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How to Give

The Division of University Advancement serves the University by inspiring philanthropic support of our mission, programs, initiatives, and students.

Make a secure gift online

Contribute to the area(s) or programs(s) you support in a single transaction using our secure form.

If you need assistance, please contact us at (916) 278-6989.

Give over the phone

Contact us at (916) 278-6989 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Send your gift by mail

Download and complete the Sacramento State gift form. Then, indicate the area you would like to support in the memo line of your check.

Make your check(s) payable to University Foundation at Sacramento State and mail it to:

Development Office
Sacramento State
6000 J Street MS 6030
Sacramento, CA 95819

If you need assistance, please contact us at (916) 278-6989.

Set up a recurring gift

Recurring donors are the backbone of many programs, and it is the easiest way to ensure continued impact.

Contribute to the area(s) or programs(s) you support using our secure form. Select "Perpetual Giving" and set the frequency of your ongoing gift.

If you need assistance, please contact us at (916) 278-6989.

See if your employer matches gifts

You can double or triple your contribution if your employer or partner's employer has a matching gift program.

Check to see if your company matches gifts to Sacramento State.

Give stocks & securities

Maximize your gift and tax benefits by making a gift through stocks and/or securities.

Call (916) 278-6989 to get started.

Make a wire transfer

Making a wire transfer is a simple three-step process.

  1. Provide Sac State's wire information to your financial institution.
  2. Include your full name in the memo with the wire transfer.
  3. Notify Steven Loya, Director of Planned Giving, at (916) 278-6115 with the details of your intention.

For specific wire information and instructions, contact Steven. Please include your full name, the amount to be transferred, the name of your financial institution, and the date of the transfer.

Discover planned giving options

Provide life-changing opportunities to future students by including Sacramento State in your estate plans. You'll enjoy benefits, including tax savings and life-income possibilities.

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Make a pledge

Promise a gift and make payments over time. You can pay using cash, credit cards, securities, or other assets for up to five years.

Call us at (916) 278-6989 for assistance.

Give gifts-in-kind or real property

Gifts-in-kind are tangible personal property or other physical assets that are of value to the University, such as artwork, books, equipment, etc.

Gifts of real property, such as land, farms, personal residences, and rental or commercial property, can relieve capital gains taxes, eliminate property expenses, and benefit the University's long-term philanthropic goals.

Gifts of real property include cryptocurrency, including Bitcoin (BTC), and you can make them by establishing a donor-advised fund (DAF) through a sponsoring organization. The DAF would then convert your gift into dollars for transfer to Sacramento State.

Call us at (916) 278-6989 to get started.

Give as Sac State faculty/staff

As a Sacramento State employee/PERS member, you can give through a monthly payroll deduction to The University Foundation at Sacramento State. You can submit the form one of three ways:

  1. Access Acrobat Adobe Sign to complete the authorization form and submit it electronically to Sacramento State Development.
  2. Print and complete the authorization form and forward it to Gift Processing-Ms 6030 via interoffice mail.
  3. Print and complete the authorization form and mail it to Sacramento State Development Office, 6000 J Street, Ms 6030 Sacramento Hall Room 118, Sacramento, CA 95819.

Official gift procedures

The following policies provide you with information regarding fundraising at Sacramento State.

Frequently asked questions

Review answers to common gift-giving questions or call us (916) 278-6989.

How the University deposits gifts

All gifts are deposited through the University Foundation at Sacramento State (UFSS), a 501(c)(3) organization serving as the primary philanthropic auxiliary for Sacramento State, acquiring and managing financial and other resources for the University.