Many of my fondest and most rewarding experiences occurred at Stanford. My time there was truly transformative and continues to pay dividends. I’m excited about playing a small role to pay some of that forward.
Chinedum Ottih, ’10
What about Stanford’s endowment?
With an endowment valued at $28.9 billion, it’s reasonable to wonder why Stanford can’t spend more. The endowment makes amazing things possible, but there are limits on how it can be used.
How gifts make a difference
Gift supports diversity and inclusion
Tonia, ’92, and Adam Karr’s foundational gift supports research on race and education and endows directorship of Black Community Services Center.
An academic and creative journey, with help from scholarship donors
Scholarship support gave John Okhiulu, ’21, the chance develop his own creative voice. Now he wants to help youth from marginalized communities thrive.
Donor gifts expand student mental health and well-being resources
The endowed directorship for Counseling and Psychological Services, held by Bina Pulkit Patel, is among the first of its kind.
A gift to improve the health of mothers and babies
A bold new clinical and research program has been launched with a donation from Elizabeth and Bruce Dunlevie, MBA ’84.
Foundational gift for Asian American Activities Center
With a generous gift to the center, siblings Will Hsu, ’98, and Angie Hsu, ’96, MA ’96, strengthen support for Stanford’s Asian and Asian American community.
Gift supports Stanford’s Black community
A gift from Evan Spiegel, ’12, will expand programs and create a permanent source of funding for the Black Community Services Center and Ujamaa House.
Escondido Village Graduate Residences open to inaugural residents
John Arrillaga, ’60, provided more than $100 million and other major support for the project, which also benefited from an anonymous donor.
Harnessing AI to build a better future
With foundational support from Reid Hoffman and Michelle Yee, six inaugural grantees are embarking on ambitious AI projects.
Science fellows program launched with philanthropic support
With a fundamentally new type of postdoctoral training, the program aims to attract a diverse and exceptional pool of global scholars.
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