“Why do you put a case on your iPhone, but not a helmet on your head?” Members of Stanford Synapse, a brain injury support group, like to ask this question to students biking on campus without head protection. “If you crash and hit your head, it’s going to cost you a lot more than [the…
Tad and Dianne Taube donated $20 million to support the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital’s new main building, which opened in December 2017. With this most recent gift, the Taubes have in total donated $35 million to Packard Children’s and are now one of the hospital’s top five donors.
Seo-Young Chu M.A. ’01, a survivor of sexual abuse by deceased English professor Jay Fliegelman Ph.D ’77 during her time as a graduate student, returned to campus to meet with General Counsel Debra Zumwalt to request that the University contribute $1 million to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). Stanford denied Chu’s request. However, both Zumwalt and Provost Persis Drell have since offered to make personal donations to RAINN. Chu requested that they donate in honor of “every victim and every survivor.”
The campaign for a new, larger home for Stanford’s Chabad House got a boost late this past summer when alum Tad Taube ’53 M.S. ’57 donated $1.3 million to the Jewish religious center serving Stanford community members.
In its latest initiative against Stanford’s investment in fossil fuels, Fossil Free Stanford (FFS) is calling on the Board of Trustees to take their money out of fossil fuels – or risk losing the Class of 2016’s Senior Gift.
The Stanford Shakespeare Company recently received a donation that doubled its annual budget from the Werger family who was impressed by the Company’s performance of ‘A Winter’s Tale’ last Spring.
Former Stanford professor and founder of Netscape and Silicon Graphics, Jim Clark, donated $60 million to Stanford for the purpose of interdisciplinary research spanning life sciences, technology and engineering.