Stanford University Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Ju HQ

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Mission

On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. In the early morning hours, construction workers were still preparing the Inner Quadrangle for the opening ceremonies. The great arch at the western end had been backed with panels of red and white cloth to form an alcove where the dignitaries would sit. Behind the stage was a life-size portrait of Leland Stanford, Jr., in whose memory the university was founded. About 2,000 seats, many of them sturdy classroom chairs, were set up in the 3-acre Quad, and they soon proved insufficient for the growing crowd. By midmorning, people were streaming across the brown fields on foot. Riding horses, carriages and farm wagons were hitched to every fence and at half past ten the special train from San Francisco came puffing almost to the university buildings on the temporary spur that had been used during construction. Just before 11 a.m., Leland and Jane Stanford mounted to the stage. As Mr. Stanford unfolded his manuscript and laid it on the large Bible that was open on the stand, Mrs. Stanford linked her left arm in his right and held her parasol to shelter him from the rays of the midday sun. He began in measured phrases: "In the few remarks I am about to make, I speak for Mrs. Stanford, as well as myself, for she has been my active and sympathetic coadjutor and is co-grantor with me in the endowment and establishment of this University..." What manner of people were this man and this woman, who had the intelligence, the means, the faith and the daring to plan a major university in Pacific soil, far from the nation's center of culture ? a university that broke from the classical tradition of higher learning?

Ruling year info

1996

Principal Officer

MARC TESSIER-LAVIGNE

Main address

Stanford University Development Services 326 Galvez Street

Stanford, CA 94305 USA

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EIN

94-1156365

NTEE code info

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

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The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education General gifts of $25 and up support undergraduate education Through reunion campaigns, undergraduate alumni commemorate and celebrate their time on The Farm Bequests & Trusts Make the most of your assets in ways that will benefit you, your loved ones, and Stanford University Priorities and Campaigns The Campaign for Undergraduate Education is Stanford's top priority and provides endowed and annual giving opportunities Schools and Other Areas of the University General gifts of $25 or more can be made to any of the seven schools, athletics, and other centers and institutes Larger gifts may be made for the schools, athletics and other centers and institutes' top priorities Endowed Gift Opportunities Gifts of $250,000 or more establish permanently endowed funds Endowed funds are named to honor persons in perpetuity

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