Skip to content

Volunteer Recognition

The happy task of honoring top Stanford alumni volunteers on behalf of the University falls to the Stanford Associates, a division of the Stanford Alumni Association.


Each year, the Stanford Associates recognizes the successes of alumni volunteers who go "above and beyond" in service to Stanford. The latest award winners are...

Learn More


Each fall, the Stanford Associates' Board of Governors reviews nominations submitted by University staff and selects individuals to join its ranks of lifetime members. All volunteers are eligible to be nominated for membership in the Stanford Associates organization.
See list of members


Stanford Associates Grants are awarded to campus organizations for innovative projects that involve alumni volunteers. Funding is made possible by generous donations from members of the Stanford Associates. The Grants provide up to $10,000 for each project. A call for grant proposals is made to campus staff members annually.

About the Stanford Associates

Stanford Associates is an honorary organization of just over 2,700 Stanford alumni who have demonstrated significant and long-standing volunteer service to the University.

In 1935, Stanford Associates was founded by a group of committed alumni who wanted to volunteer for the University.

Today, Stanford Associates is part of the Alumni Association and has broadened its scope to honor exceptional alumni volunteer service from all areas of the University. The organization is responsible for awards and grants that serve its mission to encourage, reward, and recognize volunteerism for Stanford University.

Stanford Associates

Contact us

Questions? Please call
(650) 725-4340
Or email

Related Links

  • Multicultural Hall of Fame: Stanford's four ethnic community centers each recognize an alum for distinguished service.
  • Richard Lyman Award: SAA recognizes an outstanding faculty member for their exceptional involvement in alumni programs.
  • Student Awards: SAA honors seniors for their extraordinary volunteer leadership service to Stanford.