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Sac State Fund

Our comprehensive outreach has one single focus: our students come first.

Your generosity helps remove the barriers that limit what's possible, ensures that potential is nurtured and grown, thoughts stimulated, and encourages curiosity and innovation. At Sac State, students choose their own path, and their experiences along the way help them define their place in a world that in changing faster than ever. When you give to your passion, whether that's assisting students facing hardships, an area of study or research, or academic success programs, you are enhancing the student experience, and subsequently, how they will impact the world.

You can make an immediate difference by making a gift to the Sac State Fund. Every gift in support of a current-use fund is a gift to the Sac State Fund. We invite you to take some time to find the area of Sac State that resonates the most with you. If you are unsure if there is an area that aligns with the impact you would like to make, please contact us. As an anchor institution rising to meet the needs of our region, we can help ensure that your gift, no matter the amount, is meaningul and serviceable. Every gift makes a difference and, collectively, we help our students transform lives and communities. Together is how we rise.

Campaign Priorities

President’s Circle

We invite you to engage in the power of impact as a donor to The President’s Circle. With an unrestricted annual gift of $1,500 or more, you will join a growing number of alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and business and community leaders, who are interested in directly impacting the lives of our students. Your dedication and generosity will provide President Robert S. Nelsen with the opportunity to fund programs such as the ASI Food Pantry, the Student Emergency Grant Program, as well as address emerging needs, and unexpected situations in times of crisis. Your contribution to the President's Circle will have an immediate and direct impact.

Join our circle and help support and grow our next generation of leaders. Contact President’s Circle for more information on how to join this transformative group.

Dean’s Circle

Gifts to the Dean’s Circle allow Deans and Chairs to respond to emerging needs and expand vital programming. Donors within the Circle help fund scholarships, research opportunities, guest lectures, visiting professors, support services, advanced technology, and more! With your gift of $500 or more to a College, Department, or University Library, you are providing innovative possibilities for our students and our future.

Sac State Next Gen

Leaders in generosity, Sac State Next Gen members are committed to promoting and contributing to the Sac State area(s) that they value most. This circle of up-and-coming changemakers elevate our culture of generosity and suport by being ambassadors for Hornet philanthropy. To learn more about becoming involved, email us

Legacy Giving

When you include Sacramento State in your estate plan, your generosity gives the gift of education and creates opportunities for generations of students to come. The Sac State Legacy Circle was established to recognize alumni, faculty, staff, parents, friends, and supporters who have included the University Foundation in their estate plans through gifts of cash or securities, trusts, real estate, retirement plans, insurance, or other forms of planned gifts. As a Legacy Circle member, you are an essential part of the Sac State future. To find out more, send an email to Planned Giving at Sac State or click on the link above to learn more about planned giving vehicles.

Invest In Scholarships. Invest in The Future.

Give The Gift of Education

Scholarships are among the most rewarding ways to give to Sacramento State because of the direct impact they can make on students' lives. It also provides opportunities to recognize and motivate our best and brightest students. Join us today. For more information, email


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