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Why Give to Stanford

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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.

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

The truth about Stanford’s endowment

With an endowment valued at approximately $27.7 billion, it’s reasonable to wonder why Stanford needs money. The endowment makes amazing things possible—but its use is restricted.

How gifts make a difference

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