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Award Events

These awards are presented to people and organizations who have achieved distinction in their fields and/or have provided exemplary service to the school or the wider community.

Jack Ma, Alibaba Group: Stanford GSB 2015 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year
Jack Ma, Alibaba Group: Stanford GSB 2015 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year
At the 38th annual ENCORE Award event on September 24, 2015, the Stanford Graduate School of Business honored Alibaba Group.

Alison Elliott Exceptional Achievement Award

The Alison Elliott Exceptional Achievement Award honors those Stanford GSB alumni volunteers who have gone above and beyond the high expectations of Alumni Consulting Team consultants.


Each year since 1970, Stanford GSB Alumni Association and the ENCORE selection committee recognizes a Bay Area company as the Entrepreneurial Company of the Year.

Ernest C. Arbuckle Award

Sponsored annually by Stanford GSB Alumni Association, the Ernest C. Arbuckle Award recognizes excellence in the field of management leadership.

Excellence in Leadership Award

This annual award marks Stanford GSB Alumni Association commitment to underscoring the importance of leadership in business by highlighting the achievements of a senior executive and Stanford GSB alumnus/a who has made significant contributions to the corporate world and the community.

Jerry I. Porras Latino Leadership Award

An annual award banquet to both celebrate the history and presence of the Latino community at Stanford GSB and to honor and encourage leadership in business.

John W. Gardner Volunteer Leadership Award

Honors alumni volunteers who have demonstrated a history of strong volunteer commitment in many different areas frequently in a leadership role.

Military Service Appreciation Award

Recognizes a person who has served in the military, has an extraordinary track record of leadership, and is an example of outstanding achievement in business or business education.

Robert K. Jaedicke Silver Apple Award

Presented by Stanford GSB Alumni Association to honor a Stanford GSB faculty member for his/her contributions to alumni relations.

Tapestry Award

Honors an African-American Stanford GSB alumnus or alumna who has woven inspirational leadership, intellectual excellence, and service to others through his or her professional and personal life.