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About Planned Giving

Planned gifts, such as bequests or charitable trusts, can be an advantageous way to provide for a future gift to charity. You can take care of yourself and take care of Stanford.

What is "planned giving?"

Planned giving involves providing for a future gift to charities through your financial and estate plans. The university welcomes gifts made through different planned giving arrangements. These arrangements can:

  • Provide for you or your loved ones
  • Entitle you to charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions
  • Enable you to leave a legacy for Stanford

You can explore different types of planned gifts and different assets to give.

Founding Grant Society

If you have decided to include Stanford in your estate plans, we would like to show you our appreciation by including you as a member of Stanford's honorary society, the Founding Grant Society.

Meet the Staff

The staff in the Office of Planned Giving have many years of experience helping Stanford alumni and friends consider their planned giving options. We would be happy to help you explore how a planned gift might fit in your plans.

For Professional Advisors

For attorneys, financial planners, and other professional advisors, Stanford offers detailed guidance.