Planned Giving

A planned gift can be a creative tool to achieve financial and estate planning goals while supporting the GSB in a significant way.

There are a variety of planned giving options, such as 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.

A planned gift can be either unrestricted, allowing the school to seize opportunities or meet unforeseen needs as they arise, or be restricted, offering a way for donors to support an educational program of their choice or an area in which they are particularly interested. In addition, a planned gift can be either expendable, providing immediate resources, or — by meeting a minimum gift level — endowed, and provide permanent support.

If you have included Stanford or the GSB in your estate plans, let us know. We would like to thank you for your generosity, make sure the purpose of your gift is understood by the university, and recognize you as a member of the Founding Grant Society. Founding Grant Society members are invited to periodic special events, including student performances and lectures delivered by the university’s top scholars. To join, contact us at 650.723.3356.