Students 2023

Support Our Global Community

Stanford Online High School's unique education model creates more robust opportunities for students, instructors, and staff through the Annual Fund.

Donate to the Annual Fund

To donate, visit the Stanford Giving site. Please note, you DO NOT need to log in, create a Stanford Pass account, or make a pledge via the first link to make a donation.


Your Support Means the World

All funds are put towards enhancing student’s experience both academically and socially in the academic year in which they were given.

We do not use the Annual Fund to bridge tuition gaps. 

Purpose of Annual Fund Donations:

  • Amplify Student Life opportunities for students
  • Promote curriculum innovation 
  • Support professional development for instructors and staff

    This Year's Campaign Goal: 100% Participation

    We encourage every family and employee to contribute and make a donation to the Annual Fund at any level. Every single donation – whether $10 or $10,000 – will demonstrate support towards Stanford OHS, and an appreciation for the unique education that our students receive.

    Ways to Give

    Stanford University is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and your gift may be tax deductible.

    Make a One-Time or Recurring Donation Today

    Give by Phone

    • Call 650-724-0627, Monday – Friday, 8am to 5pm Pacific Time.
    • Specify that your gift is for:
      Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies—Online High School.

    Give by Mail

    • Personal Check, Cashier's Check, or Money Order are accepted.
    • Mail your gift to Gift Processing, P.O. Box 20466, Stanford, CA 94309.
    • Make all checks payable to Stanford University and include Stanford Online High School as the gift designation.

    Stocks and Securities

    The most common methods for securities donations are listed with instructions on this Stanford Giving page. Ask the Gift Securities team to direct the gift to the Stanford Online High School Gift Fund (GAAVG). 

    Please note that stocks and securities gifts must be received in Stanford’s brokerage account by close of business on December 31 to qualify as a charitable donation this tax year.

    Wire Transfer

    Please view this document for custom instructions on how to send a gift to the Stanford OHS Annual Fund via Wire or ACH transfer. Please email ​​ with the indicated details. We ask that you copy on the email to also notify our business office of your gift. 

    A Culture of Giving

    The Stanford OHS community believes in the power of giving back. This year's Annual Fund campaign is about participation and support for the school at whatever giving level is meaningful for your family. Every gift makes a difference, no matter the amount.

    Employer Matching: Did you know?

    Many employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Request a matching gift form from your employer and send it completed and signed with your gift. The benefit of your gift to Stanford OHS may be doubled or possibly tripled.

    How Donations are Used

    Annual Fund donations directly impact Stanford OHS students, instructors, and staff by providing additional funding for professional development, curriculum innovation, and building our student community. Click to see more examples of how your donations impact our global community.
    Ethics Bowl

    Enhance Student Life

    The Annual Fund helps strengthen the Stanford OHS student community through financial support for clubs, competitions, international trips, guest speakers, and student life events from Pixel Festival to Prom. Here's an example:

    The Ethics Bowl Club has attracted significant interest from Stanford OHS students annually. The club is organized around preparing for the Northern California High School Ethics Bowl regional competition hosted by the Santa Cruz University Philosophy Department each year. This event is one of the largest regional high school Ethics Bowl events in the nation, attracting more than 20 teams from around Northern California.

    "Our teams have done an outstanding job every year! With the good fortune that is born of hard work, we have had a team win the regional event five of the last six years, and advance to the National High School Ethics Bowl competition held at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While there is no doubt that we have all enjoyed our teams’ success in these competitive events, it is rightfully overshadowed by the success we have had in achieving the original goals of the program: sharpening minds and building relationships. We are grateful to the Annual Fund for fully supporting travel and registration to this event!" - Will Beals, Philosophy Core Instructor

    Curriculum Innovation

    This past year, the Annual Fund supported the development of new curricula including Pixelia Publishing, a collaboration between Stanford OHS instructors, alumni, and students to edit and publish books. "Bath: An Adumbration in Rhyme. A Critical Edition for Readers of Jane Austen," is the work of English teacher Ben Wiebracht, seven Stanford OHS students, and recent alumni. Taking the late-eighteenth-century poem by the minor poet John Matthews, they created a new edition which includes a richly annotated text of the poem, as well as an introduction that situates the book in relation to Austen’s life and career.

    The Annual Fund helped cover the cost to publish hard-copies of the book and allow our students, alumni, and instructors to be published authors and editors! Since this edition, students in John Lanier's Latin class published their latest work, "AVARICVM," a Latin text of Caesar's Gallic War VII. You can read the text and purchase a copy of these works at this link:
    Latin Club

    Professional Development

    Our staff and instructors are encouraged to pursue academic and professional advancement through increased funding for research, and opportunities to travel and participate in conferences and workshops. For example:

    "Since COVID, the Latin program​ has benefited from the Annual Fund by enabling instructors to attend and lead professional presentations and conferences. Several instructors presented at the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in the Spring of 2022, an academic conference normally reserved for established faculty. Financial support from the Annual Fund helped make this happen on various levels, by covering our school's membership, travel for instructors to be there in person, and facilitating the online presentation, and more.

    The Annual Fund also allows students of our Latin program to participate in fun extra-academic national competitions such as the National Classical Etymology Exam and the National Latin Exam, and covers academic membership dues such as the American Classical League (for instructor sponsors of student events), and the National Junior Classical League. All of this is closely related to the work and training we do in Latin Club, but is not exclusively part of Latin Club, as these events are open to all Stanford OHS Latin students." - Anna Pisarello, Latin Instructor

    "The Annual Fund signifies the strong ties of the Stanford Online High School community since it is driven by the active engagement of our families around the world, and supports the needs of students, staff, and instructors directly. Thank you so much for your continued support and participation in making this global community such a unique and special place!"

    - Tomohiro Hoshi, Head of School

    Honor Roll

    Our Honor Roll has been updated to include all students whose families have made a donation to the Annual Fund for this academic year. 


    Annual Fund Committees

    The Annual Fund is a volunteer, parent-led initiative. This year, we have a great parent committee representing every grade level, enrollment status, and those from all across the world.

    Parent Committee

    • Katherine Pacholyk and Melanie Palance, Co-Chairs
    • Kate Dao
    • Nicola Davies
    • Alison DeLorenzo Juricek
    • Jessie Djata
    • Nell Forgacs
    • Rashmi Gupta
    • Jing Hu
    • Jiyoon Im
    • Paul Jessen
    • Lyudmila Kan
    • Ping Liu
    • Nora O’Hara
    • Lindsey Own
    • Shobana Raghu
    • Caroline Rocky 
    • Meera Scarrow
    • Gita Shah
    • Jamie Whittenburg
    • Annie Wu

    School Committee

    • Dr. Tomohiro Hoshi, Head of School
    • Meg Lamont, Assistant Head of School
    • Josh Carlson, Director of Business Operations
    • Christine Van Winkle, Associate Director of Business Operations
    • April McElrath, Financial Analyst
    • Louise Schultze, Marketing and Outreach Specialist