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Class of 1978 Reunion Campaign Report

See how you and your classmates made a difference with your 45th reunion campaign!

1978 class diamond

The 2023 class reunion campaigns have wrapped up, and we’ve tallied the results!

414 members of the Class of 1978 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 members and volunteers

A special thank you to the Class of 1978 reunion campaign committee:


Henry Jeff Brandon
Tom DeFilipps
Susan Oberndorf
Marie Shipman
Jeffrey Stone
Steve Westly

Planned giving chair

Steve Westly


Cynthia Aden
Larry Brownstein
Susan Conger-Austin
Cay Moeller Drew
Sarah DiBoise
Michael Frank
Tom Hernandez
Laura Jacobs
Henry Johns

Yvonne Fry Johnson
Terry Elms Lindsay
Mark Louie
Sheila Lynch-Doucet
Megan McCaslin
Jacqueline Heslop McCook
Rick Sapp
David Seidenwurm
Liz McArdle Solomon
Faye Star
Karen Telleen-Lawton

Class of 1978 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, 2023, and December 31, 2023, as well as some extraordinary gifts given in support of reunion outside the calendar year.


dollars raised
($22M goal)


gifts through The Stanford Fund


class participation

414 donors

added to class honor rolls

Why I gave

“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

Susan Oberndorf headshot

“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

Steven Westly headshot