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4. Giving to Stanford

This chapter covers policies and procedures on managing gifts to the university, including:

  • Processing, acknowledging, and recording donations
  • Departmental special collections
  • Guidelines for naming facilities and land features
  • Funding new programs and prioritizing fundraisers
Overview of Stanford Campus and Hoover Tower


4.1 Gifts to the University

Stanford relies upon gifts from alumni, parents of students, friends, corporations, associations, and foundations to meet a substantial portion of its operating costs. This section provides detailed information about gifts...

4.2 Receiving and Processing Gifts

This section, comprising five policies, describes the various types of gifts accepted by the University and proper procedures for processing, acknowledging, and recording gifts, including equipment, land, buildings, and...

4.3 Operating Policies for Development

This section contains a variety of information pertaining to operating policies for development activities in the Office of Development and around the university, including: Staffing, management, and information sharing for...

4.4 Fundraising Approval and Priority-Setting

Requests to raise gift funds from individuals, foundations, corporations, and associations are subject to review and approval. This section outlines the review and approval process. It describes the procedures by which...

4.5 Funding New Programs

Proposals for new programs, projects, or activities should take into account the feasibility of obtaining required funding as well as the budgetary and other impacts the proposals may have on the University. This section...