A message to the Class of 1978
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 1978 reunion campaign, and are asking you to join the campaign committee alongside us.
The 45th Reunion Campaign focuses on two goals:
Creating fun and memorable opportunities for class connection.
Raising support to ensure current students have the same (or better) 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!
Henry Brandon, Thomas DeFilipps, Susan Oberndorf, Marie Shipman, Jeffrey Stone, and Steve Westly
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 one that you’re passionate about.
All gifts made through December 31, 2023, 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 “Stanford University” and mail to:
Stanford University Development Services
P.O. Box 20466
Stanford, CA 94309-0466
Please include a note telling us how you’d like your gift to be used, i.e. 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.
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
“As alumni, our philanthropic support provides access for students who otherwise might not be able to afford a Stanford education, funds important research, and enables Stanford to continue to make valuable contributions to the world.”
Susan Oberndorf, ’78
“Stanford is a global leader in everything from climate change and breakthrough medical advances to new education technologies. I don’t think any other institution in the world can match Stanford’s impact.”
Steve Westly, ’78