After graduating Stanford in 2005, Sara and Ryan Hall succeeded to represent Team USA at the Pan American and Olympic Games, respectively, and it doesn’t stop there. Together they co-founded and run The Hall Steps Foundation to help fight world poverty.
The Omicron Chi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention sponsored the Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, April 30 with the help of several other Stanford Greek organizations. Around 200 students and community members joined to raise money and awareness for suicide prevention by walking 5k around campus.
Stanford’s Dance Marathon participants danced for 24 hours on Saturday, Feb. 18 to Sunday, Feb. 19 at the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center. Funds raised at the event went to families who cannot afford cancer treatment through the Bass Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases at Lucile Packard. (XIN LI/The Stanford Daily)
Stanford received $951.1 million in philanthropic gifts between September 2015 and August 2016, the second-highest fundraising sum of any university last fiscal year.
Jean Case is a philanthropist who is the CEO of the Case Foundation and chairman of the National Geographic Society. Prior to her work in the non-profit sector, Case worked in the technology, focusing specifically on the Internet in companies such as AOL. Case also serves on several boards focusing on social impact, such as the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS).
We should think about our charity as carefully as we reflect on our work life and as responsibly as we strive to manage our personal relationships. We can do better than The Stanford Fund wants us to. Helping the very needy is a more admirable legacy for a Stanford education.
The ASSU Senate voted last Tuesday to reconsider a funding request by Kappa Alpha Theta (Theta) for Theta Breakers, giving the sorority two days’ notice to prepare their defense.
Theta Breakers is Theta’s annual 5k and 10k walk/run, which raises money for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley. On Sept. 30, the Senate approved Theta’s funding for $5,566.74 after inquiring about the nature of the philanthropy event, its fundraising efforts and its Stanford-affiliated attendance. However, the Appropriations Committee, chaired by Jackson Beard ’17, felt that the discussion during the Senate meeting was not “sufficient,” and requested the vote for reconsideration at the Oct. 7 meeting.
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