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Class of 1972

2022 Reunion Campaign Report

See how you and your classmates made a difference with your 50th reunion campaign

1972 class diamond

The 2022 class reunion campaigns have wrapped up, and we’ve tallied the results!

438 members of the Class of 1972 gave gifts and pledges to support undergraduate education, financial aid, groundbreaking research, and so much more.

We can’t thank you enough for your generosity and commitment. Your gift is supporting those who are learning, researching, and helping Stanford drive positive change in the world.

Committee Member and Volunteers

A special thank you to the Class of 1972 reunion campaign committee:


Diane Fields Geocaris
Michael L. Jackson
Helena Barbey Lankton
Larry Leisure
Craig McCaw
Chris Redlich

Planned Giving Chair

Anne Gould


Fred Alvarez
Joan Anzia
Adrian Arima
Brad Baugh
Peter Boutin
Richard Breeden
Chuck Fay
Steve Gilula
Richard Grey
Mollie McPherson Hustace

Ann Marie Kimball
Mike Phillips
Steve Platt
Teresa Rosales
Beverly Ryder
Dennis Sheehan
Julie Shinn
Dale Snape
Kevin C. Washington
Tom Young

Class of 1972 reunion campaign results

On behalf of Stanford and the class giving team we gratefully acknowledge alumni who have made a gift or pledge to Stanford in honor of reunion. 

These figures include gifts and pledges made between January 1, 2022, and December 31, 2022, as well as some extraordinary gifts given in support of reunion outside the calendar year.


dollars raised
($16 million goal)


gifts through The Stanford Fund
($1.5 million goal)


class participation

438 donors

added to class honor rolls

We also acknowledge and thank those classmates who are members of the Founding Grant Society because they have included a future gift to Stanford in their estate plans. These future gifts have been arranged through bequests, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, and other forms of deferred gifts.  You can find your name on the Founding Grant Society roll.

If you don’t see your name on the list, have included Stanford in your estate plan but not yet let us know, and/or believe you should be included as a member because of a future gift in your estate plans, please contact the Office of Planned Giving.

Why I gave

My experience at Stanford was life-changing. Stanford opened up incredible opportunities for me and fostered so many enduring relationships. This is my opportunity to give back and help support Stanford’s global leadership.

Larry Leisure, ’72

Larry Leisure

Stanford made it possible for me to have a meaningful career, make great friends, and become a mentor and leader. Because of the generosity of alumni, I received a scholarship, loans, and a work-study job that helped finance my education. I’ll take an opportunity to give back.

Michael Jackson, ’72

Michael Jackson