San Diego State University announced the most successful year of private giving in the 116-year history of the university. SDSU received more than $91 million in gifts and pledges during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, which ended June 30.
Support for The Campaign for SDSU, the university’s first campus-wide fundraising campaign has reached $413.8 million of its $500 million goal.
“We are grateful to our generous alumni and community supporters whose gifts continue to fuel our development as a leading public research university,” said SDSU President Elliot Hirshman.
“This record breaking year is a critical milestone in the development of our culture of philanthropy,” Hirshman continued. “I especially wish to acknowledge the members of the Campanile Foundation Board, our Vice President for University Relations and Development Mary Ruth Carleton, our provost and deans, all of the members of the University Relations and Development staff, and all of our faculty, staff, students and administrators who contributed to this extraordinary year.”
During 2012-2013, SDSU raised nearly $58 million for student scholarships, endowed professorships, and program support. These gifts will enhance the broad institutional goals set forth in “Building on Excellence,” SDSU’s new strategic plan, which builds upon SDSU’s areas of strength and pride: student success, research and creative endeavors and community and communication.
"This unprecedented support from alumni and friends is a resounding vote of confidence in San Diego State University's future," said Carleton. “The Campaign for SDSU helps us to continue attracting high achieving students and faculty and build upon our commitment to excellence.”
Major donations received this fiscal year
This fiscal year, major donations include:
The Campaign for SDSU
The Campaign for SDSU was launched in 2007 to create new opportunities for student success and to help SDSU continue to develop as a leading public research university. To date, The Campaign has received more than 43,000 gifts from alumni, friends, faculty, staff, parents and community partners, including 78 gifts of $1 million or more.