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Endowed Professorships

We are fortunate to count among our faculty many luminaries whose excellence sets them apart.

These individuals help make Stanford Engineering one of the truly great technical institutions in the world. Endowed professorships are the highest honor we can bestow on these outstanding faculty.

Endowed professors embody all that we value as a university — excellence, innovation, education and service. The endowment generates income that guarantees the holder’s salary, a structure that not only helps us acknowledge the accomplishments of a deserving faculty member, but also allows us to free funds for other purposes, such as attracting top young faculty.

Endowed chairs help ensure Stanford Engineering’s continued excellence and leadership by providing financial stability to the university and the school. The donors who make this possible are an elite group of Stanford’s most visionary and generous friends.

An endowed professorship can be established with a gift of $4 million.

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Funding Initiatives


Matthew Bahls
Director of Major Gifts

Frank Scioscia
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Development Staff