Your Class of 2008 Reunion Campaign
A message to the Class of 2008
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 2008 reunion campaign, and are asking you to join the campaign committee alongside us.
The 15th 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!
Chris Elmore, Jessica Lee, Francesca Leiweke-Bodie, Logan McClure Davda, Calley Means, Dylan Gwaltney Ochal, Natasha Pereira Sommerfeld, Ali Weiss, and Jeffrey Zuttah
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.
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:
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.
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.
Alumni support is critical to the continued growth of Stanford's generous financial aid program. Nearly half of all undergraduates receive financial aid each year, which makes a world-class education accessible to capable and talented students from all backgrounds.
Through social activities, academic programs, and community events, Stanford's seven community and cultural centers serve to improve mental health and well-being, deepen intellectual engagement, and advance equity for today's students.
Student social life
Help reinvigorate social life for Stanford undergrads! Your gift will support a wide-range of unique Stanford extracurriculars, from long-running traditions like Full Moon on the Quad to ever-changing neighborhood and dorm events and much more.
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.
All of the above!
Support all of these areas and more with one gift through The Stanford Fund.
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
“Stanford is a unique and fulfilling environment for students to grow, learn, connect, and define their place in the world. Having experienced incredible opportunities in education, friendships, creativity, and entrepreneurship at Stanford, it's important to give back so future generations can have their own impactful opportunities.”
Ali Weiss, ’08
“I’ve come to learn that one of the greatest gifts is access to opportunity so that you can live up to your own potential. We can come together and invest in the next generation of Stanford students, including those who may be coming from behind. This is why I’m especially hopeful for our campaign.”
Jessica Lee, ’08
“Stanford is a special place. It exudes excellence and is wonderfully weird as well. It's where I met my closest friends, discovered my passions, and made cherished memories. I hope my contribution not only helps continue this tradition of excellence, but also keeps Stanford the unique place I love.”
Dylan Gwaltney Ochal, ’08