Year Participation Contributions
’94 44 percent $14,044
’95 52 percent $22,114
’96 58 percent $21,362
’97 62 percent $23,249
’98 73 percent $24,589
’99 80 percent (goal)  

Forget about job interviews, grad applications and nagging coursework. This year’s seniors face a real challenge: matching last year’s senior class donation. Nearly 73 percent of the Class of ’98 made a donation to the University. “An impressive record,” concedes Mina Bak, ’99, one of four senior class presidents, “but we’re not intimidated.” Total student contributions to The Stanford Fund are relatively small ($25,000 this year versus $6.8 million from alums). But it’s the growing participation rate that pleases campus officials.