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Stanford, CA 94309
650.725.2504 (front desk)
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Learn how to make your gift a part of your overall estate and financial plans.

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How to Give

Our team stands ready to help you explore your options and achieve the philanthropic impact you seek. Please contact us at medicalgiving@stanford.edu or 650.725.2504 if you would like to speak to a member of our professional staff.


Online Gifts

Stanford's secure website for giving is a convenient way to make a gift. Use the drop down menu on the giving page to select where you would like your gift to go.


By spreading payments over a period of time—typically not more than five years—pledges allow donors to make larger commitments and fulfill them at a comfortable pace.

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Planned Gifts

Stanford's team of gift planning experts can help you select from a wide variety of tax-wise giving strategies. Learn more about the range of planned giving opportunities to fit your exact needs.

Gifts of

Donors who choose to give appreciated securities can receive a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the securities and avoid capital gains tax. Publicly traded securities held in a brokerage account may be transferred electronically to Stanford University.

Tribute Gifts

Gifts made through any of the methods described above can be designated in honor or memory of a loved one or in celebration of a milestone event, such as a birthday or anniversary. If you chose to make a tribute gift on Stanford's secure Giving to Stanford website, please indicate the honoree in the Special Instructions/Other Designation field.

Matching Gifts

Many companies match the charitable gifts of their employees. To find out if your company offers a matching-gift program, please visit our database.