Annual Report of Giving


The University Foundation at Sacramento State

Annual Report of Giving

About the Annual Report of Giving

Message from the Vice President for University Advancement

Message from the Vice President for University Advancement

AVP Carole Hayashino

Year after year, I have been honored to see the outpouring of support for Sacramento State by our generous donors.

That support is a reflection of the fondness and appreciation you have for the University and our students, faculty and programs. But it also shows an increasing understanding of the realities of what it takes to provide excellence in higher education.

This year's Annual Report of Giving is a departure from our usual Honor Roll of Donors in that it gives us the opportunity to focus on the breadth of support we receive from you: across colleges, through fundraising campaigns like The Campaign for Nursing, and through giving societies such as the President's Circle and the Legacy Circle.

Highlights of this year's private support, some of which you will read about in the following pages, include:

  • Outstanding contributions by alumni, faculty and friends of the University to The Campaign for Nursing have put us on pace to raise $1.8 million to expand the School of Nursing's facilities in Folsom Hall. Gifts included a $50,000 pledge from George and Linda Crandell, a $20,000 pledge from Western Health Advantage, a $20,000 gift from Sierra Health Foundation, a $10,000 gift from Sutter Health-Sacramento Sierra Region, a $10,000 pledge from Sonney Chong and a $10,000 pledge from Pamela Stewart. Several faculty members also made generous gifts to name teaching laboratories.
  • A $28,500 gift from Chevron Products Company will benefit 10 campus programs for students, including career development and support for students pursuing degrees in science, engineering, technology and mathematics.
  • Support for students in the arts will get a boost thanks to a $115,000 pledge from alumna Janet Saunders Schmidt ('50) to the Peggy Saunders Hall Memorial Scholarship Endowment.
  • Sleep Train's Ticket to Dream Foundation again awarded $50,000 to the Guardian Scholars Program to assist former foster youth in pursuing a college education.
  • Alumni Penny ('57 and '61) and Terry ('70) Kastanis and Holly Tiche ('89) and husband Sandor, both made $10,000 pledges to support the Alumni Center.

Of course, these gifts are just a snapshot. Thousands of donors each year make Sac State a part of their philanthropic plans, and each and every gift to the University is greatly appreciated because they help us provide the life-changing opportunities that come with a Sac State education.

I would like to personally thank you for the contributions you have made to the lives of our students. You allow us to do what we do best: educate the leaders who will make a difference in their professions and their communities.


AVP Hayashino - Signature

Carole Hayashino