Planned Gifts and Reunions

MBA Class of 1961

There are many reasons why a reunion year can be an ideal time to join the many GSB alumni who have provided for the school in their estate plans: 

  • Donors who notify the GSB of a planned gift in their reunion year receive added recognition in the school’s Reunion Report.
  • All planned gifts count toward class participation totals and those that are irrevocable for the GSB and can be assigned a present value, such as life income gifts, can be included in class dollar totals.
  • The school recognizes the total number of planned gifts from each reunion as a benchmark for future classes.
  • Donors who notify the school of planned gifts during the reunion year will be recognized as GSB Legacy Partners. The new program honors a community of alumni and friends who include the GSB in their estate plans.

The GSB Legacy Partners program is affiliated with the university’s Founding Grant Society, which recognizes planned gifts to any part of the university. Those honored as GSB Legacy Partners will also be recognized as members of the Founding Grant Society. If you have already included Stanford GSB in your estate plans, please let one of the reunion volunteers or development staff members know. The school would like to thank you for your generosity, make sure the purpose of your gift is understood by the school, and include you in this new program.

The GSB is particularly grateful to those who support the school with an outright gift or pledge along with their planned gift in honor of their reunions.

The Renewal Fellowship Fund

Created by the Class of ’61 at their 25th reunion and endowed in perpetuity at their 50th, the Renewal Fellowship Fund has provided financial aid to more than 45 MBA students over the years. With more than half of all students today in need of financial assistance, the fund plays an important role in ensuring that future business leaders have the opportunity to attend the GSB regardless of their financial position. Planned gifts from classmates played a vital role in endowing the fund in perpetuity, creating a lasting legacy from this class for future generations of students.