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The past, present, and future of Stanford University is integrally tied to the American West. The generous support from friends of the Bill Lane Center for the American West enables our research, teaching and reporting about western land and life. 

Your gift matters

Your gift to our undergraduate programs inspires the next generation of Western leaders through firsthand experiences in the West, counting fish at Henry's Fork or exploring the Yellowstone National Park archives. It propels current scholars of the West to reach across disciplines to colleagues in the natural and social sciences. It helps journalists shine a spotlight on contemporary issues of the West through print, online and interactive media. Your gift continues to position the Lane Center as the leading hub for study of the American West today and for years to come. 

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Gifts come in many forms - from family archives of Sunset Magazine to scholarship funds for undergraduate programs. We are excited to have you as our partner to advance the scholarly and public understanding of the past, present and future of the North American West. 

Gifts to the Lane Center for the American West 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.

Note: If your gift is in memory of our late Advisory Council member, Bill Lilley, please include "in memory of Bill Lilley" in the comments/gift instructionfield. 

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