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)
Lamda Legal Receives Historic Bequest from Ric Weiland Estate (Lamda 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)