LEGAL STATUS: What is the legal status of the University?
FOUNDING AND GOVERNANCE: How was the University founded and how is it governed today?
HOSPITALS: What is the legal status of Stanford Health Care? What is the legal status of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford? Are they part of the University?
SLAC: What is the legal status of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)? Is it part of the University?
HOOVER: What is the Hoover Institution on War Revolution & Peace? Is it part of the University?
MUSEUM: What is the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts? Is it part of the University?
The University is a trust with corporate powers under the laws of the State of California.
The University is a tax-exempt institution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The governing body of the University is The Board of Trustees, which has delegated broad authority to the University's President to operate the University and to the University's faculty on certain academic matters.
The formal legal name of the University is "The Board of Trustees of The Leland Stanford Junior University."
The Leland Stanford Junior University was founded by Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford on November 11, 1885 in memory of their only child. The Founding Grant empowered The Board of Trustees to govern the University in accordance with the purposes and requirements set forth in the document. The activities that take place at Stanford or on behalf of Stanford are to be in keeping with the terms of the Founding Grant or its amendments.
Under the provisions of the Founding Grant, the Board of Trustees (with a maximum membership of 38) is the custodian of the endowment and all the properties of Stanford University. The Board administers the invested fund, sets the annual budget, and determines policies for the operation and control of the University. Among the powers given to the Trustees is the power to appoint a President, who is responsible for the management of the University and all of its departments.
For a comprehensive description of the founding of the University and its governance please see Administrative Guide Memo 11 at http://adminguide.stanford.edu/11.pdf.
Stanford Health Care is a non-profit, California corporation. It is a tax-exempt institution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its governing board is The Board of Directors of the Stanford Health Care.
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford is a nonprofit, California corporation. It is a tax-exempt institution under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its governing board is The Board of Directors of the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford.
The two hospitals are legal corporations separate from the University and from each other.
There is no such legal entity as "Stanford University Medical Center;" however, that term is often used to describe the physical location where the hospitals and University's medical school are located.
SLAC is an academic unit of the University performing basic research in particle physics, astrophysics, and synchrotron radiation on behalf of (and fully funded by) the U.S. Department of Energy. Please visit the SLAC website at http://www.slac.stanford.edu/.
The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to advanced study of politics, economics, and political economy. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, who later became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution originated as a specialized collection of documents on the causes and consequences of World War I. The collection grew rapidly and soon became one of the largest archives and most complete libraries in the world devoted to political, economic, and social change in the twentieth century.
The Hoover Institution is part of Stanford University and is part of the University's tax-exempt status as a Section 501(c)(3) "public charity." For more information, visit Hoover's website at http://www-hoover.stanford.edu.http://www.hoover.org/
Founded with the University in 1891 by Jane and Leland Stanford as a memorial to their only child, the Leland Stanford Junior Museum opened to the public in 1894 as one of the largest museums in the United States. The Center had to be closed twice during its history due to extensive damage caused by the 1906 and 1989 earthquakes. The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts reopened in 1999 with strengthened collections on view in 27 galleries, special exhibitions, and stimulating educational programs and events.
The Cantor Center is part of Stanford University and is part of the University's tax-exempt status as a Section 501(c)(3) "public charity." For more information, visit Cantor's website at http://www.stanford.edu/dept/SUMA.
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