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Inspire Champions in Life Today!

Your gift to the Buck/Cardinal Club or sport of your choice provides the necessary resources for nearly 900 student-athletes across 36 varsity sports to achieve success in competition and the classroom.

Support the Buck/Cardinal Club

Buck/Cardinal Club support is critical to the success of Cardinal student-athletes by providing scholarship aid and programmatic support for all 36 sports.

Support the sport of your choice

Choose to give directly to any of the 36 varsity sports by clicking the sport specific pages below.

Support club sports

Help make club sports more accessible to Stanford students.

Stanford rowers out on the water

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes, philanthropic gifts to the Buck/Cardinal Club are 100 percent tax-deductible. Priority seat contributions in conjunction with an athletics ticket purchase are non-deductible due to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

  • Yes, gifts to the Buck/Cardinal Club count toward your undergraduate reunion class giving total. Reunion gifts can be made as either a one-time gift or a five-year pledge.

  • Other giving opportunities to Stanford Athletics include endowments to support scholarships, coachships, programs, and Cardinal Strong (an initiative focused on student-athlete welfare), as well as bequests or other planned gifts.

    To learn more about major gift opportunities, please contact Nikol Frisch, Associate Athletics Director, Development by phone at (530) 902-9176 or email at

  • The Athletics Director’s Circle (ADC) is a new philanthropic annual giving society for leadership level support of Cardinal student-athletes. This group of individuals understands the importance of expendable support in the evolving landscape of collegiate athletics and is committed to seeing Stanford student-athletes succeed at the highest levels in competition, in the classroom, and as leaders in society. This group helps ensure that the Farm remains the Home of Champions now and for decades to come.

    To learn more about the ADC and how to join, please contact Danny Berardini, Assistant Athletics Director, Development by phone at (650) 736-6907 or email at

  • Yes, individuals whose planned gifts are designated for Stanford Athletics have the opportunity to join the Stanford Athletics Legacy Circle (SALC), which recognizes and honors all individuals who provide support for Stanford Athletics in their wills, trusts, life income gifts, retirement plans, life insurance and other planned gifts.

  • If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, complete and sign it, and send it by mail. We'll do the rest. If you have questions, please reach out to our gift matching team at or go to

Get in touch with the team

For general inquiries about the Buck/Cardinal Club, call (650) 721-2410 or send an email to

Buck/Cardinal Club Team

Maggie Oys

Assistant Director, Development
(650) 498-3028

Buck/Cardinal Club Team

Carter Magee

Assistant Director, Development
(650) 725-0480

The Buck/Cardinal Club has had a lasting impact on Stanford student-athletes and I’m extremely grateful for their support. Being a Stanford student-athlete is a special experience because you really get the best of both the academic and athletic worlds. It was my dream to go to Stanford and get a Stanford diploma because I knew it would not only propel me places in tennis, but also in whatever I choose to pursue afterwards.”

Connie Ma, Junior, Women’s Tennis

We believe that today's student-athletes are tomorrow's leaders.

As the annual fund for Stanford Athletics, the Buck/Cardinal Club plays a critical role in providing discretionary support to the athletics department. Gifts to the Buck/Cardinal Club provide 900-plus student-athletes across 36 varsity sports with the resources to achieve success in the classroom, in competition, and in the community.

Together, donors to the Buck/Cardinal Club are instrumental in the future success of Stanford Athletics.