Thanks to You, We are Finishing with a Flourish!
SDSU reached its ambitious $750 million fundraising goal in October. A challenge gift of $25 million from Ron and Alexis Fowler put us over the top in the first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Reaching the goal is satisfying, but even more so is the groundswell of support from alumni, friends and the campus community that made the campaign a success.
More than 47,000 new donors, including 7,500 students and recent graduates, gave in support of scholarships, endowed faculty chairs, research, athletics, academic enrichment opportunities and upgraded facilities.
CHHS raised $20,385,027. This includes cash gifts, pledges that will be paid over the next five years, and planned gifts which will be realized in the future. We are thankful for all of these gifts, big and small, now and later. These gifts will provide scholarships for students as well as support research efforts, building improvements, and programs that provide unique student learning opportunities as they benefit the community.
The university will be placing a donor thank you wall at the entrance to campus, near the new Clay gate. This wall will list individuals and corporations who gave $100,000 and more since the start of the campaign in 2007. It is not too late to be included on this wall honoring our donors! As SDSU President Elliot Hirshman observed, the university will continue to need donor support even as The Campaign for SDSU concludes. “While The Campaign for SDSU has surpassed its goals, philanthropic support and the building of a culture of philanthropy remain essential. Moving forward, philanthropic support for endowed scholarships, endowed professorships and academic facili-ties will be critical to the university’s excellence.”
If you are interested in making a gift, please contact Breanna or Rebecca at the email or phone number to the left.
Introducing Breanna Weeks, Sr. Director of Development
In August, Breanna Weeks was promoted to Senior Director of Development for the Fowler College of Business Administration and the College of Health and Human Services. Breanna has more than 11 years of major gift fundraising and nonprofit leadership experience, including serving on the Vice President’s leadership team at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Since joining SDSU in 2014, Breanna has managed successful relationships with prospects for the Fowler College of Business Administration and with faculty to close many gifts. While continuing her current exemplary development work for the College of Business and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center, she will also assume the lead fundraising role with CHHS to pursue major gift opportunities.