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Recent Grads: Giving Back to Pave the Way

Your connection to Stanford doesn’t end at graduation. As a recent grad, you have a unique perspective—and an important role to play in ensuring the experiences you had as a student are there for current and future undergrads.

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Ways to get involved

Recent Stanford graduates on a cycling trip wearing Stanford gear


Reconnect to the Farm in meaningful and surprising ways. Engage with students, talk with campus leaders, organize events, drive reunion campaigns, and network with alumni from all years and classes.

Contact Shilpi Tiwari,

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Share your ideas

Tell us your ideas for change, innovation, or collaboration. Your perspective is unique, and we want to hear from you.

Contact Brian Roth,

Support what matters to you

Gifts through The Stanford Fund are used in the same year they’re given and are dedicated entirely to the undergrad experience. That makes The Stanford Fund different from any other giving opportunity across the university.

financial aid

Education through scholarships, not loans

Support a more equitable future in Stanford education by giving toward need-based financial aid. Nearly half of all undergrads receive financial aid each year.

Student life

Self-expression, change, leadership

Support the student groups and campus-wide events that make the Stanford experience fulfilling, unique, and fun.

the opportunity fund

A helping hand

Help provide flexible grants for undergraduate students to cover unexpected expenses like emergency travel or registration fees for a conference.

Why I give

Stanford afforded me so many amazing opportunities while I was a student, but what really made it special were the people I met from all walks of life and the lifelong friendships that were cultivated on the Farm. I give because I think it’s important that other students from diverse backgrounds have those same opportunities that continue to make the Stanford experience so special.

Kaela Farrise, ’14

See your impact

leadership giving

The importance of annual giving

Annual giving provides a steady stream of support for undergrad financial aid and other programs. No matter how much—or when—you’re able to give, every gift makes a difference.

the stanford endowment

Why does Stanford need your support?

Stanford’s endowment doesn’t cover all of the university’s budget, and most of those funds are restricted. The Stanford Fund bridges the gap to meet the financial needs of U.S. undergraduates.

Meet the team


Shilpi Tiwari

Associate Director, Young Alumni Development

I can help you … with questions about TSF’s Young Alumni Philanthropy Council, staying connected with Stanford, or giving back through The Stanford Fund.


Emma Kirby

Assistant Director, Recent Graduate Giving (5th Reunion)

I can help you … find meaningful ways to participate in the Stanford Fund if you have graduated in the past five years, can connect you to volunteer opportunities in class giving and the Young Alumni Philanthropy Council, and can answer any questions about the 5th reunion campaign.

Ready to make a gift?

Supporting students, fueling groundbreaking research, advancing solutions to societal challenges—your gifts to Stanford drive positive change in the world.