SF State thanks donors

San Francisco State University thanks the countless alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends whose generous donations help the University make learning happen.

During the most recent fiscal year, 2013-14, members of the SF State community joined together to raise $14.3 million to support the University's people, programs and mission. These investments in the students of today and tomorrow are critical to ensuring excellence and affordability in higher education. In addition, the number of new donors to SF State increased 27 percent compared with the previous fiscal year.

Among other highlights:

  • The Students First campaign announced in April that it had surpassed expectations by raising $14.4 million for student scholarships in just under two years.
  • The Hearst Foundation awarded SF State a $125,000 grant to support scholarships for the Guardian Scholars program.
  • With the help of a generous donation from alum and SF State Foundation board member Don Nasser (B.A., '63), the University renovated the main gymnasium and locker rooms.
  • Several large gifts were recognized at the annual President's Dinner and Alumni Hall of Fame, including a gift from alum Jerold Rosenberg (B.A., '62) to establish the Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship Endowment in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts; a gift from Barbara and Richard Rosenberg to create the new Barbara and Richard Rosenberg Institute for Marine Biology and Environmental Science at the Romberg Tiburon Center; and a generous multimillion dollar leadership gift from alum Ken Fong (B.S., '71) to the College of Science & Engineering to establish the Ken Fong Translational Research Fund.

The University will soon begin its first-ever comprehensive campaign, with the goal of raising $150 million in six years.

To donate to the University, visit the Office of University Development website at develop.sfsu.edu/makeagiftDonations can be made to specific programs or campaigns or to the University's annual fund.

-- Jonathan Morales