2016 Year-End Charitable Giving Guidelines for Pepperdine | Pepperdine University

2016 Year-End Charitable Giving Guidelines for Pepperdine

As you consider your charitable gifts between now and the end of the year, remember that gifts made now could generate income tax deductions that may help reduce your tax bill for 2016 while providing meaningful support to the University.

Timing is an important element of maximizing your tax benefits. Here are some guidelines to keep in mind if you would like to make a year-end gift and receive 2016 tax credit:


Contributions mailed with a postmark of December 31, 2016, will be credited for 2016.

Please mail to:

Pepperdine University
Advancement Gifts and Records
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy.
Malibu, CA 90263-4152

Credit Card Gifts

Contributions made via credit card, per the IRS, must be charged on or before December 31, 2016, in order to be credited as a charitable deduction in 2016. Advancement Gifts and Records staff will be in the office on Friday, December 30 and Saturday, December 31 from 1 PM to 5 PM to process credit cards. If you would like to make your gift by phone on one of those days, please call 310.506.4806 or 310.506.6416.

Online Credit Card Gifts

In order to receive gift credit for 2016, all online gifts should be made by 9 PM Pacific Standard Time on December 31, 2016.


Stocks, Securities, Wire Transfers, IRA Charitable Rollovers, Annuities, and Planned Gifts

Please contact the Center for Estate and Gift Planning at 310.506.4893 to receive guidelines and specific instructions on how to donate stocks/securities or how to wire your gift to Pepperdine. One of our team members can also assist and offer guidance on IRA Charitable Rollovers and Planned Gifts. During the winter break (December 26-30) please contact the Advancement Receptionist at 310.506.4228 for stock and ACH/wire instructions or to put you in touch with one of our professionals in the Center for Estate and Gift Planning. For more information, please visit the Center for Estate and Gift Planning website.

Holiday Hours:

Advancement Reception Desk - 310.506.4228

Advancement, 3rd Floor of Thornton Administrative Center, Malibu Campus
December 26, CLOSED
December 27-29, 10 AM to 3 PM 
December 30, 9 AM to 5 PM

Advancement Gifts and Records Staff310.506.4806 or 310.506.6416

Friday, December 30, 1 PM to 5 PM and Saturday, December 31, 1 PM – 5 PM