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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

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Dollars for Doers

Are you a current senior or Class of 2020 to 2023? Support Stanford students and causes in your communities through Dollars for Doers! Thanks to the generosity of alumni challengers, for every hour you volunteer up to 10 hours, you’ll unlock $25 to donate to an area of undergraduate life you care about through The Stanford Fund. 

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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 Daniela Egan at

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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.

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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. Plus, you can pick which area of undergraduate education and student life to support—whatever is most important to you.

Why I give

Stanford is our home because of its giving, creativity, and boundless opportunity. At Stanford, we cultivated enduring friendships, including our lifelong partnership. The university’s unparalleled world-class resources empowered us to explore our interests and find our life’s work. Stanford irrevocably altered the course of our lives, and the generosity of others shaped our experience. Giving back is not only a reflection of the experience we had, but a manifestation of the experience we want to build for future generations of the Stanford family.

Katherine Du, ’21, and Marco Lorenzon, ’20

Katherine and Marco kiss on graduation day

See your impact

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The importance of giving

Recent graduates are recognized for leadership gifts through The Stanford Fund on a sliding scale based on the number of years since you graduated.

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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—meaning they can only be used for specific purposes. The Stanford Fund bridges the gap to meet the financial needs of U.S. undergraduates.

Meet the team

Daniela Egan

Associate Director, Young Alumni and Student Development

I can help you … with questions about TSF’s Young Alumni Philanthropy Council, Dollars for Doers, 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, connect you to volunteer opportunities in class giving and the Young Alumni Philanthropy Council, and answer 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.