Support the Center

The generous support of friends enables the Center’s research, teaching and reporting about western land and life. Annual unrestricted gifts are especially valuable, because they allow the Center to respond quickly and creatively to compelling opportunities.

Gifts support the Center’s:

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Donate Online

You may make a gift to the Center quickly and easily online. To designate one of the Center’s programs, please specify it in the box labeled "Special Instructions/Other Designation."

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Donate by Check

To donate by check, please send your gift to the Center, using our address at the bottom of the page. Checks should be made payable to “Stanford University” with “Bill Lane Center” included on the memo line.

Search Matching Funds Programs

We encourage you to seek matching funds from your employer when available. Stanford offers an online tool that can help you determine whether your employer provides matching funds. 

Other Giving Opportunities

There are opportunities to support the Center through a leadership gift, including a gift to ensure the future of the Center’s undergraduate education programs. For more information, please contact Denise Ellestad using the information below.

For information on making a planned gift, such as a bequest, please contact the Office of Planned Giving.

For more information about making a gift to the Bill Lane Center, please contact:

Denise Ellestad
Director of Development, Humanities & Sciences
Office of Development
Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center
326 Galvez Street
Stanford CA 94305-6105
Phone: (650) 723-0023
Fax: (650) 725-4365

Email: Denise.Ellestad at

Gifts to the Bill Lane Center are tax-deductible under applicable rules. The Center is part of Stanford University's tax exempt status as a Section 501 (c ) (3) public charity.

Photographs (Clockwise from upper left): "Walking the Farm" at Stanford University; Lombard Street, San Francisco; Vancouver Island, British Columbia; Michael Taylor '11 and Ian Montgomery '12 near Big Sur during a 46-day kayak journey; Lava Lake Ranch, Idaho; Arches National Park, Utah

Credits: L.A. Cicero; Bradley Davis; Pascal Bovet; Lane Hartman; Glenn Oakley; Wolfgang Staudt