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About Ric Weiland

  Ric Weiland and partner Mike Schaefer

Richard "Ric" Weiland (class of '76), was a pioneering advocate for queer rights and Microsoft founder who entrusted Stanford University with funds to support queer health. As members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community, the Weiland Initative aims to continue to honor his legacy.


To learn more about Ric and his contributions:

The Angel Investor (Weiland Initiative)

The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Ric Weiland, Microsoft Employee No. 2, Still Making an Impact a Decade after his Death (Geekwire, 2017)

Lambda Legal Receives Historic Bequest from Ric Weiland Estate (Lambda Legal, 2008)

Ric Weiland '76, Innovator in Technology and Philanthropy (Stanford Benefactor, 2008)

Microsoft Pioneer Ric Weiland's Huge Bequest Changed Science, Society (The Seattle Times, 2017)