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Hewlett Foundation Gift

In 2001, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation made a remarkable gift of $400 million to Stanford University, with $300 million designated to the School of Humanities and Sciences and $100 million to the Campaign for Undergraduate Education.

The gift honors the memory of William R. Hewlett, Stanford alumnus and co-founder of Hewlett-Packard Company. On the day the gift was announced, Walter Hewlett said, “This gift honors my father . . . and honors his lifetime of philanthropy, his lifelong devotion to Stanford, and his passionate belief in the value of a liberal arts education.”

The Hewlett gift, the largest ever to Stanford, serves as a lasting reminder of the central importance of the liberal arts in the life of a major research university. It encourages others to help ensure H&S’s long-term success by providing matching funds for endowment gifts that support the school’s highest priorities.