October 9, 2006

Green and Gold Gala crowd gets good news:
$4.7 million in gifts to Sacramento State

An event billed as “an evening of art, music and the unexpected” delivered with the announcement of nearly $5 million in gifts during Friday’s Green and Gold Gala at Sacramento State.

The annual event in the University Union Ballroom celebrated the University’s 60th year of instruction and prominently featured Sacramento State student artists and their work. It also honored philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad who contributed $2 million to build a new field house, named the Broad Athletic Facility.

Last year marked a milestone fundraising year at Sacramento State, and 2006-07 looks to be off to an equally promising start. University President Alexander Gonzalez used the Gala to announce several new gifts:

The evening also included numerous acknowledgements of the generosity of Sacramento State donors, including a video tribute to Eli and Edythe Broad.






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