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The President’s Leadership Fund (PLF) provides seed money for groundbreaking programs and fosters the entrepreneurial spirit that defines San Diego State University. PLF invests in projects that support the institutional goals outlined in the university’s strategic plan – research and creative endeavors, student success and community and communication.

President Elliot Hirshman and PLF members are committed to building excellence and supporting students and faculty in their efforts to launch innovative endeavors. PLF funded projects clearly demonstrate creativity, the ability to engage the local and/or global community and have the potential to become a major campus initiative.

Your partnership in these efforts is essential. The President’s Leadership Fund relies on member support to invest in projects that create unique and transformational academic experiences for students and faculty at SDSU. Learn more about PLF membership



Sheona R. Som, '03

Director, The President's Leadership Fund

(619) 594-0551


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Call for Nominations
Nominate a colleague for the 2016 Faculty and Staff Excellence Awards. Submit your nomination form today.

SDSU Annual Report
Annual Report
Learning glass, Aztec Research Fellowship Program and more project highlights are in the PLF 2015 Annual Report.

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Invest in PLF today and make a gift online.