Parents’ Program prepares to welcome families to Parents’ Weekend 2013

Dear Parents:

I look forward to welcoming many of you to campus on Feb. 22 and 23 for Parents’ Weekend 2013. Parents’ Weekend is a terrific opportunity for you to experience the Farm with your student, meet fellow Stanford parents and learn more about life at Stanford. We are particularly excited to be able to offer parents a tour of the new Bing Concert Hall, along with a 40-minute concert featuring faculty and student performers. This state-of-the-art concert hall opens officially to the public in January. The open house and tour is limited to the first 500 parents.

Bing Concert Hall
The Bing Concert Hall (photo by Jeff Goldberg)

We were delighted to see many of our New York-area parents this past December when we traveled there with Harry Elam, vice provost for undergraduate education. Stanford Parents’ Advisory Board members Genevieve and Fenton Tom, P ’09, ’12, hosted our annual New York City parent breakfast on Saturday, Dec. 1. We are currently planning several more parent receptions for this winter and spring and look forward to visiting a city near you.

In my first year of directing the Parents’ Program, I’ve had the privilege and opportunity to meet many of the generous parent donors who have supported Stanford in so many ways. This support is vital to making the Stanford undergraduate education a transformational experience. We are deeply grateful to all parents, from those who have given large gifts to support undergraduate programs or financial aid to the thousands who support The Stanford Fund at all levels. Each family and each gift are incredibly important to this university and are realized in the educational experience your child is receiving here.

I want to thank the thousands of parents who have already supported The Stanford Fund for Undergraduate Education and Stanford University this academic year. Gifts to The Stanford Fund help support need-based financial aid, academic innovation and student life opportunities. These gifts truly make a difference in the life of every Stanford student. Families who make a gift to The Stanford Fund at the Parent Partners level of $1,500 also receive benefits that include:

• Invitations to special events at Parents’ Weekend and throughout the year
• Recognition in Stanford publications
• Special communications throughout the year

For more information on Parent Partners or to make a gift to The Stanford Fund, please visit the website or contact the Parents’ Program at 650-723-9992.

Thank you, as always, for your support of Stanford!

Jane Harrison
Director, Stanford Parents’ Program