The Importance of Philanthrophy
Think your gift, large or small, won’t matter? Think again!
Providing a world-class education is expensive. With support from the State of California dwindling to its lowest level (per student) in history, philanthropic support from our many individual and corporate donors has become key in enabling us to continue to deliver the stellar educational experience that students expect at SDSU.
In 2009-2010, the College’s alumni and friends gave over $1 million in critical annual contributions, scholarships and planned giving to support the mission and programs of the College. Give Now
In addition to our annual campaign, SDSU’s College of Engineering receives many critical gifts that allow us to expand our programs and conduct cutting edge research:
- In 2005, the Filanc family endowed $3 million to the College to establish and support the J. R. Filanc Construction Engineering and Management Program. Since then the program has grown to over 150 students and has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- QUALCOMM Inc. has provided over $1.5 million for the College of Engineering’s community outreach programs, such as Project Lead the Way (PLTW).
- Nearly 10% of our full-time engineering faculty are supported through endowed chairs including the new William E. Leonhard, Jr. Endowed Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering.
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