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  • Jim and Lili Pratt King with Doug Brown

    Jim, '68, MBA '77, and Lili Pratt King, '71, MBA '76, are joined by Doug Brown, '59, MBA '61, chairman of the Founding Grant Society. PHOTOS: Steve Castillo.

  • Shirley Ely, Nancy Player, Eleanor Laney, and Barbara Alhouse

    Shirley Ely, '48; Nancy Player; Eleanor Laney, '69; and Barbara Alhouse

  • James Poppy, Ellen Lillington, Anna Kalar, and Dick Gould

    James Poppy; Ellen Lillington; Anna Kalar (Parent '85); and Dick Gould, '59, '60, the John L. Hinds Director of Tennis

  • John Gunn, Diana Parsons, and Paul Baastad

    John Gunn, '66, MBA '72 (Parent '03, '08); Diana Parsons, '70, MD '76; and Paul Baastad, '66, MBA '68

  • Troy Barbee and Chuck McCormick

    Troy Barbee, '60, MS '62, PhD '66, and Chuck McCormick, '64

  • Betty and Albert Cohen

    Betty and Albert Cohen (Parents '88), the William H. Bonsall Professor Emeritus of Music

  • Marcia and Fred Rehmus

    Marcia and Fred Rehmus, MBA '61 (Parents '89)

  • Catherine Glaze and Laura Simmons

    Catherine Glaze, '80, JD '85, associate dean for student affairs at Stanford Law School, and Laura Simmons

  • Robert Sapolsky

    Robert Sapolsky, the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Professor and professor of neurology, neurological sciences, and neurosurgery, was the first featured speaker. Sapolsky's talk, "Sushi and Middle Age: Why Do We Close to Novelty as We Get Older?" traced humans' interest in new things and ideas as they go from adolescence to adulthood.

  • Paul Berg

    Paul Berg, the Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor Emeritus of Cancer Research and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

  • Jill A. Helms

    Jill A. Helms, professor of surgery in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford School of Medicine, spoke on the theme of "Forever Young: The Potential of Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine to Transform Medicine." Helms explained the stem cells' ability to self-renew and pointed to embryonic stem cells as a potent source of potential medical therapies.

  • James Kawakami

    James Kawakami, '64, MS '65

  • Bruce McCaul and Karen Sandoval

    Bruce McCaul, MS '63, PhD '69 (Parent '90, '91), and Karen Sandoval

  • Wendy Markus Webb and Debbie Duncan

    Wendy Markus Webb (Parent '16) and Debbie Duncan, '76

  • The Fleet Street Singers

    Stanford a cappella group The Fleet Street Singers

  • Wendy Kirst

    Wendy Kirst

Founding Grant Society Luncheon

April 2013

More than 370 Stanford alumni and friends attended a luncheon for Founding Grant Society members on April 18, 2013. Guests had a chance to mingle, hear from two distinguished Stanford faculty speakers, and enjoy a student musical performance. The event was held to honor and thank those who plan to provide future support to the university through their bequests and other planned gifts. For more information about the Founding Grant Society, please contact the Stanford Office of Planned Giving.