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Stanford Associates 

The university's honorary organization for alumni volunteer service, Stanford Associates was established in 1935. Led by its Board of Governors, Stanford Associates recognizes and encourages alumni engagement through awards and grants.


Learn more about the Stanford Associates' grants program, which annually provides funding to campus organizations for innovative projects that engage alumni.


Read about Stanford Associates' volunteer service awards, conferred by the Board of Governors, which recognize outstanding alumni service across the university.

Associates Designees

Looking for a Stanford Associate? Search our list of lifetime Stanford Associates designees, the university's most dedicated volunteers.

Volunteer leadership

Stanford’s volunteer leaders are cultivated over years and across university programs and disciplines. Read our tips for taking your volunteer service to the next level.