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Recent Estate Gifts

Spring 2018

Stanford is grateful to the generous alumni and friends who remembered the university in their estate plans. The following is a sampling of recent estate gifts:

Judith Brandt, '82, made a bequest of $5,000 to the Department of Music.

Benjamin and Selma Cornet, friends of the university, bequeathed $1,000 to the Stanford University Cancer Research Program.

Robert L. Greenberg, JD '54, bequeathed over $1 million, which was allocated to establish the Robert L. Greenberg Scholarship Fund in the School of Law.

Pauline Jackson, '57, MD '61, left $124,000 from her retirement plan to support the School of Medicine.

Duncan L. Matteson, a Stanford parent and grandparent, designated $290,000 from his IRA to the Hoover Institution and the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation.

Jayne Seydell Milburn, '36, AM '38, named Stanford as a beneficiary of her trust and life insurance policy, leaving $1.7 million to endow the Jayne Seydell Milburn Fellowship Fund, which provides financial support for graduate students in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

Herbert C. Ploch, '61, left over $400,000, a portion of which supports the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts. The remainder of his gift is unrestricted.

Jessie C. Rothert, '41, left $25,000 for financial aid in memory of John and Margaret Calderwood and their son, Jack Calderwood, '38, as well as $50,000 to the Buck/Cardinal Scholarship Fund in memory of Harlow Phelps Rothert, '30, LLB '36, and Jessie Calderwood Rothert, '41.

Kerry Schulz bequeathed over $4.7 million for the upkeep of fountains, benches, flowers, and plants on the Stanford campus. Her bequest will perpetuate the beauty of the Stanford campus she so loved.

Jo Ann Setzer and G. Cal Setzer, '43, named Stanford as the sole remainder beneficiary of their charitable remainder unitrust, leaving unrestricted funds to the university.

Elizabeth Y. Suffel made a bequest of $235,000 to The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education. She was the widow of G. Shumway Suffel, '31, and the mother of Robert Suffel, '65.

Carl M. Weber, a former faculty member, bequeathed $376,000 to support the Department of Theater and Performance Studies.

Patricia Wetmore, '45, designated $1.1 million to establish an endowed fund in the School of Medicine named for Dr. Clyde T. Wetmore, '13, MD '15, and Patricia A. Wetmore.