Donor Stories


After teaching at the Leavey School of Business for more than 40 years, professor Meir Statman and his wife, Navah Statman MBA ’84, are investing generously in SCU's future.

John Ocampo sitting on a couch

Serial technology entrepreneurs and longtime Bronco supporters John ’79 and Susan Ocampo have donated $25M to advance STEM education at SCU.

Woman in a peach shirt smiling

Sheri Sobrato Brisson M.A. ’94, and Eric Brisson have funded the largest endowed chair in the history of SCU.

John A. '60, and Susan Sobrato

John A. ’60 and Susan Sobrato’s gift creates the single most transformational project in University history.

Karla De La Torre ’09, J.D. ’14 gives back to her community of Santa Clara Law School undocument students.

Leon Panetta ’60, J.D. ’63, H ’88, H ’13, P ’96 recognizes the importance of improving the lives of those around us before our own.

Abbie Schulz ’20 MS’21 and her family hope that when students see themselves directly reflected in the faculty, they experience a greater sense of belonging.

Craig Ulrici ’61 opens the doors of success for others with his family’s endowed scholarship.

Photo of Greenie and Donald Van Buren

Gratitude spurred Greenie Van Buren ’71, M.S. ’78 and husband Donald ’70 to give back to the Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation.

Larry Ankuda MBA ’75 and his family wanted to do something not just for the University, but for a student.

Half of Jeff and Tina Bird's $10 million investment supports new solar panel initiative; energy cost savings will be reinvested into campus sustainability plan.

Khanh Duy Russo ’01 has full faith in the University because it is driven by compassion, conscience and competence.

Ann Gonzales-Lindahl ’86 and Greg Lindahl ’86, MBA ’93 know that every gift--even a small gift--affects a student’s future.

Marge Webb knows that it’s not just Santa Clara students who will be helped but it’s all the people they help, too.

Kevin Padrick with his wife Karen

Kevin Padrick ’76, J.D./MBA ’79 and his wife Karen had a plan in place to help others be self-sufficient.