Recent Estate Gifts
Stanford is grateful to the generous alumni and friends who have remembered the university in their estate plans. The following is a sampling of recent estate gifts:
Elizabeth S. Bing, PhD '62, made a bequest of $2.2 million, a portion of which is allocated to the Hoover Institution. The remaining portion created the Ralph and Elizabeth Bing Fund, which supports students in the School of Medicine.
William Bowes, Jr., '50, made a bequest of $25 million to benefit Stanford Bio-X. Mr. Bowes helped launch the Stanford Bio-X Fellowship Program in 2004 and contributed to the training of more than 200 young scientists. His bequest will continue his legacy of championing basic research and interdisciplinary scientific innovation.
Mary E. Brenneisen, PhD '72, bequeathed $1 million to the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic in the Stanford Cancer Center.
Barbara R. Burnett, '38, named Stanford as the beneficiary of a portion of her charitable remainder annuity trust, which resulted in a gift of more than $18,000 in unrestricted funds.
Martha J. Campbell, '35, and William Campbell, '32, ENG '34, bequeathed $28.5 million to support the School of Engineering, undergraduate education, and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts.
Wilma J. Hubbard, '35, left a portion of her trust to the Stanford Law School, resulting in a gift of nearly $2.5 million. The bequest will create the Frank C. Hubbard and Wilma J. Hubbard Commons Fund to support clinical education at the Stanford Law School.
Ellen Otto, '66, left a gift to the Department of Athletics.
Brooke E. Sawyer, '69, bequeathed $10,000 to the Graduated School of Education.
Elizabeth Johnson Wade, '45, named Stanford as a beneficiary of her trust, resulting in a $50,000 gift for the Hopkins Marine Station.