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Your Class of 1974 Reunion Campaign

Class of 1974

FROM Your reunion campaign co-chairs

A message to the Class of 1974

Every five years, our class has the opportunity to reconnect, reflect on and celebrate our time at Stanford.  Some found our calling here, others found partners, and all of us made lifelong friends. We’ve signed on as co-chairs for our Class of 1974 reunion campaign, and are asking you to join the campaign committee alongside us.

The 50th Reunion Campaign focuses on two goals:

  • Creating fun and memorable opportunities for class connection.

  • Raising support to ensure current students have the same opportunities we had.

Throughout the year, this page will be updated to reflect giving opportunities, events and highlights from the campaign. We hope you’ll join us in coming together to celebrate and make an impact!


Craig Falkenhagen, Beth Garfield, Gail Block Harris, Ken Olivier, and Joy Simmons

Committee volunteers

Ed Abraham
Sylvia Avalos Baldwin
Paul Barker
Allison Butler
Craig Falkenhagen
Beth Garfield
Hank Greely
Debera Harrell
Gail Block Harris
Walter Harris
Dominic Heuscher
Claudia Hevel
Nicholas Latham

Gale McCreary
Ken Olivier
Howie Pearson
Richard Peers
George W. Rutherford III
Dean Sands
Jim Scott
Joy Simmons
Laurel Lunn Spelman
Richard Trutanic
Sandy Urie
Jeff Wolfstone

Breaking news!

When you contribute a gift to The Stanford Fund for our 50th reunion campaign, our campaign co-chairs will match your gift dollar for dollar!

The 1:1 match applies to all gifts and pledges to The Stanford Fund from January 1, 2024, until the funds are used up.

Many thanks to campaign co-chairs Beth Garfield, Craig Falkenhagen, Gail Block Harris, Joy Simmons, and Ken Olivier

Give back during your reunion year

So much of our student experience was supported by alumni before us, and now it’s our chance to pay it forward.

Whether you give through The Stanford Fund or to another part of Stanford, you can choose to support an area that was important to your experience or that you are passionate about.

And remember, for our class only, when you contribute a gift to The Stanford Fund for our 50th reunion campaign, our campaign co-chairs will match your gift dollar for dollar!

All gifts made through December 31, 2024, will count towards our class reunion campaign and help our class make a collective impact.

Donate online

Make a secure gift online today. You can make an immediate impact by supporting Stanford students in ways that are meaningful to you.

Mail your gift

Make checks payable to “The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University” or “Stanford University” and mail to:

Stanford University
P.O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466

Please include a note telling us how you’d like your gift to be used (for example, “gift designated for The Stanford Fund”).

Make a pledge

Reunion commitments often take the form of multiyear pledges, typically over a five-year period. The entire amount of the pledge counts toward your class’ reunion giving total.

Our progress

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 numbers reflect campaign commitments made between January 1 and May 15, 2024 (including some prior gifts made in honor of reunion). Our remaining honor roll deadlines are August 31 and December 31. Final results will be posted in February 2025.


Dollars raised

(Goal: $26 million)


Class participation

(Goal: 40%)


Gifts to The Stanford Fund

(Goal: $1.8 million)

Get involved

Help us reach our goals by volunteering with our campaign committee—just a few hours of your time makes a big impact. For more information about our campaign, please contact our reunion campaign team.

Why I give

The friendships, relationships and opportunities that I have received through all these years of volunteering for Stanford has changed not only my life but my children and grandchildren's lives. It's been nearly 50 years since graduation and I am still learning and growing so much through Stanford beyond what I have tried to give.”

V. Joy Simmons, ’74

Stanford gave me an incredible foundation in my life - not only in knowledge and friendship, but also the confidence to participate in making change in the world. Your contribution to celebrate our 50th anniversary is not just a gift to Stanford, but a gift to future generations of students to give them the confidence to find their own paths.”

Beth Garfield, ’74

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