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.

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 11:59 pm PDT on Tuesday, August 31.
Credit Card Gifts (received by mail or phone at +1 (650) 725-4360) Must be received by Gift Processing no later than 12:00 pm PDT on Tuesday, 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 12:00 pm on Tuesday, August 31.

Must be received by Stanford by 12:00 pm PDT on Tuesday, August 31.
Securities Gifts

Donors should initiate mutual fund gift transfers with brokers by Monday, August 16.

Donors should initiate securities gift transfers by Friday, August 20.

Donors should also notify the Stanford Gift Securities team at stockgifts@stanford.edu or +1 (650) 721-1917. Gifts must be received in Stanford’s brokerage account by Monday, August 23 at 5:00 pm. Gifts received after August 23 will be processed on a best-effort basis.

Wire Transfer Gifts Donors are strongly encouraged to make wire transfer gifts by Friday, August 27.

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 + 1 (650) 725-4360) Must be received by Gift Processing no later than 12:00 pm PST on December 31

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 1:00 pm PST on Dec. 31, 2020.

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 +1 (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 11:59 pm PST on December 31.

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.