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The Stanford Parents' Program

When parents give through The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education, they directly support all Stanford undergraduates. Since tuition covers only about half of the true cost of a Stanford education, every student gains from the generosity of past and current benefactors.

During the 2019–20 school year, nearly 4,000 parents gave more than $5 million through The Stanford Fund.

About Parent Partners

Parent Partners is a unique opportunity open to parents of current Stanford undergraduates. Those who contribute $2,500 or more annually per family through The Stanford Fund become members and receive:

  • Invitations to special events, including a reception held during Family Weekend
  • Recognition in Stanford publications
  • Special communications throughout the year

Volunteer Opportunities

Stanford parents are extremely generous with their time. Some get involved in their local area through the Stanford Alumni Association. Others help with Stanford gatherings in their home or workplace.

The Parent Partners Committee for The Stanford Fund raises gifts by spreading the word about the Parent Partners giving level. Committee volunteers are invited to a special reception during Family Weekend and receive recognition in Stanford publications.

The Parents' Advisory Board leads the way in volunteerism. In addition to assisting with outreach events, the board provides feedback to the university's administration and assists with fundraising. This group of more than 50 families from around the world meets on campus three times per year.

To get involved, please contact us at or fill out our Parents' Program Volunteer Form [PDF].