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The Stanford Parents' Program
When parents give to The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education, they directly support all Stanford undergraduates. Since tuition covers only about two-thirds of the cost of a Stanford education, every student gains from the generosity of past and current benefactors.
During the 2015–16 school year, more than 5,000 parents gave $4.8 million through The Stanford Fund.
About Parent Partners
Parent Partners is a unique opportunity open to parents of current Stanford undergraduates. Those who give $2,500 or more annually per family (effective Sept. 1, 2016) to The Stanford Fund become members and receive:
- Invitations to special events, including a reception held during Parents' Weekend
- Recognition in Stanford publications
- Special communications throughout the year
Stanford parents are extremely generous with their time. Some get involved in their local area through the Stanford Alumni Association. Others help with Stanford gatherings in their home or workplace.
The Parent Partners Committee for The Stanford Fund raises gifts by spreading the word about the Parent Partners giving level. Committee volunteers are invited to a special reception during Parents' Weekend and receive recognition in Stanford publications.
The Parents' Advisory Board leads the way in volunteerism. In addition to assisting with outreach events, the board provides feedback to the university's administration and assists with fundraising. This group of 55 families from around the world meets on campus three times per year.