By The Numbers
A few measures of The Stanford Challenge—the full impact of which will be measured in lifetimes.
By the Numbers: Overall
total raised university wide during The Stanford Challenge.
alumni, students, parents, corporations, foundations, and friends made gifts to The Stanford Challenge, demonstrating unprecedented support through more than 560,000 gifts.
volunteers played a pivotal role, reaching out to alumni and others to win support.
raised toward the campaign’s goal of Seeking Solutions to global problems. Initiatives at the heart of this effort were the Initiative on Human Health, Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability, International Initiative, and Multidisciplinary Research Across the University.
raised toward the campaign’s goal of Educating Leaders for the future. Initiatives that reflected this commitment included Improving K–12 Education, Engaging the Arts and Creativity, Undergraduate Education, and Reinventing Graduate Education.
FOUNDATION OF EXCELLENCE
raised toward the campaign’s goal of Sustaining a Foundation of Excellence, which included core support for Stanford faculty and students and annual giving from alumni, parents, and friends.
distributed to schools and programs. Thanks to a generous unrestricted bequest from Susanna Atwell, ’37, MA ’38, these matching funds helped encourage gifts to the university’s annual funds from students and recent graduates.
new or renovated facilities opened or under construction, many of which promote cross-disciplinary research and education.
awarded in seed grants for multidisciplinary collaboration.
new endowed faculty positions created, including provostial professorships, directorships, school chairs, and senior fellows.
new graduate fellowships created for students working across disciplines, including 53 Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowships and 16 Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources fellows.
raised for need-based undergraduate scholarships.
people notified Stanford that they have included the university in their estate plans, exceeding the goal of 1,500 new bequest intentions.