Five Acres Year-End Gift Processing


Five Acres’ Offices will be Closed on Friday, December 24, 2021, Monday, December 27, 2021 and Friday, December 31, 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 2021 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 Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.
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. 30, 2021 to ensure processing during business hours.

Credit Card

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

Mail – Tax credit is granted by IRS for the date that the transaction is processed. Contributions intended for 2021 IRS credit must be received by Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 to allow processing by the Advancement office.  Late mail arrival on the 30th could prevent processing. Please note, a Dec. 31, 2021 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 Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021 to be processed on this last Five Acres’ business day of the year for 2021 credit. Please call 626.487-4971 or 626.390-8453 for processing.

Online – Transaction must be completed before midnight on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021 in order to be credited for 2021. 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 on other gift options, please click here.

Stock Transfer*

Electronic – Transfer must be received by Five Acres’ brokerage account on or before Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021. Please check with your adviser for their deadline and requirements to complete a transaction and qualify as 2021 donation.

In person – Certificates must be delivered to and accepted by the Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

Mail – Certificates must be postmarked no later than Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

Express mail – Certificates must be received/accepted by the Five Acres Advancement office by noon on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.

*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 |