Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Ways of Giving

Make a GiftBy Credit Card
Donating to the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science is as simple as clicking on the ”Make a Gift Now” button and entering your credit card information. Please make sure to indicate any special instructions in the box on the second screen.

By Personal Check
If you prefer to give via personal check, please make your check payable to Stanford University and include a brief note stating that the donation is “intended to support Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine.“

Mail your check to:

Stanford University Development Services
P. O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA  94309

Multi-year Commitments (Pledges)
By spreading your gift payments over a period of time — typically not more than five years — pledges allow donors to make larger commitments and fulfill them at a comfortable pace. These gifts are especially helpful for the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science as they help guide our long term strategic plans.

Planned Gifts
Stanford's team of gift planning experts can help you select from a wide variety of tax-wise giving strategies. Please Visit our Planned Giving page to learn more about gifts of retirement plan assets, real property, and the complete range of life income gifts, including charitable remainder trusts, gift annuities, and pooled income funds.

Gifts of Securities
Donors who choose to give appreciated securities can receive a charitable tax deduction for the full market value of the securities and avoid capital gains tax. Publicly traded securities held in a brokerage account may be transferred electronically.

Bequests
Bequests often enable donors to give more than would have been possible during their lifetimes. Bequests may be kept private, and they can be changed during the donor's lifetime. Bequests are relatively easy to establish, often with just a simple addition to a will or revocable trust. And bequests are tax-wise — gifts through bequests qualify for certain estate tax deductions.

Honor and Memorial Gifts
Gifts made through any of the methods described above can be designated in honor or memory of a loved one or in celebration of a milestone event, such as a birthday or anniversary. If you chose to make a tribute gift on Stanford's secure website, please indicate the name and address of the honoree in the Special Instructions/Other Designation field.

Matching Gifts
Many companies match the charitable gifts of their employees. To find out if your company offers a matching-gift program, please visit our Online Database of Matching Gift Companies.

If you would like to speak with a development professional regarding any of the above, please contact:

Stanford University Medical Center Development
(650) 725-2504 or medicalgiving@stanford.edu.

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