Information for Donors

Since the very founding of Stanford, its library collections have been shaped and immeasurably enriched by gifts of many kinds.  Today, we rely on a combination of endowments, gifts of collections, and cash gifts to supplement and build upon the operational support of the university.  Much of what we offer students and researchers is directly the result of donations shaped by the interests and knowledge of the donor.

Please call or write to Julie Sweetkind-Singer at 650-725-1102 or to discuss any questions or for assistance with these gift opportunities:

  • Endowments
  • Bequest and beneficiary designations
  • Gifts-in-kind of collections, rare books, manuscripts, maps or archives
  • Gifts of securities
  • Life-income gifts
  • Memorial and celebratory gifts

Memorial or other gifts may be made to the library. A minimum gift of $25 puts one book or map, so marked, in the Branner Earth Sciences Library. Named endowed funds ($25,000 or more) may be earmarked for Branner; all purchases on these funds are indicated by a bookplate bearing the name of the honored individual(s). Gifts to the School of Earth Sciences are also welcome.