Planned Giving

Remembering Stanford GSB in your estate plans helps sustain and strengthen the school well beyond your lifetime. Planned giving can be a tax-efficient way to achieve financial and estate planning goals while leaving a lasting legacy at the GSB.

Options for an Enduring GSB Legacy

There are many ways to include charitable giving in your estate plans.

Bequest A flexible and popular way to leave a legacy.
IRA An easy, tax-efficient way to support the GSB.
Life Income Gift A great way to leave a legacy at the school while taking care of yourself or loved ones.
More Options For information on other gift arrangements, including charitable lead trusts, real estate gifts, and life insurance policies, please contact the GSB Development Office.

GSB Legacy Partners

The GSB thanks and recognizes those who make planned gifts to the school as GSB Legacy Partners. GSB Legacy Partners is affiliated with the university’s Founding Grant Society, which recognizes planned gifts to any part of the university. Those honored as GSB Legacy Partners will also be recognized as members of the Founding Grant Society. For more information, contact Susan Le Corre, Senior Director of Development, or at +1 (650) 862-5210.

CARES Tax Act Extended Benefit

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act of 2020 increased the limit of itemized deduction a taxpayer may take for cash contributions made to public charities in 2020, from 60% of the taxpayer’s AGI (adjusted gross income) to 100%. This increased limit has been extended through 2021. We highlighted this update in the most recent issue of Stanford Business: see also our one-pager featuring Susan Harman. Please consult your tax advisor for more specific information about how this temporary change to the tax provision may benefit you.

Giving Spotlight
MBA 1982

“Stanford GSB plays a significant role in my career and life. To show my appreciation and to pay it forward, I make annual gifts, and I have also included the GSB in my estate plan.” — Tom Shannon, MBA ’82, has included a bequest provision in his estate plan