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.

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.

Jack McDonald 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 Faculty Award

This award is presented annually to a member of the GSB faculty for service to the school’s alumni.

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.

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Fast Company

July 12, 2021

Why People Who Have It Easy Claim They Had It Rough

Originally published by Stanford Business, this article features research by Senior Associate Dean Brian S. Lowery and L. Taylor Phillips, PhD ’16.


July 08, 2021

13 Behind-the-Scenes Dealmakers Leading This Year’s Digital-Media M&A Bonanza

This article highlights Sean Macnew, MBA ’03, for his work at Group Nine Media as chief financial officer.
Aneel Bhusri, MBA ’93, and Dave Duffield from Workday at the 41st Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award event.
2019–20 Award Winner