Stanford University Campaign brings in $6.2-Billion, largest amount ever for higher education

February 8, 2012


Stanford University Campaign brings in $6.2-Billion, a record for higher education
In a 5-year fund-raising campaign that concluded December 31, 2011 Stanford University raised $6.2-billion, the largest sum ever collected in a single campaign by a higher-education institution.
Yale University raised $3.886-billion in a 5-year campaign that ended last June.
A capital campaign at Cornell University has also broken the $3-billion mark.
Stanford Report, February 8, 2012
Stanford concludes transformative campaign
The Stanford Challenge fundraising campaign raises $6.2 billion for a new model of research and teaching on the environment, human health, international affairs and other issues.
Stanford University today announced the successful conclusion of The Stanford Challenge, having raised $6.2 billion to seek solutions to global problems and educate leaders for a more complex world.
The five-year fundraising campaign was launched in October 2006 with a goal of $4.3 billion.  The effort ended Dec. 31, with the final tally of gifts completed this month.
Although the campus-wide campaign benefited every school and every part of the university, a key priority for The Stanford Challenge was to reduce traditional disciplinary and organizational boundaries to bring together experts from all across campus.
“The Stanford Challenge has transformed the way our faculty and students work,” said Stanford President John L. Hennessy.  “We’ve undertaken a new model in higher education, with experts from different fields joining together not only in research, but also in teaching.  This kind of collaboration has enabled Stanford to assume a larger role in addressing global problems.  We are already making a greater difference.”
The following is a list of donors who made gifts totaling $50 million or more to The Stanford Challenge.
Six anonymous donors
John Arrillaga
Anne T. and Robert M. Bass
Helen and Peter S. Bing
Estate of Dudley Chambers
Bradford Freeman
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Dorothy and Robert King
Philip H. Knight
Lorry I. Lokey
The Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Fund
Tashia and John P. Morgridge
Jay A. Precourt
Richard Rainwater
Ronald Spogli
Kat Taylor and Thomas Steyer
Estate of Richard W. Weiland
Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang

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