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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 for our Sacramento State students. It ensures that potential is nurtured and grown, thoughts are stimulated, and curiosity and innovative pursuits are encouraged. At Sacramento State, students choose their own path and these experiences help them define their place in an ever-changing world. When you give to your passion — whether it's assisting students facing hardships, supporting an area of study or research, or advancing academic programs — you are enhancing the Sacramento State 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 Sacramento State that resonates the most with you. If you are unsure if there is an area that aligns with your philanthropic passions, 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 meaningful and impactful. Every gift makes a difference and, collectively, we can help our students transform their lives and communities. By working together, we all rise.

Campaign Priorities

The President’s Circle

We invite you to be a part of this influential group of donors who are having a powerful impact on the lives of our students through the President’s Circle. With an unrestricted annual gift of $1,500 or more, you will join the President's Circle and the growing number of alumni, faculty, staff, friends, and business and community leaders, who are passionate about making a difference in 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 the President's Circle and help support and grow our next generation of leaders. Contact the 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 department chairs to respond to emerging needs and expand vital programming within their college or department. Donors within the Dean's 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 areas of the Sacramento State mission that speak most to the philanthropic passions of the next generation. This circle of up-and-coming changemakers elevates our culture of generosity and support by being ambassadors for Hornet philanthropy. To learn more about becoming involved, email Sac State Next Gen.

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 at Sacramento State 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 Sacramento State future. To find out more, send an email to Planned Giving at Sacramento State or visit the Sac State Legacy Circle 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 they directly impact students’ lives. They also help celebrate and motivate our best and brightest students.

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