Gifts from Donor Advised Funds

PHOTO: Bruce F Cramer

During your lifetime, you can recommend a grant from your donor advised fund to impact lives through San Jose State.

If you would like to make a gift now through your DAF, simply click the link below to find your fund:


Create Your Legacy of Philanthropy

The final distribution of contributions remaining in your DAF after your lifetime can be designated when you create or update your fund.

We hope you will consider naming San Jose State as a beneficiary of your account. You may even designate San Jose State to receive a portion of the account value, leaving the remaining portion for your children, grandchildren or other family members to continue your legacy of philanthropy.

Tell Us About Your Gift!

If you decide to change your beneficiary designation, would you let us know? We would like to recognize you for your generosity and ensure that your gift is used as you intend.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about setting up your legacy gift or if you need more information.

6 ways you can make an impact with your Donor-Advised Fund:

Memorialize, honor, or commemorate a loved one or an event.

Avoid capital gains taxes by first transferring appreciated stock to your DAF and then gifting it in minutes.

Teach your loved ones about charity and why you believe in giving back.

Build a sense of community and make a bigger impact by forming “giving circles” with other donor-advised fund owners, including friends and family members.

Bundle your charitable gifts. This could result in an opportunity to itemize your deductions in the same year).

Leave all or a portion of your account to charity simply by changing your beneficiary designation.

Have Questions? I'm Here To Help!

Kendra Livingston, JD

Kendra Livingston, JD

Senior Director of Planned Giving
Phone: (408) 924-1123