Ways to Give to Stanford Athletics
There are a number of ways you can make your annual gift to Stanford Athletics.
Please make your check payable to Stanford University and note your gift is for the Buck/Cardinal Club. Checks may be mailed or hand-delivered to the athletic department at the following address:
Department of Athletics
641 E. Campus Drive
Stanford, CA 94305-6150
Credit Card [top]
Credit card gifts (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) may be made over the phone by contacting a member of the athletic development staff at (650) 723-1008 or online by clicking here. Please be sure to direct your gift to the Buck/Cardinal Club.
Recurring credit card gifts can be made in any amount and on whatever schedule is convenient for you. More information about recurring credit card gifts can be found here.
Electronic Fund Transfers [top]
Stanford University is able to accept gifts to Stanford Athletics via electronic fund transfer payments. To download an electronic fund transfer form, please visit the Giving to Stanford website.
To make a gift of securities to the athletic department, please contact the Stanford Management Company at (650) 926-0244. You may also initiate your gift by visiting online. Please be sure to direct your gift to the Buck/Cardinal Club
Foundations and Donor Advised Funds [top]
Gifts to Stanford Athletics generally may be made from private foundations and donor advised funds. However, we suggest that you consult with your tax advisor regarding gifts from private foundations and donor advised funds that qualify the donor to purchase priority seating for any Stanford Athletics event. Federal tax rules governing private foundations and donor advised funds may prohibit and/or deny deductions for gifts that actually benefit the donor or certain related parties.
Reunion Giving [top]
Gifts to Stanford Athletics, including Buck/Cardinal Club gifts, count toward undergraduate reunion class giving totals, whether they are one-time gifts or a multi-year pledge. For more information about how to make a reunion gift to benefit Stanford Athletics, please contact a member of the athletic development staff at (650) 723-3075.
Stanford Athletics accepts pledges for both annual (Buck/Cardinal Club) and major gifts. For more information about making a pledge to Stanford Athletics, please contact a member of the athletic development staff by calling (650) 723-1008 (annual gifts) or (650) 724-9642 (major gifts).
Matching Gifts [top]
Many corporations will match the contributions their employees make to charitable organizations. Matching gifts are a great way to increase your support of Stanford Athletics, but do not count toward your Buck/Cardinal Club benefits. Please be sure to let us know if your company has a matching gift program!
The Atwell Match for Recent Graduates and Current Students [top]
Stanford offers matching funds for annual gifts from its recent graduates. If you have graduated within the last ten years from one of Stanford's degree-granting programs-or if you are a current student-your gift to any of Stanford's annual funds (including the Buck/Cardinal Club) will qualify for the Atwell Match. Outright gifts will be matched at a ratio of 1:2, while payments to multi-year pledges will be matched 1:1. (Matching gifts are capped at $1,000 per gift or pledge payment and will not be applied to Buck/Cardinal Club benefits.) Donors may give to more than one annual fund, as each gift or pledge qualifies for the match. For further details, please visit atwellmatch.stanford.edu or contact a member of the athletic development staff at (650) 723-1008.
Planned Giving [top]
If you would like to include Stanford Athletics in your estate plans please contact Steve Player in the Office of Planned Giving at (650) 725-5509 or firstname.lastname@example.org for