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Providing Access and Enriching Student Life
These stories are written by students and highlight how your gifts through The Stanford Fund shape their experience at Stanford.
My Stanford journey would be nearly impossible without your support. I cannot thank you enough for the opportunities you have provided for me. As a music teacher, my mother instilled in me from a young age an appreciation for music in all its artful forms. While I excelled as an instrumental musician during adolescence and in high school, I imagined I would have to abandon playing as a non-music major. Even once at Stanford, I was reluctant to audition, but have truly found a second home in the Stanford Wind Symphony, a student group that benefits from your support.
Being a member of the Stanford Wind Symphony allows me to express myself. It is an environment where I can relax and unwind while simultaneously challenging myself artistically. It provides me with opportunities to travel, perform, and become close friends with students whom I might not have met otherwise.
I get the opportunity at every rehearsal to play with a group of incredibly talented individuals in a state-of-the-art facility, Bing Concert Hall. In this marvelous building, I can cultivate my technical musical skills and explore my love of musical performance within the context of a larger group.
I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the donors who support students like myself through The Stanford Fund, students who not only depend on financial aid to attend, but who have found their Stanford experience enriched by participating in a student-run group. Donors like you truly better the lives of Stanford students.
Class of 2020