Changemakers is an annual event series made possible by the Yvette Lee Bowser ‘87 Fund. Like its name suggests, the series invites Stanford alumni that have created change to return to campus and speak, inspire, and spark creativity in what it means to truly serve the communities you are a part of.
The inaugural event took place in April 2022 and the second iteration of the series took place in April 2023. We include a land acknowledgement at the event, to ground and give importance to the indigenous people that were and are an important part of Stanford.
Changemakers features three Stanford alumni that are leaders in their communities and are nominated and carefully selected by the staff at the Centers for Equity, Community, and Leadership. The style of the event is to feature a student artistic performance, have a panel featuring the Changemakers and a moderator, and close out with awards to each Changemaker and gifts from the Centers, thanking them for all they have accomplished and their impact on society and the world at large.