Impact of Giving


Keeping a love of live theatre vibrant

A bequest will provide scholarships to help future theatre artists develop the skills they’ll need to succeed.

Political science is data driven

An endowed scholarship will provide annual awards for students to conduct quantitative political science research.

The cultural effects of mass migration

A new center and distinguished chair in Iranian diaspora studies will provide fresh insight into the social and cultural effects of mass migration and establish SF State as an academic pioneer in the field.

Cultivating a passion for public service

Local and regional governments need the innovators, thinkers, entrepreneurs and well-trained workers that SF State graduates. The newly endowed Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship program helps pave the way for careers in public service.

Former foster youth are beating the odds

The Guardian Scholars Program at SF State helps former foster youth graduate at an extraordinary rate. New support for the program allows even more students to benefit from the scholarships and personalized attention the program provides.

Connecting the mind and artificial limbs

Engineering professor Xiaorong Zhang and Computer Science professor Kazunori Okada are pushing the envelope on neural-controlled artificial arms. A research award established by a science alum helps them take their work further.