giving FAQ

How can I give? Whom do I call? Where do I mail my check?
How can I make a gift of securities to Stanford Live?
How can I match my gift?
Can I make recurring credit card gifts?
How can I find out if my company will match my gift to Stanford Live ?
How do I learn more about Planned Giving opportunities?
What is the tax-deductibility of my donation?

How can I give? Whom do I call? Where do I mail my check?

You can make a gift in a variety of ways:

ONLINE

Make a gift online by completing our secure online contribution form or add a tax-deductible contribution to your Internet ticket purchase. You will receive an email confirmation of your donation.

Click through on link below to go to the secure online contribution form

To give to Stanford Live with a tax credit for 2012, please make your credit card gifts by clicking Enter the Stanford University Gifts Site below no later than midnight, December 31, 2012.

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By Phone

Call 650-736-1251 to make a gift over the phone using your Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.

By mail or fax

Print out and complete the donation form (pdf).

Mail To:
Stanford Live
Attn: Development Office
425 Santa Teresa Street, MC 2250
Stanford, CA 94305

Fax To:
Stanford Live
Attn: Development Office
650-723-8231

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How can I make a gift of securities to Stanford Live?

Stanford Live accepts donations of securities, which may, in some cases, offer tax advantages. You can download a copy of our securities transfer form (PDF). Please contact your broker or trade agent to authorize, initiate and complete all special requirements for the transfer of securities.

Please note: If you would like to give a restricted stock, a foreign or private equity, a mutual fund, or a bond, please contact Victoria Von Schell at the Stanford Management Company directly, as they require special handling. Victoria can be reached at 650.926.0244, or e-mail stockgifts@smc.stanford.edu.

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Make it a double! Ask your employer to match your gift

Many companies match employee gifts up to a certain limit per year. To find out if your company is among those participating in a gift-matching program, consult the online database of matching companies (also found within our online donation form.) You can also ask your human resources department for information about your company's gift-matching policy.

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Can I make recurring credit card gifts?

Stanford Live accepts recurring credit card gifts. Recurring credit card gifts can enable you to make a more significant gift than you might otherwise be able to afford at one time. You can set up your recurring gift using the online giving application by selecting ”Recurring Gift“ in the ”Type of Gift“ drop-down menu on the first page of the giving form. Or you can download the donation form, complete and mail to Stanford Live at: 425 Santa Teresa Street, MC 2250, Stanford, CA 94305-2250

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How do I learn more about Planned Giving opportunities?

Leave a performing arts legacy for generations to come. Through planned giving, you can make the most of your estate in ways that will benefit you, your loved ones, and Stanford Live. You can set up an estate gift or a life income gift through Stanford’s Office of Planned Giving. Please contact the Stanford Live Development Office to learn more: 650.736.1251.

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What is the tax-deductibility of my donation?

In keeping with IRS regulations, the fair-market value of certain membership benefits and privileges may reduce the tax-deductibility of your gifts. Annual gifts totaling less than $5,000 are fully tax-deductible. For more information about the tax deductibility of your gift please contact the Stanford Live Development Office at 650.736.1251.

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