You can create opportunities, big and small.
Annual gifts are a crucial source of unrestricted funding that allows the school to allocate financial resources toward immediate priorities and promising new ideas.
Discretionary gifts to the Sustainability Fund are pooled to fund the dean's priorities or opportunities for which no other funding exists.
Department & Program Funds
Alumni and friends can provide support specifically for department chairs and program directors to deploy where they see the greatest needs in their areas.
Institute & Center Funds
General funds help fuel the school's institutes and centers to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and focus efforts on important initiatives.
“I give back because Stanford provided the background that I needed to have a satisfying career in the geosciences. I’m proud to give because the university is at the cutting edge of Earth science research and I’m happy to continue being part of the Stanford family.”
– Karen Grove, PhD ’89 Geology
Be a leader in annual giving
We recognize and thank our generous leading supporters in the following Giving Circles:
Leadership Circle: Gifts of $1,000 and above* | Dean’s Circle: Gifts of $10,000 and above*
*Stanford alumni who graduated within the past 10 years can earn recognition at these levels with gifts of $500 and $5,000, respectively.