Three gifts, three families, countless lives changed

A short film featuring just a few of the remarkable personal stories behind the philanthropy that helped make the new Stanford Hospital a reality.

  • Meet Gayla Compton, a dedicated hospital volunteer whose husband Kevin decided to make a surprise gift in honor of her years of service, with a little help from our staff.

    Hear from father and son, Gus and Nick Perlegos, about how their gift to name the family lounge felt like “holding hands with something greater.”

    And finally, Ingrid Lai shares how her own personal medical challenges helped motivate the gift that she and her husband Bill Shu made in honor of loved ones.

    We are so grateful to all the donors who so generously contributed to the new Stanford Hospital, creating a legacy of care that will benefit our community for decades.