ADVANCES - Fall 2016



In 2015-16 you helped break records for philanthropy at San Francisco State University. Together we raised $22.2 million, our largest amount ever.


A few ways you've made an impact...


Envisioning opportunities to bridge cultures

Alumna Neda Nobari ('84) made an extraordingary gift to help us better understand and connect with the Iranian diaspora.

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Expanding our areas of scholarly expertise

Dr. Rachel Gross arrives at SF State as the first John & Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies

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Stepping in where families leave off

Donors to the Guardian Scholars Program see the personal impact their support makes on the lives of former foster youth.

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You are visionary...

The following individuals, corporations, foundation and organizations made gifts of $25,000 or more between July 1 and September 30, 2016 to help SF State fulfill its mission.

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You are committed...

Nearly a thousand alumni and friends have provided philanthropic support to SF State for three or more years in a row.

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Thank you for helping SF State rise to a new level of excellence.


Please join us at an upcoming event...


Guests at the President's Dinner

President's Dinner & Alumni Hall of Fame

November 4, 2016

The Ritz-Carlton
San Francisco

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Guests at Taste of the Bay

Taste of the Bay

March 16, 2017

City View at METREON
San Francisco

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Would you like to do more?

Today, a new energy at SF State is propelling student success and enriching student life. Please consider adding to this momentum by making a new or increased gift to the program of your choice today.

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ADVANCES is produced by the Development Office for donors to
San Francisco State University.