Why Giving Matters

Because Your Support Can Change Lives

We are honored to share the remarkable stories of our donors and faculty whose generosity, perseverance, and hope inspire our work and encourage others to give.

  • Clinical Trial Gift Honors Wife, Offers Hope

    When Jeff Schottenstein's wife was diagnosed with a rare gastric cancer, he left no stone unturned in researching solutions. Although Sara passed on before she could benefit, Jeff made a gift in her honor to Stanford so that others might have better health options. Watch the story of Sara's legacy.

  • Investing in Future Outcomes

    Chris Redlich understands that today’s health care has been shaped by the power of basic science research. In concert with Stanford Medical Giving, he created a gift that will fund critically needed basic research in a creative and impactful way.

  • Final Gift to Campaign for Stanford Medicine Honors Parents

    Tho Nguyen came to the US as a refugee and imparted her parents' values of hard work, intelligence, and education to her sons, both surgeons today. Her endowed gift to the Campaign for Stanford Medicine was the last gift made to the completed campaign - in her parents' names.

  • A Brother's Gift: Supporting Research in Triple Negative Breast Cancer

    Rakesh Marwah, MD, undertook a limit-defying journey to give back and rally others on behalf of his sister Shelley Marwah, a cancer survivor, and Melinda Telli, MD, the Stanford doctor who treated Shelley’s exceptionally challenging triple negative breast cancer.

  • Supporting New Innovations in Spinal Cord Injury

    Eleven years ago, a car accident left Dennis Chan with severe injuries to his spinal cord at the L2 vertebrae and to peripheral nerves. While devastating, Chan chose to look at his situation with hope.

  • Inspired Advocates for Basic Science Research

    Read how Debbie and Andy Rachleff's philanthropic support specifically helps the research of Lucy Shapiro, PhD in the Stanford Biomedical Innovation Initiative (BII).

“I always tell people to support medical research as much as they can, because it’s going to affect each one of us. It’s going to make life better for everyone.”

—Dennis Chan, Stanford Medicine Donor

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