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Stanford Celebrates the Parents' Club

February 23, 2024

Photo Credit: David Allen Photography

Who We Are

PLACEHOLDER:

The Stanford Parents’ Club is a worldwide network of Stanford families, with over 9000 members from 47 countries.   

Founded in 1924 as a non-profit and run entirely by member volunteers, the Club offers parents and guardians opportunities to learn, connect and have fun as they build community together.  

The Club’s signature programs include: 

  • Online Distinguished Speaker Series

  • Social Activities

  • Interactive Online Communities


The Club also provides scholarships to Stanford students and fosters a culture of volunteerism supporting Stanford and the Stanford family community.  

Membership is free, and all parents, guardians and support persons of current and former Stanford students are welcome and encouraged to join. Learn more and join today

These activities are in concordance with Article III of our Bylaws, which states: "The purposes of this corporation shall be as stated in its Articles of Incorporation and shall include (i) bringing together parents of Stanford University (“Stanford”) students, and others, in social and intellectual exchange and (ii) supporting Stanford and its students through volunteer activities and donations to the ...Club Scholarship Fund." 

For information about our activities and programs, click here:

Impact:

  • Each year, thousands of Stanford parents and guardians participate in our online communities, programs and events. 

  • Hundreds volunteer with us, from all over the world.​

  • We also recruit over 300 volunteers to assist during major Stanford events and initiatives. 

  • We support Stanford students and student programs. We’ve raised over $1 million for scholarships and have funded over 42 Stanford student scholarships to date.

100th Anniversary Celebration Toast

February 23, 2024

Slideshow Highlighting our 100 Year History

February 23, 2024

1986-2026 Club Presidents

Founder's Day Luncheon

January 18, 2024

Past, current, and future presidents of the club were in attendance for our 100th Birthday Celebration.

Back row: Mary Popek (1999-2022), Susan Mackay (current president, 2022-2024), Marcia Hansen (2012-2014), Gretchen Nonnenberg (1993-1994), Patricia Mastrandrea (2002-2004),  Sheree Williams (2011-2012)

 

Middle row: Karen McCaul (1989-1990), Nancy Hardesty (2009-2011), Eva Jacob (2005-2007), Happy Dumas (1991-1992), Nancy Stevens (2000-2001), Ramona Varella (2017-2019), Rosenna Yau (1994-1995)

 

Front row: Mary Rose Theis (2019-2021), Vijay Chawla (future president, 2024-2026), Sheri Blaisdell (2021-2022), Nancy Franich (2009-2011)

Centennial History

Our Club was founded on January 18, 1924. Each month during the 2023-24 academic year, our Centennial History Team will release content and video highlighting Stanford Parents' Club history.

Birth of the Club - January 1924

Our Centennial History

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Coming in May: Making Homemade Aprricot Jam - A Parent's Club Tradition

Stanford Parents' Club History

Stanford Parents' Club History

Birth of the Club - January 1924

The Club Founded 1923 - 1924

The Chrysanthemyum Tea

1986-2026 Club Presidents

Founder's Day Luncheon

January 18, 2024

Past, current, and future presidents of the club were in attendance for our 100th Birthday Celebration.

Founder's Day Luncheon

January 18, 2024

Past, current, and future presidents of the club were in attendance for our 100th Birthday Celebration.

1986-2026 Club Presidents

Founder's Day Luncheon

January 18, 2024

Past, current, and future presidents of the club were in attendance for our 100th Birthday Celebration.

Back row: Mary Popek (1999-2022), Susan Mackay (current president, 2022-2024), Marcia Hansen (2012-2014), Gretchen Nonnenberg (1993-1994), Patricia Mastrandrea (2002-2004),  Sheree Williams (2011-2012)

 

Middle row: Karen McCaul (1989-1990), Nancy Hardesty (2009-2011), Eva Jacob (2005-2007), Happy Dumas (1991-1992), Nancy Stevens (2000-2001), Ramona Varella (2017-2019), Rosenna Yau (1994-1995)

 

Front row: Mary Rose Theis (2019-2021), Vijay Chawla (future president, 2024-2026), Sheri Blaisdell (2021-2022), Nancy Franich (2009-2011)

1986-2026 Club Presidents

Back row: Mary Popek (1999-2022), Susan Mackay (current president, 2022-2024), Marcia Hansen (2012-2014), Gretchen Nonnenberg (1993-1994), Patricia Mastrandrea (2002-2004),  Sheree Williams (2011-2012)

 

Middle row: Karen McCaul (1989-1990), Nancy Hardesty (2009-2011), Eva Jacob (2005-2007), Happy Dumas (1991-1992), Nancy Stevens (2000-2001), Ramona Varella (2017-2019), Rosenna Yau (1994-1995)

 

Front row: Mary Rose Theis (2019-2021), Vijay Chawla (future president, 2024-2026), Sheri Blaisdell (2021-2022), Nancy Franich (2009-2011)

Founder's Day Luncheon

January 18, 2024

Past, current, and future presidents of the club were in attendance for our 100th Birthday Celebration.

Through the Years