I was fortunate to have been admitted to Stanford. I had top grades, but as a first-generation immigrant, I had little guidance. Receiving an amazing education was just the beginning. I am grateful for all the doors that opened to me and the opportunities that came my way.
I’m proud to be a tiny part of the impact that Stanford has on making our world a better place. My contributions today are a small way of giving back for so much that I've received over the past 25 years.
Shadi Aryanpour Farokhzad, ’97
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
Historic gift establishes the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability
Stanford's first new school in 70 years will accelerate solutions to global climate crisis.
A gift to combat neurodegeneration
Philip, MBA ’62, and Penny Knight invest in a new initiative on brain resilience to inspire new discoveries in brain aging and resilience and usher in a new era for brain science and health.
Foundational gift will benefit human health
Stanford ChEM-H renamed Sarafan ChEM-H in recognition of gift from university trustee Lily Sarafan, ’03, MA ’03.
Helping Underrepresented Students Excel in STEM
New matching program magnifies reunion gift to provide multiple scholarships.
Alumni gifts help student-athletes compete at the highest levels
The incredible dedication of Cardinal fans has led to coachships to help recruit and retain coaches, scholarships for student-athletes, and programmatic funds to bolster varsity sports.
Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance will explore peak performance to help all people thrive
New scientific and research partnership made possible by foundational gift from Clara Wu Tsai, ’88, MA ’88, and Joe Tsai.
I am forever grateful for my life-changing experience at Stanford—the interdisciplinary studies and exuberance of my peers truly opened up my world. Supporting Stanford is my way of making sure other students can have the same amazing opportunities that I did.
Alice Mo, ’87
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