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Recent estate gifts

Stanford is grateful to the generous alumni and friends who have remembered the university in their estate plans. The following is a sampling of recent estate gifts.

Mary Ellen Boyling, PhD ’73, left a bequest of $10,000 to the Department of English.

Elizabeth Gerhardt, widow of the late Edwin Gerhardt, AB’31, JD’34, provided for Stanford to receive $400,500 designated for Stanford Law School.

Dudley George Kebow, MBA ’58, included a bequest of $200,000 to Stanford Graduate School of Business from his trust.

Park L. Loughlin, ’48, left a personal art collection valued at more than $6 million to the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts. He also left $2 million to support the Cantor Arts Center, named the Hoover Institution to receive a percentage of the residue of his estate resulting in a gift of $4.95 million, and designated the Hoover Institution as the beneficiary of two charitable remainder unitrusts.

Elaine J. McDonald, a Stanford parent, made a bequest of $10,000 to the Kim Peyton McDonald Memorial Scholarship Fund in the Department of Athletics.

Diane Cory McNiel, ’60, named The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education as the recipient of a $100,000 bequest to support scholarships.

Joanne Miller, ’52, a longtime member of the Stanford Associates, designated Stanford as a beneficiary of her revocable trust resulting in a distribution of more than $1.1 million to the university that will support the Barbara Jean Miller and Joanne Lee Miller Undergraduate Scholarship Fund.

William B. Noland, ’37, MBA ’39, left over $4.8 million to Stanford, representing the residue of his trust. Half of his bequest establishes the Cooke-Noland Fund to provide unrestricted support to the university. The remaining half creates two equal endowed funds for the Hoover Institution and the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, with a preference for the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.

Eric Rothenberg, ’76, provided for a $4 million bequest from his trust and retirement plans to the School of Medicine to establish an endowed professorship fund to support a faculty member in the field of psychiatry.

Donald P. Sanders, MBA ’56, PhD ’62, left more than $632,000 of his trust to the Graduate School of Education.

Mary Clifford Thompson, ’47, MD ’51, included a bequest of $410,000 to the School of Medicine in her trust.

Jack Wheatley, a Stanford parent and grandparent, left $200,000 to the Hoover Institution.

Timothy Wong, a friend of Stanford, made an unrestricted bequest of $50,000 to the university.

Previous estate gifts

  • Donald Chessmore, ’50, designated Stanford as a beneficiary of a retirement account, resulting in a distribution of $120,000 in unrestricted funds to support the university.

    Barbara Lauer Claiborne, AM ’55, named Stanford as the beneficiary of a brokerage account and a portion of her estate. Her gift of $1.3 million will support graduate students in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

    Lawrence Nicholas Craft, a friend of the university, bequeathed $310,000 to Stanford Health Care.

    Curtis Engelhard, MS ’71, bequeathed $50,000 in expendable funds to the School of Engineering.

    Eunice Erb Goodan, ’47, and her late husband, Douglas Goodan, ’45, left $18 million through their charitable remainder unitrust for scholarships and the Hoover Institution.

    Donna Krupp, ’42, left $700,000, representing a portion of the residue of her trust, to the Donna Goodheart Krupp Scholarship Fund for undergraduate students.

    Janice McCoy Miller, ’60, bequeathed $500,000 to the Graduate School of Education.

    Elizabeth Caspers Peters, ’49, left a portion of the proceeds from the sale of real estate resulting in a gift of $2.4 million to the Doris Taylor Caspers and Elizabeth Caspers Peters Scholarship Fund, which supports students majoring in English.

    Hobert Price, ’53, JD ’55, named Stanford as a beneficiary in his will, resulting in $1.8 million to be divided between The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education and Stanford Law School.

    Bruce M. Putnam, ’52, MS ’61, designated Stanford to receive a portion of his trust residue. The university received $85,000 to be divided equally between the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences and the swimming and water polo programs.

    Gerald Seltzer, ’53, left $10,000 in unrestricted funds to the university.

    Roy Stanford, ’46, MD ’50, left more than $1.3 million in unrestricted funds to benefit Stanford Health Care and to support medical students in the School of Medicine.

    Ellen Uhrbrock, MBA ’56, designated Stanford as the trustee of two charitable remainder unitrusts. When the trusts end, the remaining trust assets will provide support for the Department of Music and the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, and fellowships for graduate students in the Stanford Graduate School of Business.