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Why Give to Stanford

Supporting students, fueling groundbreaking research, advancing solutions to societal challenges—there are so many reasons to give to Stanford. No matter what you choose to support, your gift has a positive impact.

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7 reasons why giving matters

It’s easy to wonder, “Can my gift really make a difference?” The answer is “yes.” Gifts of all sizes play an essential role at Stanford.

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

Chinedum Ottih

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.

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Learn. Discover. Innovate. Express. Debate. Heal.
That’s what your gifts empower Stanford’s people to do.