Giving to MLA Program

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The MLA program is funded solely through tuition and the generosity of our alumni.

With your help, we can continue to expand our course offerings, produce unique and compelling events, and build the intellectual community our students and alumni demand. Your donations also help us to keep the program affordable for future students.

We put to good use giving of any amount; some examples of initiatives and activities your gift can help sustain:

  • Annual production of the Tangents journal
  • Funding the annual Stanford author event
  • Funding the annual Welcome Dinner for incoming students
  • Funding a specific course
  • Funding the MLA graduation ceremonies

Another important way for you to help the program is through your connections, and spreading the word about the program to potential applicants. You are our best resource for recruiting future classes.

We are grateful for all forms of support our alumni wish to extend: from volunteering time, to giving in any amount, to promoting the program among your circles.

Support the MLA Program

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You may also send gifts by check; please make the check out to Stanford University, and mail to

MLA Program
450 Jane Stanford Way
Building 460
Stanford, CA 94305

Gifts of financial support, of securities, or in-kind donations will qualify as tax-deductible contributions; gifts postmarked by December 31 may benefit this tax year.

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