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Giving Deadlines for 2016

Checks by mail (U.S. Postal Service) must be postmarked by December 31, 2016.

Checks by private carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) must be received by December 31, 2016.

Credit card gifts online must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on December 31, 2016.

Credit card gifts by phone or mail must be received by noon Pacific Time on December 31, 2016.

Securities must be received in Stanford Management Company's brokerage account from your brokerage firm with correct documentation by 5 p.m. Pacific Time on December 30, 2015. We highly recommend that all donors desiring 2016 gift dates make their transfer requests by no later than December 9 for mutual fund transfers and no later than December 16 for stock gift transfers. Please consult your brokerage to confirm the cutoff date by which they will guarantee transfers in 2016. If Vanguard is your brokerage firm, please contact the Gift Securities team directly at 650.721.1917 for special instructions.

Wire transfers must be received by Stanford and deposited in Stanford’s wire account by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on December 31, 2016. We recommend wire transfer requests be made before the holidays, or at the latest by Thursday, December 29, 2016.