ExxonMobil Joining Stanford Energy Alliance

  Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest oil company, announced it will become the first founding member of the new Stanford Strategic Energy Alliance, an initiative that will examine ways to improve energy access, security and technology while reducing impacts on the environment. As part of its commitment, ExxonMobil will contribute $20 million in funding over […]


KPMG Signs Stanford Golfer as Brand Ambassador

Accounting firm KPMG has signed a global sponsorship agreement with aspiring professional women’s golfer Mariah Stackhouse. Stackhouse, a 2016 Stanford University graduate and standout member of its 2015 NCAA National Champion Women’s Golf Team, will be supported by KPMG on her quest to join and succeed on the LPGA Tour. As part of the agreement […]


Nike Founder Donates $400 Million to Stanford

STANFORD, CA– Stanford University announced the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, a graduate-level scholarship to prepare a new generation of global leaders with the skills to address the increasingly complex challenges facing the world.

The program is named for alumnus Philip H. Knight, philanthropist, American businessman and co-founder of Nike Inc., who is contributing $400 million, and Stanford’s outgoing 10th President John L. Hennessy. The program builds on Stanford’s preeminent position in higher education, with seven globally ranked multidisciplinary graduate schools that foster service, collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship.