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Invest in tomorrow’s leaders: student-athletes

Whether you give to your favorite sport or invest in all 36 varsity sports with a gift to the Buck/Cardinal Club, your generosity helps our student-athletes achieve success in the classroom, in competition, and in the community.

Support the Buck/Cardinal Club

Buck/Cardinal Club support is critical to the success of over 900 student-athletes by providing scholarship aid and programmatic support for all 36 sports.

Give to the sport of your choice

Make a tax-deductible gift to support the programmatic needs of your favorite sport.

Support club sports

Help make club sports more accessible to Stanford students.

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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 Kelly Beals, assistant athletics director, development by phone at (650) 723-7703 or email at

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

Danny Berardini

Assistant Director, Development
(650) 736-6907

Stanford women's gymnastics team meet during competition break

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.

“In a year full of ups and downs, we have been grateful for the continued support of the Buck/Cardinal Club. Stanford truly is a family, and the generosity, love and support of our donors allows us to provide the best scholar-athlete experience for our teams on the Farm.

Tabitha Yim, Head Women’s Gymnastics Coach