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  • Tasso Azevedo, inaugural winner of the Bright Award

    Spring 2014 Highlights in Giving

    BRIGHT IDEA: Stanford Law School presented the inaugural Bright Award for Environmental Sustainability to forestry manager Tasso Azevedo (pictured). The award was established through a generous life income gift and bequest totaling approximately $11 million from Marcelle J. Cluzeau Bright and Ray Bright, JD '59. Azevedo will receive a $100,000 award for his research on forest conservation and socio-environmental entrepreneurship in South America. Read more in Stanford Report or watch this video. PHOTO: Josh Edelson



  • Li Ka-shing

    Spring 2014 Highlights in Giving

    BIG DATA: The Li Ka Shing Foundation has made a $3 million planning grant to the Stanford University School of Medicine. The gift will further a collaborative effort between Stanford and the University of Oxford in England to harness vast repositories of biomedical data, speeding up discovery of new drugs and offering patients more personalized treatments. Li Ka-shing (above), a longtime supporter of Stanford, says, "We stand on the precipice of realizing the promise of big data in transforming the future of biomedical sciences, and I am very excited that our foundation can enable these two eminent institutions to join forces and bring us to the next level of discovery that will revolutionize patient care and treatments to solve today's health-related challenges." Read more about the recent gift. PHOTO: Steve Castillo



  • Don Kennedy at Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

    Spring 2014 Highlights in Giving

    PRESERVING A LEGACY: The David and Lucile Packard Foundation made a $500,000 grant to the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve to honor the tenure of Don Kennedy (above) on its board. Kennedy, who is Stanford president emeritus and Bing Professor of Environmental Science, Emeritus, played a lead role in establishing Jasper Ridge as a protected land preserve. The gift coincides with Jasper Ridge's 40th anniversary this year and will support early-phase research by students and postdoctoral scholars. PHOTO: L.A. Cicero



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