The Gerstner Family Foundation supports basic and translational biomedical research, access to an excellent education for young people in grades K-12, and organizations that assist people who have suffered temporary setbacks and need a “helping hand” to restore their equilibrium.

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  • Fourteen of 15 into Stanford early: Eye-popping admission stats for low-income advising program
    April 2, 2018

    Stanford University is the most selective in the country for undergraduate admissions, drawing more than 40,000 applicants a year and turning away 19 for every one it accepts. But a select cadre of high school seniors is getting into the private university in Silicon Valley at a much higher rate. They are scholars in a nonprofit advising program called Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America, which helps students from low-income families apply to college. Fifteen of them applied to Stanford last fall for early admission to the class entering in 2018. In December, the program reports, 14 got in.

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The Gerstner Family Foundation was founded in 1989 by Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. and his family. The foundation is an expression of Mr. Gerstner’s strong personal commitment to give back to society, which he considers as important a part of his legacy as his exceptional career in business. Most of the foundation’s giving is in New York City, Boston and Palm Beach and their surrounding communities.

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