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2024 Stanford Athletics Giving Day

Thank you to all who made a difference in the lives of Stanford student-athletes with your gift!

Thank you for celebrating National Student-Athlete Day by making a gift on the second annual Stanford Athletics Giving Day. We rely on philanthropic support to provide the best possible experience to nearly 900 student-athletes across 36 varsity programs. Your support truly makes an impact in the lives of Cardinal student-athletes.

Beat Your Best challenge

Together, as the Stanford Athletics community, we BEAT OUR BEST by raising $521,173.68 from 1,128 donors in just 36 hours to support Stanford student-athletes. 31 programs BEAT THEIR BEST by exceeding the number of donors who gave to their program from last year!

2024 Stanford Athletics Giving Day Final Results

Support the sport of your choice

Choose to give directly to any of the 36 varsity sports by clicking the sport specific pages below.

Invest in future leaders. Inspire champions in life!

Stanford Athletics provides a unique and world-class student-athlete experience that continues to impact individuals long after their athletic careers on the Farm. Philanthropic support shapes these student-athlete experiences and provides the necessary resources for them to compete and succeed at the highest level in competition, in the classroom, and in life. We need your support this Stanford Athletics Giving Day to continue inspiring champions in life!

Elise Evans

Elise Evans, ’26
Women’s Soccer
Fifth-generation Stanford student-athlete

“My student-athlete experience here at Stanford has been challenging at times, but it has been extremely rewarding all the same. What I did not realize was how many advisors, staff members, coaches, and others would be available to provide support throughout my time here. The student-athlete academic advisors have been a tremendous support when balancing both my academics and athletics. It isn’t easy trying to figure out a schedule to work with practice, travel, and academic demands, and having a partner to aid in finding solutions to these challenges makes all the difference. The student-athlete experience at Stanford is not just about striving for the next level of success on the field, but preparing for a career off the field as well. A Stanford education makes an impact on your life while on campus as well as for decades to come.

Stanford Athletics donors have made it possible for me and my teammates to push ourselves both in the classroom and on the field without having to sacrifice either one. For as long as I can remember, I dreamed of one day wearing the Stanford jersey. Now that I am, I will never take it for granted and will continue working hard to make a difference. We want to be at our best, to represent our team, our program, and the Stanford Athletics family. We hope to make you proud!”

Paul Goldstein gives a thumbs up

Paul Goldstein, ’98
Taube Family Director of Men’s Tennis
Four-time NCAA National Champion

“My own student-athlete experience at Stanford was truly foundational to my life and I am forever grateful for that opportunity. I learned skills that transcend athletics and apply to all aspects of my life. I learned how to be a teammate, to collaborate, to motivate, to perform at a high level through adverse circumstances, and most importantly, how to grow from mistakes. It is in this context that I felt so fortunate and humbled to return to Stanford as a coach a decade ago. I was motivated to support young and accomplished people through the inevitable ups, downs, joys, and tribulations that accompany the student-athlete experience. After ten years, I remain motivated by that same purpose today.

Stanford has long distinguished itself by excelling athletically while maintaining the highest academic standard. As the college sports landscape evolves in unprecedented ways, we are more committed than ever to maintaining our tradition of academic and athletic excellence. With determination, creativity, and the support of our Stanford Athletics community, including donors like you, we will continue to provide the best possible student-athlete experience to those who compete for the Cardinal!”

Summer Sanderes

Summer Sanders, ’94
Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist
NCAA National Champion

“When I look back and reflect on my decision to attend Stanford, I know I was exactly where I was supposed to be. My experience was amazing and humbling during a very complicated time in my life. I competed in the Olympic games in between my sophomore and junior year and my experience as a Stanford student-athlete kept me grounded and focused. Even though swimming is an individual sport, I found being a member of the Stanford women’s swimming and diving program was essential to my success on the Olympic stage.

I am so grateful for my athletic scholarship, without which I would not have been able to attend Stanford. I want to thank Stanford Athletics donors for believing in me and for making it possible for me to focus on my goal and dream of becoming an Olympic gold medalist and NCAA Champion! Your support made a huge difference in my life. As a former student-athlete, I want to help make another young person’s dreams come true by giving back to Stanford Athletics. Making a gift on Stanford Athletics Giving Day is a great way to stay connected with our community and support our amazing next generation of athletes and leaders!”

Frequently asked questions

  • Stanford Athletics Giving Day is a 36-hour competition that raises money to support each of our 36 varsity programs. Every gift, regardless of the amount, makes an impact in the lives of all student-athletes.

  • Giving Day begins at 7 a.m. Pacific Time on Thursday, April 4, in celebration of National Student-Athlete Day, and runs for 36 hours. The last gift to count towards Giving Day totals must be submitted online by 7 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday, April 5.

  • Gifts must be made online or by phone to count towards Giving Day totals. To make your gift over the phone, please call (650) 725-4360 opt. 3 between our phone hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT.

  • Gifts made between 7 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on April 4, 2024, to the Buck/Cardinal Club or any sport improvement fund were matched 1:1, up to $1,000 per donor, at which point the $75,000 matching fund was exhausted.

  • Yes, philanthropic gifts to the Buck/Cardinal Club or sport improvement funds are 100 percent tax-deductible. Donations made on Stanford Athletics Giving Day will not count towards football or men's basketball priority seating requirements.

  • Any gift made to the Buck/Cardinal Club during Giving Day is eligible for benefits; however, gifts made to a specific sport are not eligible for Buck/Cardinal Club benefits.

  • For general questions about the Buck/Cardinal Club, call (650) 721-2410 or send an email to

    You can also reach out to anyone on our team and we will be glad to help:

    Danny Berardini
    Assistant Athletics Director, Development
    (650) 736-6907

    Maggie Oys
    Assistant Director, Development
    (650) 498-3028

    Carter Magee
    Assistant Director, Development
    (650) 725-0408