How to Make a Gift

If you are having problems or have any questions, send an email or call +1 (650) 725-4360.

Donate Online

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

Mail a Check

Send check (payable to Stanford University) to:

Stanford University Gift Processing 
P. O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309

Recurring Credit Card Transaction

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

Electronic Funds Transfer

Send the completed form to Development Services via email, fax, or mail:
Development Services
P.O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466

Secure Fax: +1 (650) 723-0020

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. Follow the steps below to ensure accurate processing.

  • Contact the Office of Development at +1 (866) 543-0243 (toll-free; United States only) or +1 (650) 724-0627 for Stanford’s bank account information.
  • Ask your bank to include your name and to indicate that your allocation is for Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
  • Notify us indicating when we may expect the wire and the dollar amount.


To make a gift of securities, follow these steps:

  • For your securities gift to count for this fiscal 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 23rd to guarantee acknowledgment in the fiscal year honor roll. Anything received after the 23rd will be processed on a best-efforts basis. (We suggest donors initiate their gift transfers no later than August 14th to ensure Stanford receives them by our processing deadline of August 23rd, 2023).
  • For your securities gift to count for this calendar year, check with your broker as early as possible for their deadline to initiate transfers. Stock gifts must be received in Stanford’s brokerage account by close of business (6 p.m. Eastern Time) on December 29th, 2023, in order to qualify as a charitable donation this tax year. During the holidays, brokerage firms do not guarantee transfer in 2023 for requests made after certain dates. Please confirm the 2023 transfer cut-off dates with your broker.
  • Please complete the Securities Transfer Request form (specifying where you want your gift to go in the “Gift Designation” box on the form) and send it to your broker or financial adviser. Call +1 (650) 721-1917 with questions.
  • Initiate the transfer with your broker and send a copy of your completed form to Stanford Gift Securities at, fax to + 1 (650) 721-2417, or mail to this address: Stanford Gift Securities, P.O. Box 50810, Palo Alto, CA 94303.
  • For more information, please see instructions for appreciated securities transfer.

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 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.

Planned Giving

Join hundreds of other alumni who are GSB Legacy Partners and consider a future gift by including the GSB in your estate plan.

Corporate Matching

Many employers give generously to nonprofit educational institutions by matching employees’ annual charitable contributions.

Find out if your company matches gifts to Stanford GSB by visiting the Stanford University matching gift company directory.