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Stanford AssociatesRecognizing and Encouraging Alumni Engagement

The university’s honorary organization for alumni volunteer service, Stanford Associates, was established in 1935 and is led by its Board of Governors, recognizing and encouraging alumni engagement through awards and grants.

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Stanford Associates


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


Stanford Associates recognizes outstanding alumni volunteer service through various awards conferred by the Board of Governors.

Associates Designees

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

Board of Governors

The Stanford Associates Board of Governors oversees the Associates’ awards and grants programs.

Stanford’s volunteer leaders are cultivated over years and across university programs and disciplines.

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