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John Rodriguez, Business Administration ’19

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Sacramento State
On the Rise

On the Rise is a campaign accelerating Sacramento State’s transformational impact on individual lives, diverse communities, Sacramento, California, and the world. Donors are invited to invest in initiatives designed to build from Sacramento State’s tremendous growth and transformation.

Supporting Students

Inspired by our students' efforts and ambitions, Sacramento State wants to double the number of student scholarships and increase support for student services programs. We know the more support we give our students now, the brighter all our futures will be.

Everything Sacramento State does for its students can be amplified with your investment. Together, we can seize this moment and ensure Sacramento State will always be On the Rise.

Deepening Knowledge

As a leading teaching university, Sacramento State is committed to creating learning environments throughout campus to ensure people of all learning types, abilities, and ages can thrive.

Everything Sacramento State does for its students can be amplified with your investment. Together, we can seize this moment and ensure Sacramento State will always be On the Rise.

Building Community

Driven by our passion for community-engaged scholarships, Sacramento State is creating new spaces and partnerships to support enriched learning activities that will benefit students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the entire Sacramento region.

Everything Sacramento State does for its students can be amplified with your investment. Together, we can seize this moment and ensure Sacramento State will always be On the Rise.

Campaign Priorities

On the Rise seeks to inspire donors to give $225 million to Sacramento State to amplify our impact on the region, state, and world. Explore how you can help Sacramento State rise by supporting our campaign priorities:

University-Wide

  1. Ernest E. Tschannen Science Complex
  2. Placer Center
  3. The Dale and Katy Carlsen Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Schools & Colleges

  1. College of Arts & Letters
  2. College of Business
  3. College of Continuing Education
  4. College of Education
  5. College of Engineering & Computer Science
  6. College of Health & Human Services
  7. College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
  8. College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies

Other Areas of Support

  1. Alumni Association
  2. Athletics
  3. Faculty/Staff
  4. Sac State Fund
  5. Student Affairs
  6. University Library

The University Foundation at Sacramento State invests and distributes funds for the benefit of the University.

Philanthropic Map

Sacramento State's academic excellence, inclusive environment, and commitment to student well-being stand in large part on a foundation of support from the community.