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, Ken Olivier, Joy Simmons
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.
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.
All gifts made through December 31, 2024, will count towards our class reunion campaign and help our class make a collective impact.
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:
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.
Make a planned gift
Planned giving involves providing for a future gift to charities through your financial and estate plans. The university welcomes gifts made through different planned giving arrangements.
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