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Class of 1980

2020 Reunion Campaign Report

See how you and your classmates made a difference


The 2020 class reunion campaigns have wrapped up, and we’ve tallied the results!

480 members of the Class of 1980 generated almost $23 million in 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 1980 reunion campaign committee:


Jim Barnett
Jack Bunce
Sally Scandalios Farr
James Higa
Pete Higgins
Ron Johnson
Mike Kavoukjian
Lea Anne Schoenfeld Ottinger
Jeff Raikes
Craig Ueland

Planned Giving Chair

Clark Callander


Alex Alben
Alan Alpert
Andy Barkin
Chuck Bartosch
Seth Benezra
Ava Besbris
Sally Brazil
Anne Bremner
Laird Cagan
Carl Chamberlin
Laura Mead Clapper
Jim Clarke
Ann Muzzy Clary
John Clary
Mark Conroe
Timothy Draper
Grant Finlayson
Pamela Hutchcraft
Finlayson Cheryl
Goffney Franklin
Gregg Garmisa

Paul Grangaard
David Hood
Harland Irvin
Lauren Janov
Barclay Kamb
Keith Kohatsu
Ellen Kubiak
Bob Latham
Lloyd Leanse
Jean Litchmann
Doug Marx
Jeff Matloff
John McGregor
James Meany
Daniel Merians
David Nelson
Alan Norman
Carol Olney
Danny Parker
Tamara Ritchey Powers
Kirk Radke
Janet Rappaport
Margaret Norville Roberts
Emily Sachar
Peter Salovey
Katherine Schapiro
Beth Buell Schoenstein
Cody Smith
Sarah Rockwell Soane
Darlene J. Spira Solomon
Ronda Spinak
Jill Dinner Spitz
Stephen Sulmeyer
Dana Padden Thomas
Lee Vance
Jean Kimmel Veatch
Tom Virden
Howard Wolf

Class of 1980 reunion campaign results

These figures include gifts and pledges made between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2021, as well as some extraordinary gifts given in support of reunion outside the calendar year. 

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.


dollars raised
($20 million goal)


gifts through The Stanford Fund


class participation
(30% goal)

480 donors

added to class honor rolls

Why I gave

Stanford was important to me as a student and remains an important part of my life. I’m thrilled to be working with the Class of 1980 to give back to this amazing institution.

Pete Higgins, ’80

Pete Higgins 80