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We Are On the Rise

As a campus and a community, we are aiming high. Our Hornet family is On the Rise. As a donor, you are a part of this tremendous community that is improving thousands of lives in ways that will ripple across generations. 

Rising Together

Publicly launching in 2021, On the Rise: The Campaign for Sacramento State is uniting the Sacramento State community together to achieve one goal — to raise $225 million for Sacramento State and its students.

We are not only a university on the rise, but because of Sacramento State, we are a region on the rise, said President Robert S. Nelsen. And, together, we are making Sacramento even greater.

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.


Student On the Rise

Lillian Murphy thought she wanted to be a physician until she was introduced to research.


Alum On the Rise

From Hornet softball team captain to the first female coach in Major League Baseball.


Faculty On the Rise

Learning to listen is critical for this well-traveled educator.


Student On the Rise

Tranh Pham has seen that Sac State is a place where she can grow as an individual and a member of the Hornet family.


Student On the Rise

Scholarship changes the trajectory of this athlete's life for him and his family.


Student On the Rise

The Library’s Family Study Room is a safe space where Nayeli Casteñada can be a student and a mom.


Alum On the Rise

From Sac State to the NFL.


Alum On the Rise

NY Times author and "Project Runway" star, Elaine Welteroth continues to rise.


Student On the Rise

Now in law school, Gervilyn plans to start a nonprofit to help immigrants.