November 27, 2007

Another milestone year for private support

Alumni and the community continued to show strong support for Sacramento State last year, providing a record level of private funding for priorities such as gifts and bequests for scholarships, new equipment, a future endowed chair and facilities.

In all, Sacramento State recorded $16.2 million in total gift commitments in  2006-07. It was slightly more than the prior year and represents the second year in a row that the campus has met the California State University system goal of raising at least 10 percent of resources provided by the General Fund.

The totals were compiled for a recent end-of-fiscal-year report to the Chancellor’s Office.

“People are enthusiastic about the campus and the progress we’re making,” said Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez. “We are privileged that so many of our alumni and friends support projects that will impact thousands of students for generations to come.”

The giving total reflects five new bequests to the University through estate plans. Total testamentary commitments for the year reached more than $7.5 million, up from $1.2 million the year before.

“Our donors understand that the gifts represent a level of excellence for the programs we offer our students. They care about Sacramento State, and they are committed to making a difference,” said Carole Hayashino, Vice President for University Advancement.

Highlights for last year’s private support include: