Gifts to Stanford GSB take a variety of forms aligned with donor interests in meeting their philanthropic goals.
Gifts to current-use funds are spent as they come in. They may be made in support of programs and faculty research as defined through structured gift opportunities that address the school’s highest priorities.
An endowed fund 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 whom the donor wishes to honor, in perpetuity.
Gifts made for capital projects support construction and operating costs associated with the school’s physical facilities, which contribute to a vibrant living and learning environment. Gift opportunities include naming key indoor and outdoor spaces at the Knight Management Center and the student residence known as Jack McDonald Hall.
Through careful planning, a donor may be able to make a sizable contribution to the school by creating a bequest or living trust; designating Stanford as the beneficiary of a life insurance policy, IRA, or other retirement plan; or making a “life income gift,” which can provide a donor with considerable tax savings currently as well as an income for life.