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Leaders Matter

Leaders developed at Stanford University shape the future of our country by determining what media gets disseminated, what laws get passed, and how major decisions get made. Stanford has produced numerous leaders, especially  in technology, such as Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page, and PayPal’s Peter Thiel.

Today, however, we see many examples of failing leadership. We are a country that does not always protect the most vulnerable among us, that worships idols, such as money and fame, and that is focused on secular, earthly goals rather than spiritual and eternal ones. Raising up godly leaders at Stanford is the start of having God at the center of our culture. Christian Union Caritas, which ministers to Stanford invites you to become a partner in creating faithful leaders to transform our nation.


Who is shaping tomorrow's leaders?

A handful of universities and cities have an outsized influence on our nation’s culture. Nearly 70 percent of the nation’s most influential leaders come from just one percent of schools. Many of these institutions, including Stanford, were founded on Christian principles. Stanford’s founding documents state that “the Trustees … shall have power, and it shall be their duty … to prohibit sectarian instruction, but to have taught in the University the immortality of the soul, the existence of an all-wise and benevolent Creator, and that obedience to His laws is the highest duty of man.” Today, however, Stanford is decidedly secular and, in many cases, overtly antagonistic to the Christian faith. This rocky ground is where Christian Union Caritas sets its stake. 


Become a partner in developing and connecting these Christian leaders.

Christian Union Caritas believes that widespread proclamation of the Gospel and an outpouring of the Holy Spirit will transform Stanford and as a result, our nation. This new spiritual vitality will be built by students shaped at Stanford. The ministry develops leaders through mentoring and in-depth biblical study that honors the needs of the intellectual, intensely motivated students at Stanford.

Highly-qualified ministry faculty guide students in a deep understanding of their Christian faith. Through Bible courses and discipleship they learn to seek God’s purpose for their lives and graduate ready to do His work in the world. After graduation, Christian Union continues to nurture Stanford alumni with the faith and power to reshape our institutions through our alumni engagement programs and through CU New York.

Today you can help us make all this possible.

Christian Union Caritas Cornerstone Partners make these goals a reality. A charitable gift of $25 or more enables ministry faculty to develop and equip our nation's future leaders. Becoming a Christian Union Caritas Cornerstone Partner also affords you these unique benefits:


CU Cornerstone Caritas Partners are listed in Christian Union’s annual report if giving at the Bronze level or above. These Partners are also honored with their names posted prominently in the CU Caritas ministry center for students to take courage that people around the world care about their Christian development and the witness of Christ at Stanford.

Special invitations

Christian Union honors CU Cornerstone Partners with invitations to select special events free of charge. Those who are Partners at CU Caritas also receive invitations to special CU events at Stanford.

Christian Union recognizes that those who are partners in the ministry appreciate special updates. The ministry provides CU Caritas Cornerstone Partners with regular updates on the work, including communications from CEO and Founder Matt Bennett and from the CU Caritas Ministry Director and students.  Please know that CU associates pray for partners and their families every month.



Become a CU Caritas Cornerstone Partner now.

With your generous charitable gift of $25 or more, you will help Christian Union lay the foundation for revival and spiritual health in our nation. Simply complete the form below and you will be a partner in this vital work.

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Christian Union Caritas derives its name from the Latin word for Christian love of humanity which is caritas. In an address on October 3, 1902, Stanford founder Jane Stanford said, “Provision has been made whereby all those who love Our Lord Jesus Christ may partake of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at stated intervals in the Memorial Church” The ministry strives to see the love of Christ and of humanity in those who graduate from Stanford and in their impact on the world. 

Christian Union is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible as to the extent allowed by applicable law. To learn more about the benefits, and rights and responsibilities, of Cornerstone Partners, please go to www.ChristianUnion.org/cp-benefitsandrights.

ecfa memberThe ministry is a member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability (ECFA) and has its finances audited annually. Charges to credit cards appear as “Christian Union 6098740040.”

If you have questions, please contact a partner representative at (609) 874-0040, or email us at giving@ChristianUnion.org.