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Recent Estate Gifts

Winter 2020

Stanford is grateful to the generous alumni and friends who have remembered the university in their estate plans. The following is a sampling of recent estate gifts:

EDWARD F. BABBOTT, MA '47, left $28,560 from his charitable remainder annuity trust for the Graduate School of Education.

BRIGITTE BENDSZUS, MA '47, a friend of the university, bequeathed $1.3 million from her trust to support stem cell and breast cancer research.

MARILYN COOPER, '48, left a harpsichord and a piano to the Department of Music in the School of Humanities and Sciences, as well as $750,000 from her estate to be added to the Marilyn Cooper Fund for Music.

ROBERT and ELEANOR CRECCA, friends of the university, named the Hoover Institution as a beneficiary of their trust, resulting in a distribution of $76,000.

GISELE FLEGEL, wife of CHRISTOPHER FLEGEL, '73, MS '73, left the Stanford University Libraries $125,000 as a beneficiary of her estate.

MARGUERITE, '43, and HERBERT JAUCH left almost $10.5 million from their trust to benefit the Stanford School of Medicine and Stanford Health Care.

EVAN JUST, a friend of the university, left $37,000 as a residuary gift from his trust to support the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences.

ROBERT LEHRER, PHD '62, bequeathed more than $350,000 to endow the Robert Lehrer Fund in Memory of Alexander and Charlotte Frey, which provides graduate fellowships in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies.

WILLIAM RILEY, a friend of the university, left $7 million to endow the William P. Riley Fund to support the Computer Science Department in the School of Engineering.

GEORGANNE R. SEARS, a friend of the university, bequeathed $250,000 from her trust as an unrestricted gift to Stanford.

LEWIS SHUSTER, MBA '81, named Stanford as a beneficiary of his trust, and Stanford received a gift of $50,000 to support the Graduate School of Business.