a stretch gift. Reunion giving signifies a strong vote of confidence in the school and has a powerful and immediate impact the school's academic mission.

Endowed Funds

An endowment is a permanent investment in the school, our students, and our faculty. The income from an endowment provides an ongoing source of funding that grows over time; as the invested principal increases, so does the annual payout. An endowed fund — most often for a professorship or fellowship — can recognize the donor or someone the donor wishes to honor in perpetuity.

Expendable Funds

Gifts to expendable funds are spent as they come in and may be made in support of specific programs, research, or people of the donors' choosing.

Capital Gifts

Gifts made for capital projects support construction and renovation costs associated with a particular building.

Planned Giving

Through careful planning, a donor may be able to make a sizable contribution to the school through a bequest or living trust; by designating Stanford as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA, or other retirement plan; or by means of a "life income gift" that can provide a donor with considerable tax savings currently as well as an income for life.

To Learn More

We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about how you can take part in supporting Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Susan Le Corre
Director of Major Gifts
Stanford Graduate School of Business