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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.

Ways to get involved

Volunteering

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, sjtiwari@stanford.edu.

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, briroth@stanford.edu.

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

Nearly half of all undergrads receive need-based financial aid directly from the university, and 83 percent graduate with zero student loan debt.

mental health resources

Help for challenging times

For students facing difficulties in their personal or academic life, campus resources like CAPs are there to help. Your support helps provides expanded appointment capacity, virtual and telephone visits, crisis support, care management, workshops, and referral assistance to remote students during the pandemic.

Student life

Self-expression, change, leadership

Supports student-run events (like MAUS, FMOTQ, and BlackFest) and more than 120 student-run groups (including arts, sports, public service, and social justice organizations) that enrich campus life.

academic innovation

Innovative curriculum

Funds go across all schools, wherever needed, to advance curriculum and expand learning—from studio arts, science labs, and field research, to programs for veterans, low-income, or first-generation students.

the opportunity fund

A helping hand

Quick support for students facing sudden financial hardship, such as travel costs related to a death or illness, or those needing extra academic, social, or career support (like attending conferences or prepping for grad school exams).

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

Brian Roth

Sr. Associate Director, Student & Young Alumni Development

briroth@stanford.edu

I can help you … with questions about how to maximize the impact of your giving to Stanford or how to make your interaction with The Stanford Fund better.

Favorite show to binge during COVID: Homestead Rescue or Alone (I’m taking notes on how to get off the grid!).

Once we’re able to gather with over 10 people, I’ll attend: Any professional sporting event.

Shilpi Tiwari

Assistant Director, Young Alumni Development

sjtiwari@stanford.edu

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

Best and worst purchases made during pandemic: The best was wine. The worst was pickle beer.

Once we’re able to gather with over 10 people, I’ll attend: My wedding celebration that was postponed due to COVID!

Jessica Noble

Associate Director, Class Giving (5th Reunion)

jlnoble@stanford.edu

I can help you … with questions about the 5th reunion campaign, class-specific volunteer opportunities, and meaningful ways to give back during your 5th reunion year.

Best purchase made during the pandemic: A cold brew coffee maker. 1000/10 recommend.

Once we’re able to gather with over 10 people, I’ll attend: Music festivals! I really miss singing and dancing to live music with my friends.

Biby Chacon

Development Coordinator, The Stanford Fund

bchacon@stanford.edu

I can help you … with questions on how to make a gift to Stanford, your giving history, communication preferences with TSF, or finding the right contacts for outreach around campus.

Song that best describes your quarantine: “When It’s Over” by Sugar Ray. This laidback song gives me hope. As the title implies, there will be an end to this, and we’ll all be okay!

The first place I’ll travel after COVID: The African safari that I’ve rescheduled twice!

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.