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Gifts add sparkle to Gala

A great party was made even better when Sacramento State’s inaugural Green and Gold Gala brought with it the announcement of several major gifts totaling more than $3 million dollars.

Many of the donors followed the lead of the night’s honorees, Alex and Faye Spanos, who contributed $10 million to the University’s Recreation, Wellness, Events Center and Stadium project. The gifts included:

  • $1.3 million from alumnus Bill Campbell and his wife Margie toward construction of a new field house on the south end of the stadium and renovation of the tennis courts.
  • A commitment from McCarthy Building Company to help construct the field house, which will include workout facilities, locker rooms, conference areas and coaches’ office.

Additional gifts touched on other campus priorities related to the University’s ambitious Destination 2010 initiative to ransform the campus into a premier metropolitan university and a destination campus for the West. The gifts included:

  • $1.2 million from Follett Higher Education Group toward
    construction of a new Hornet Bookstore.
  • $650,000 from Java City for construction of a coffee house in the University Library and renovation of a campus eatery.
  • $200,000 from local restaurateurs the Fat Family for capital improvements to a campus food court.

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