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:
Audrey Avis Aasen-Hull, MA '46, left percentage of the residue of her trust valued at nearly $80,000 to support Stanford Live, which presents a wide range of performing arts on campus.
Samuel Ayres, '40, MD '44, bequeathed $10,000 to the Stanford University School of Medicine and also designated the school as the beneficiary of his pension plan, which is valued at approximately $1 million.
Charles A. Clifford, '46, MD '49, left a portion of his charitable remainder trust valued at more than $550,000 to the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Dennis Cunningham, '49, MD '50, named the university as the sole beneficiary of a brokerage account, which resulted in an unrestricted gift of more than $4.5 million.
Marion Ferri Dean, a friend of the university, left the residue of her trust to Stanford, resulting in a gift of more than $1 million. Of that amount, 60 percent will support the School of Engineering in memory of her first husband, Giuseppe Ferri, '52, MS '53, and 40 percent will support the Graduate School of Education in memory of Ray Bartlet Dean, EdD '43.
Louis J. Fischl, '48, MBA '54, bequeathed a portion of his trust to Stanford, which resulted in an unrestricted gift of $1 million.
Merrill R. Francis, JD '59, made a bequest of $10,000 to Stanford Law School.
Helen Schrader, who taught at Stanford for more than 50 years, bequeathed her Palo Alto home to the university, the proceeds of which were used to establish an undergraduate scholarship fund in memory of her parents, Elizabeth Wheatley Schrader and George A. Schrader.
Judithe Douglas Speidel, MA '62, PhD '69, left $15,000 from her trust to support the acquisition fund of the Cantor Arts Center.
Dorothy Jean Stranton Vukota, '46, designated the Hoover Institution to receive the residue of her trust, which resulted in a gift of $158,000.