The Power of 1,000 Hornets

Sacramento State is the hub for many community activities, yet the campus lacks an indoor modular seating arena to accommodate lectures or ceremonies, sporting events and competitions, concerts and other large-attendance gatherings.

Sacramento State’s Strategic and Master Plans call for a thoughtful solution: the construction of an Event Center, a central campus arena that will serve as a hub for athletic, entertainment and academic activities. To catalyze the process to seek approval for the project from the California State University, dedicated funds must be committed in support of the facility.

The Event Center is a Sacramento State priority that needs support from multiple stakeholders—alumni, donors, faculty and staff, students, and community and corporate partners. In the event the funds raised through The Power of 1,000 Hornets aren’t required to fund the facility, the gifts will be redirected to enhance and expand Athletics facilities and programs.

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To make your gift online, please use this form.

If you prefer to mail a gift, please download and complete this form.  

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The Power of 1,000 Hornets is a crowdfunding effort to raise more than $1 million from 1,000 dedicated Hornets to support a Sacramento State Event Center.

As a recent graduate of Sacramento State . . .

Winter Commencement 2015

Your involvement is very important to us. However, we realize that there may be a need for a longer pledge period. Therefore, you have an additional option. You are eligible to pledge to give $1,140 as seed funding for the Event Center over a 24-month period.

On the online gift form, please choose either "one-time" or "recurring" based on whether you want to give outright or pledge it over a number of months. If you choose 12 months, the amount would be $95/month. If you choose 24 months, the amount would be $47.50.  Then choose "Other" from the Donor Designation drop down, then enter 'Power of 1,000 Hornets' in the account box. In the "Amount" box, enter the amount you wish to pay monthly or the total amount of your gift ($1,140+) if it's a one-time gift.

As a student at Sacramento State . . .

Students @ Hornet Football Game

Your involvement is very important to us. However, we realize that there is likely the need for a longer pledge period. Therefore, you have an additional option. You are eligible to pledge to give $1,140 as seed funding for the Event Center over a 36-month period.

On the online gift form, please choose either "one-time" or "recurring" based on whether you want to give outright or pledge it over a number of months. If you choose 36 months, the amount would be $31.65/month. Or create your own plan to complete the gift within the 36-month period. Once you go to the online giving form, choose "Other" from the Donor Designation drop down, then enter 'Power of 1,000 Hornets' in the account box. In the "Amount" box, enter the amount you wish to pay monthly or the total amount of your gift ($1,140+) if it's a one-time gift.

Power in Numbers

Call to action: The Power of 1,000 Hornets is a crowdfunding effort to raise more than $1 million from 1,000 dedicated Hornets to support a Sacramento State Event Center.

Who: 1,000 Hornets—alumni and friends—each pledge to give $1,140 as seed funding for the Event Center. Gifts can be made outright or contributed monthly for 12 months. To mail in a gift, please download and complete this form.  To make an online gift, please use this form. On the form, select 'Other' under Designation and type in 'Power of 1,000 Hornets' in the Account box. If you choose the recurring option, the amount you enter in the 'Amount $' box is what you will be charged monthly.

What: The proposed Event Center will be a modern, multi-use facility that will increase programming and services for activities such as job fairs, speaker presentations, Commencement ceremonies, featured athletics events, competitions, educational sessions and entertainment such as concerts or performing arts. In addition to the programming benefits, this signature venue will increase the University’s connection with the greater Sacramento community, and increase student employment opportunities on campus.