The wait is nearly over. After years of hoping, wishing and planning, the long-anticipated "Science II" building is one step closer to becoming reality. The CSU Board of Trustees approved the project at its November meeting and the CSU system will provide $71 million in funding.
Sac State is seeking private support for the remaining $20 million for the facility which will include state-of-the-art teaching labs, interactive study spaces, a planetarium and the potential for naming rights.
The buzz is building for a new Event Center at Sac State. Supporters have raised more than $975,000 for the new facility through The Power of 1,000 Hornets crowdfunding campaign.
The fundraising effort, which aims to raise $1 million in seed money for the center with pledges from Hornet friends and fans, gained early momentum with a $750,000 gift commitment from philanthropist Ernest Tschannen. Since then, interest in the much-needed facility continues to attract backers. As incentive, the first 1,000 benefactors to complete a $1,140 pledge will be recognized with signage in the new building.
The President’s Circle at Sacramento State is truly that – a “circle of very special friends” who are dedicated to ensuring a bright future for the University while giving the gift of education to the many talented students who choose to study here. When you become a member of the President’s Circle, you help join the growing number of community members who help support the President’s key priorities. These include keeping shelves stocked at the student food pantry, contributing to the student emergency grant fund, and helping provide national and international travel opportunities for students.