2017 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 2017 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 2017 tax credit:


Contributions mailed with a postmark of December 31, 2017 will be credited for 2017.

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, 2017 in order to be credited as a charitable deduction in 2017. Advancement Gifts and Records staff will be in the office on Friday, December 29, 2017 and Saturday, December 30 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to process credit cards. If you would like to make your gift by phone on one of those days, please call 818.702.1492 or 818.702.1491.

Online Credit Card Gifts

In order to receive gift credit for 2017, all online gifts should be made by 9 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on December 31, 2017.

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 27-29) 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.


2017 Holiday Hours:

Advancement Reception Desk - 310.506.4228
Advancement, 3rd Floor of Thornton Administrative Center, Malibu Campus

December 26, CLOSED
December 27-28, 10 AM to 3 PM
December 29, 9 AM to 5 PM

Advancement Gifts and Records Staff818.702.1492 or 818.702.1491

December 29, 1 PM to 5 PM
December 30, 1 PM to 5 PM
December 31, CLOSED