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About The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education
The Stanford Fund encourages alumni, students, parents, and friends to renew their Stanford ties by making annual gifts. Their collective support enables the president to respond to immediate needs, unexpected opportunities, and fresh ideas. Annual gifts are put to use as they come in, making them an essential complement to the endowment, which is invested for the long term.
What The Stanford Fund Supports
Undergraduate Financial Aid
Each year, need-based financial aid helps fill the gap between endowed scholarship funding and total student need.
Direct investments in the Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, and Earth Sciences, as well as seed funding for university-wide initiatives by the vice provost for undergraduate education.
Support for more than 140 student groups each year, from club sports to performing arts groups to public service organizations.
Every Gift Counts
Every gift to The Stanford Fund—no matter the size—makes a difference to students.
Gifts from more than 33,000 Stanford Fund donors added up to over $26 million last year. It would take nearly half a billion dollars in endowment to generate the same level of funding for undergraduate programs in a single year.
Giving to The Stanford Fund is a message to students and faculty that they can count on alumni. Foundations, corporations, and other major donors look at alumni gifts of any amount as votes of confidence in Stanford. They often scrutinize the percentage of alumni who give when they are considering their own gifts.
This participation rate is also a factor in college ranking systems. High marks for Stanford help us attract the most talented students and faculty in the world.
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