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Class of 1981

2021 Reunion Campaign Report

See how you and your classmates made a difference


The 2021 class reunion campaigns have wrapped up, and we’ve tallied the results!

408 members of the Class of 1981 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 Member and Volunteers

A special thank you to the Class of 1981 reunion campaign committee:


John Backus, Jr.
Donnalisa Parks Barnum
Thomas Christopher
Jamie Halper
Lauren Gray Koenig
Bill Koman
Anne Caillouette Lawler
Eddie Poplawski
Laurey Barnett Treiger

Planned Giving Chair

Brent Fery


Bill Abraham
Robert Baldwin
Doug Ballinger
Michael Biggar
Risa Forister Biggar
Julia Bryan
Wynn McClenahan Burkett
Laurie Abbott Chase
Jonrie Etchemendy Davila
Michael Fisher
Barbara Mullin Foley
Robert Foley
Tracey Grown
David Hamamoto

Todd Harris
Walter Herring
Jeanne Hilsinger
Wende Sawyer Hutton
John Kinney
John Mack
Ivan Maisel
David Mandelkern
Cynthia Emanuels McColl
Milton McColl
Susan Mielke
Lori Ogden Moore
John Morris
Susan Fischer Morris
Corinne Nevinny
Katherine Kemby O’Brien
Stephen Pappas
Jeff Pinsker
Renee A. Richards
Susan Saltz
David Sherman
Jeffrey Sussman
Lori Sutherland
Kenneth Tanabe
Jennifer Urdan
Vince Vannelli
Perry Vasquez
Victoria Von Schell
Joel Weinthal
Chris Yates

Class of 1981 reunion campaign results

These figures include gifts and pledges made between January 1, 2021, 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
($15 million goal)


gifts through The Stanford Fund


class participation

408 donors

added to class honor rolls

Why I gave

Getting admitted and then attending Stanford made me a two-time winner in life’s lottery. Giving back of my time and treasure to Stanford provides me with the opportunity to pay my good fortune forward in gratitude for the incomparable experiences and relationships that I was afforded and developed on the Farm.

Eddie Poplawski, ’81

Eddie Poplawski 81