Your gift ensures the prestigious CASBS fellowship program continues to attract the world’s best researchers in the social and behavioral sciences. Gifts can also support our groundbreaking workshops, discussions, and research projects.
Tackling big ideas and big problems requires substantial investment. By supporting CASBS you help generate research that makes a difference.
Annual gifts from past fellows, visiting scholars, and friends support the work of the Center. Scholars who have benefited from the opportunities afforded by time spent at CASBS—broadening of perspectives, reassessment of intellectual positions, and consideration of alternative methods and views through sustained interaction with others—have generously given back to CASBS through the annual fund.
To attract the very best fellows and respond to new and ever more complex issues, the Center needs to consistently increase annual support. Gifts made to CASBS stay with the Center and are spent exclusively on our fellows and programs.
Forms of giving such as life income gifts and estate bequests create opportunities for both our donors and CASBS. Choosing the right planned gift depends on your personal circumstances and financial goals.
The Live Oak Society recognizes the growing number of supporters who have included the Center in their estate plans. If you have already made arrangements to remember CASBS in your estate plans please allow us to honor your support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Center at (650) 736-0750. Donors also have the option of being recognized in Stanford’s Founding Grant Society.
Gifts to the endowed fund last in perpetuity, with only the payout from the fund spent each year to support the Center's goals and priorities. Your gifts to the CASBS endowment support the Center forever, providing a stable financial foundation for our academic mission.
Douglass North (1920-2015), a CASBS fellow in 1987-88 and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 1993, was for decades his discipline's preeminent scholar of institutions. His work on economic history, and his ideas about economic development continue to influence intellectual discourse across the social sciences.
North honored CASBS with a bequest. The Center seeks to augment the bequest and, in return, honor him by endowing a study in his name. If you so choose, there are two options for making a gift in memory of Douglass North:
- Send a check, payable to Stanford University, to CASBS with an accompanying note specifying that the gift is in memory of Douglass North.
- Make your gift online with a credit card. Click the green "Make Your Gift Now" button found above on this web page. When you encounter the "Special Instructions/Other Designation" box, please enter "In Memory of Douglass North."
North honored CASBS with a bequest. We seek to augment it and, in return, honor him by endowing a study in his name. Click HERE for information on making a gift in memory of Douglass North.
North honored CASBS with a bequest. We seek to augment it and, in return, honor him by endowing a study in his name. Click HERE for information on making a gift in memory of Douglass North.North honored CASBS with a bequest. We seek to augment it and, in return, honor him by endowing a study in his name. Click HERE for information on making a gift in memory of Douglass North.
Thanks to the generosity of the CASBS community, a new lectureship fund recognizes Bob Scott, the former long-time associate director, and his enduring impact. CASBS is pleased to acknowledge those who have donated to the fund. Click here to view the list and learn more about the fund.