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Chances are, there's someone special at the heart of your Stanford connection: a classmate or professor, a coach or caregiver, a friend or mentor. By looking forward, your gifts honor these relationships while also ensuring the Stanford community continues to thrive.
Why I give
Toni Allen, ’75
“If you have ever rushed the field at the end of the game, kept a scorebook for 9 innings, held your breath during the balance beam routine, marveled at the endurance of an extra time soccer match, you are invested in Stanford Athletics and the athletes. Consistent yearly giving allows those moments to continue.”
Joyce Chung, MBA ’91
“Stanford GSB continually evolves to strive for positive impact in the world and I feel both honored and grateful to be a part of this lifelong community. With our support, I hope to welcome new MBAs to the GSB community so that they can pursue their dreams.”
Araceli Ortiz, ’08, MA ’08, MA/MBA ’12
“Stanford is doing its part to change the world in a positive way and, given what it has done for me, I’m happy to give what I can to contribute toward that end.”
Alessia Falsarone, MS ’03
“I am proud to be Stanford Loyal because I bring the Stanford mission with me every day—in my work, as a mother, as a mentor, and as a change agent in my community.”
Shannon Eagan, JD ’00
“I give to Stanford to remain connected to the school and its wonderful alumni. By supporting Stanford Law School, each of us can give back in an exponential way—by helping to train the next generation of lawyers and change agents.”
Stephen Rose, ’63, MS ’70
“Both my business and personal lives were shaped by my Stanford experience. Because so much of what I have done with my life and work is a direct result of my Stanford experience, I concluded I should try to pay back Stanford both in gifts and volunteer service.”
“As a nurse, I believe in Stanford’s mission and vision. As long as I am able, I want to contribute to providing excellent patient care. Being Stanford Loyal makes a difference in the lives of those we serve and gives me a greater sense of belonging to a superb health care organization.”
Ayo Jimoh, ’07
“My Stanford education and experience have been the catalyst for my personal and professional growth and I’m honored to bleed Cardinal red. I’m proud to give back to Stanford to help support the mission, vision, and values that I was so fortunate to be surrounded by during my years on the Farm!”
June Lee, MS ’13, PhD ’17
“Thanks to those who generously gave to Stanford before me, I was able to receive a fellowship during my graduate studies. Through my continuous giving, I hope to inspire the future generation of Stanford students to dream big and make a difference not only in their lives, but also in lives of others.”
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Add your story! Why do you choose to be Stanford Loyal? We'd love to hear how Stanford has impacted your life and what inspires you to give year after year. Thank you for being Stanford Loyal.
Frequently asked questions
Stanford Loyal donors are the core of our community of supporters. Donors are recognized as Stanford Loyal when they give to Stanford three or more consecutive fiscal years (September 1 - August 31), including at least one gift to an annual fund in one of the past three fiscal years.
All gifts to the university count toward your Stanford Loyal status. However, at least one gift in the past three fiscal years must have been to an annual fund.
While making a pledge does not count toward Stanford Loyal status, your pledge payment does count.
No. After three consecutive fiscal years of making gifts to Stanford, you will automatically qualify as Stanford Loyal. However, there may be a short delay while we update our honor rolls.
To see if you are Stanford Loyal, look for your name on the Honor Roll.
If you miss a consecutive fiscal year of giving, your Stanford Loyal status will lapse. You cannot “make up” a gift by counting multiple gifts in the same fiscal year. However, you can regain your Stanford Loyal status with three consecutive fiscal years of giving.
The generosity of alumni, parents, and friends is vitally important to Stanford, and every gift counts! Together, Stanford Loyal gifts add up to millions each year for financial aid, academics, research, and patient care.
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