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Your Gift Matters

Racism is undoubtedly one of the most complex, on-going, and pressing issues facing humanity. The murder of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are only the most recent and tragic reminder of the anti-Blackness and racism woven into the very fabric of American society. Racism is a global problem and has been the impetus for war, environmental injustice, economic division and cultural exclusion. It intersects with issues of gender equity, educational attainment, criminal justice, health, and citizenship, and is exacerbated by new technologies. In order to “solve” this issue and create diverse, thriving communities, we need psychologists, artists, historians, economists, physicians, entrepreneurs, computer scientists, climate researchers, legal scholars, and more. 

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) celebrates 25 years as Stanford University’s hub for innovative scholarship on race and ethnicity. Our mission is toadvance racial justice through research and teaching about race, racism, and inequality.Our 150 affiliated faculty hail from nearly every school at the University and deploy diverse methodologies to understand and intervene in all sectors where race and ethnicity shape our global world. Our students come from diverse backgrounds and go on to apply their critical thinking about racial justice in diverse fields including health, law, politics, technology, education, business, and the arts. We bring together the best minds in partnership with communities, movements, policymakers, and industry leaders to eliminate racism, marginalization and discrimination. 

Our Goals

  • Accelerate solutions-focused research that advances racial equity in the world;
  • Educate students to think critically about and be leaders for racial justice;
  • Grow the pipeline of scholars, students, practitioners working to advance racial justice;
  • Convene diverse constituents to set national/global agendas to transform how race works.

Make a Gift

In this time of budgetary restrictions and an uncertain financial climate, annual gifts from friends of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity are especially important to funding its fellowships, research, and other innovative programs. All gifts are tax deductible. Every gift is welcome and appreciated!

To make a gift through the Stanford University online portal, please click the link below. To ensure that your gift is designated for CCSRE, please follow these instructions: In the first drop-down menu, select "Institutes, Centers, and more". In the second drop-down menu, select "Other designation (specify below)". In the text box, write "Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity".

Make a Gift

For more information, please contact Scott Sugiura at the Office of Development, 650.723.1208 or

Named Gifts

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity appreciates the support of all donors who have made gifts over the past years, including:

  • Adrian and Monica Arima Gift
  • Ina Coleman Gift for CCSRE
  • Anne and Loren Kieve Distinguished Speaker Fund
  • Jeff and Tricia Raikes Fund for CCSRE