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.
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 Securities
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.
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.
Many companies match the charitable gifts of their employees. To find out if your company offers a matching-gift program, please visit our database. Online Database of Matching Gift Companies.
If you would like to speak with a development professional regarding any of the above, please contact: