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Your Class of 1998 Reunion Campaign

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FROM Your reunion campaign co-chairs

A message to the Class of 1998

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 1998 reunion campaign, and are asking you to join the campaign committee alongside us.

The 25th 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!

Warmly,

DeLise Monique Bernard, Chad Hagle, Will Hsu, Leila Ettefagh Nami, Angelika Rampal, Kamba Tshionyi, Ross Walker, and Grace Yang Yuan

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, 2023, will count towards our class reunion campaign and help our class make a collective impact.

Donate online

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:

Stanford University
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.

Matching gift opportunity

Thanks to a generous commitment from an anonymous classmate for a $250,000 matching fund, all first-time campaign gifts from a classmate in honor of the Class of 1998's 25th reunion campaign, made between June 15th and December 31st, 2023 to any part of Stanford, will be matched with a gift of $500 to The Stanford Fund.

Our progress

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 numbers reflect campaign commitments made between January 1, 2023 and August 31, 2023 (including some prior gifts made in honor of reunion). Our remaining honor roll deadline is December 31. Final results will be posted in February 2024.

$15,502,611

Dollars raised

(Goal: $15 million)

19%

Class participation

(Goal: 45%)

$1,257,656

Gifts to The Stanford Fund

(Goal: $2 million)

Support high-priority initiatives through impact funds

When you give through The Stanford Fund, you support many aspects of the undergraduate experience with a single gift. New this year, impact funds offer targeted opportunities to support university initiatives that align with your specific interests. 

During your reunion campaign, you can designate your gifts to any or all of the funds listed here. Giving through an impact fund comes with the same benefits of giving through The Stanford Fund, including recognition as a Leadership Circle or President's Fund-level donor.

Undergraduate academics

Support the expansion of the new Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) core courses for first year students. COLLEGE seeks to provide a shared learning experience on which all students may build their Stanford education.

Get involved

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

“My parents are immigrants. I almost did not go to Stanford due to costs. Ultimately, my parents decided that they would make financial sacrifices so I could go. I chose Stanford, and really, my parents allowed me to choose Stanford, for the promise of future opportunities.”

Angelika Rampal, ’98

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“As a first generation immigrant, I never felt quite at home until Stanford. My classmates inspired me to dare to believe that America belongs to all of us. I want to give others, who for whatever reason feel marginalized, the opportunity to feel like they too should dream for everything that America represents and offers.”

Will Hsu, ’98

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