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Recent Estate Gifts

Summer 2019

Stanford is grateful to the generous alumni and friends who have remembered the university in their estate plans. The following is a sampling of recent estate gifts:

JEAN COBLENTZ, '47, left $10,000 that was added to the Jean Coblentz Cap & Gown Scholarship Fund, which provides undergraduate scholarships with a preference for women.

RENA ESTES, a friend of the university, bequeathed more than $6 million to endow the Rena A. Estes Fund, which supports pancreatic cancer research in the School of Medicine.

WILLIAM HANNEMANN, MBA '64, made a bequest of $25,000 as an unrestricted gift to the university.

JEAN LANE, wife of the late L. WILLIAM LANE, JR., '42, designated Stanford as a beneficiary of a charitable remainder trust. Stanford received $125,000 for the Bill and Jean Lane Fund at the Cantor Arts Center and $750,000 for the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve.

DARLE MAVEETY, '51, MA '52, left $4.2 million to endow the Maveety Fund for Asian Art at the Cantor Arts Center to be used for the acquisition and conservation of Asian art, as well as the Maveety Fund for Art History, which supports graduate students pursuing the study of Asian art.

JANET MOHR, '63, left $169,000 of her trust residue to support the Graduate School of Education.

JOHN NASH, MS '71, PHD '76, bequeathed a rare book collection to Green Library special collections, $150,000 to Stanford Health Care, and approximately $960,000 in unrestricted funds to the university.

WILLIAM SPAULDING, '46, MBA '52, left $20,000 to support the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

JOYCE TRAYNOR, '52, made a bequest of $25,000 to Athletics and $25,000 to the School of Engineering in memory of her brother, JOHN S. TRAYNOR, '50, MS '51.

ELIZABETH M. WELTY, a friend of the university, named Stanford as a beneficiary of her trust and left $523,000 to the Department of Chemistry.