Annual gifts are an opportunity for all alumni and friends to have a powerful and immediate impact on the student experience, fostering intellectual curiosity and groundbreaking research. Annual gifts are a key component to maintaining the remarkable quality of education that is a hallmark of Stanford Engineering.
They are your personal investment in the school and help to hire the best faculty, promote programs that shape well-rounded future leaders and furnish cutting-edge facilities where the world’s top faculty and students do pioneering research.
Annual gifts have laid the foundation for education excellence, keeping Stanford Engineering at the forefront.
The long-term impact of this support cannot be overstated. Each year your annual gifts go directly to create new labs where outstanding young faculty will formulate tomorrow’s breakthroughs. This sponsorship allows these promising researchers to hit the ground running on arrival on campus. Often, your gifts are a deciding factor in their choosing Stanford over peer institutions or the inducements of industry.
As the list of faculty supported by your annual gifts grows by the year, the results are apparent in Stanford Engineering’s efforts to solve some of the most profound technical challenges of our day—environmental sustainability, clean energy and human health.
Leadership Circle: Gifts of $1,000 and above
Dean’s Circle: Gifts of $10,000 or more
*Alumni graduated within the past 10 years can earn leadership recognition with gifts of just $500 and $5,000 respectively.
In addition to these benefits, Dean’s Circle donors receive:
Larger gifts for targeted purposes can be made through endowed funds or planned gifts such as trusts, retirement plans and life income gifts.