Five Acres Year-End Gift Processing


Five Acres’ Offices will be Closed on Thursday, December 24, 2020, Friday December 25, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021. Due to the pandemic, access to campus and offices may otherwise be restricted or limited.

Thank you for thinking of Five Acres for your year-end giving!
In order to receive 2020 credit for your donations, please follow the deadlines and procedures below.

Cash and Checks

Mail – Donations of cash and checks must be postmarked on or before Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.
In person – During the pandemic, we recommend mailing or making donations online as access to campus and offices may be limited. If hand-delivering cash or checks, please consider items must be received by Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 to ensure processing during business hours.

Credit Card

Five Acres accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.

In person – Contributions must be delivered to the Advancement office on Main Campus by Noon on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 to be processed that day to allow IRS recognition as a 2020 contribution.

Mail – Contributions intended for 2020 IRS credit must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 to allow processing by the Advancement office.  Tax credit is granted by IRS for the date that the transaction is processed. Late mail arrival on the 31st could prevent processing. Please note, a Dec. 31, 2020 postmark is not recognized by the IRS as valid proof of credit card donation for tax deductibility.  

Phone – Credit card gifts must be called in by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2020 to be processed on the last business day of 2020 for 2020 credit.  Please call 626.487-4971 or 626.390-8453 for processing.

Online – Transaction must be completed before midnight on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in order to be credited for 2020. To make your online donation easily 24/7, please go to and use the Holiday link on our home page or click on “Donate Now”. For more information of other gift options, please click here.

Stock Transfer*

Electronic – Transfer must be received by Five Acres’ brokerage account on or before Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Please check with your adviser for their deadline and requirements to complete a transaction and qualify as 2020 donation.

In person – Certificates must be delivered to and accepted by the Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

Mail – Certificates must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020.

Express mail – Certificates must be received/accepted by the Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2020.

*Note – Paper stock certificates must be signed and have all required information completed correctly or have required information completed on a separate Stock/Bond power. In turn, Five Acres will provide a letter of receipt for donations including our name, the date of the contribution (defined as the time of its unconditional delivery or date received), and the amount of the contribution. If the donor received any substantial goods or services, that will also be included in the letter.

For questions, please contact Jennifer Berger, Chief Advancement Officer: (626) 773-3749 |