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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, '48; Nancy Player; Eleanor Laney, '69; and Barbara Alhouse
James Poppy; Ellen Lillington; Anna Kalar (Parent '85); and Dick Gould, '59, '60, the John L. Hinds Director of Tennis
John Gunn, '66, MBA '72 (Parent '03, '08); Diana Parsons, '70, MD '76; and Paul Baastad, '66, MBA '68
Troy Barbee, '60, MS '62, PhD '66, and Chuck McCormick, '64
Betty and Albert Cohen (Parents '88), the William H. Bonsall Professor Emeritus of Music
Marcia and Fred Rehmus, MBA '61 (Parents '89)
Catherine Glaze, '80, JD '85, associate dean for student affairs at Stanford Law School, and Laura Simmons
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, the Robert W. and Vivian K. Cahill Professor Emeritus of Cancer Research and winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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, '64, MS '65
Bruce McCaul, MS '63, PhD '69 (Parent '90, '91), and Karen Sandoval
Wendy Markus Webb (Parent '16) and Debbie Duncan, '76
Stanford a cappella group The Fleet Street Singers
Founding Grant Society Luncheon
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.