Donor Quarterly - Summer 2014

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An electronic newsletter to recognize and encourage support of San Francisco State.   SUMMER 2014

Our Honor Roll

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10, 5, and 3-year
Legacy Donors!

Recent Support
from our
Alumni and Friends

(partial list)

Genentech Foundation
for Biomedical Science

$170,500 for the
Biology Department

Tipping Point
Community

$150,000 for the
Guardian Scholars

May Treat Morrison Chamber Music
Foundation

$100,000 for the
Morrison Chamber Music Center

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

$66,624 for the
Journalism Department

The ARCS
Foundation, Inc.

$60,000 for the
ARCS Scholarship Fund

Online News
Association

$35,000 for the
Journalism Department

Dewey Camp

$30,506 for the 
Opera Studio

May and Stanley Smith
Charitable Trust

$30,000 for the
Guardian Scholars Program

Lucy Day and
Richard Levine

$25,000 for the 
Lianna Sherrine Day-Williams 
Endowed Fellowship 
in Clinical Psychology

Carmen Narciso

$25,000 for the
Carmelina Narciso Scholarship

The David B. Gold
Foundation

$25,000 for the
Guardian Scholars Program

East Bay Community Foundation

$25,000 for the Carol Severin
Scholarship Endowment

 

 

Major Commitment To SF State Students

Photo of Jerry Rosenberg with students

When Jerry Rosenberg graduated from SF State in 1962, tuition was a tiny fraction of what it costs today.  Despite the very real challenges he and his peers faced as undergraduates then, he knows that the increased financial burden on today’s students can be an obstacle to success. But he also believes in the potential that can be unleashed by helping students: “You never know when brilliance is going to come out in a student,” he says. ...

Read more about alumni commitments to students

 

Professional Preparation

Photo of 2014 BAARC scholarship recipient Garrett Peters

The Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee (BAARC) was founded in 1984, when the Bay Area media community gathered to provide urgent relief for one of their own, a broadcast sales representative named Wally Brazeal. Over the years, with the same spirit of generosity and concern, BAARC has provided assistance for many members of the advertising and marketing community. In addition to helping those in urgent need, the Committee began offering mentorships to younger professionals entering the field. Now, BAARC has established a generous scholarship for San Francisco State students. ...

Read more about the Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee

 

Tipping Point Community Continues To Support Guardian Scholars

Tipping Point Manager Rebecca CherinThe Guardian Scholars Program is a very successful initiative at SF State that helps current and former foster care youth stay in college, complete the requirements for graduation, and transition successfully to adulthood. By providing year-round on-campus housing, scholarships, and multiple mentorship and career development opportunities, the Guardian Scholars Program helps dozens of young students make progress toward graduation and successful careers every year. Since 2007, the Tipping Point Community has helped GSP expand and enhance services to meet demand for the program, contributing over $950,000. GSP is now a nationally recognized model. ...

Read more about Tipping Point and SF State's Guardian Scholars

 

Thank you!

The San Francisco State community could not be more grateful for your ongoing support, especially on behalf of our students! Whether you contribute to the annual fund, scholarships, fundraising events for various programs, or to help maintain facilities, know that you and a growing family of thousands of other donors helped steer SF State successfully through the depths of the Great Recession.
 
Through increased private support and astute management, the University is now stronger than ever. SF State is increasingly recognized nationally as a leading model for public higher education and well-positioned for a bright future.

Nonetheless, with the state covering only half of the university’s budget today, and tuition over 100% higher than just a few years ago, we will continue to rely on the generosity of our alumni, parents and friends.

We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Please consider creating a legacy at SF State by establishing a scholarship or fellowship which could be named for you or a company, or in honor or memory of someone special in your life.. Make a gift for SF State today. To discuss these and other options, including planned gifts, please contact the SF State Development Office at develop@sfsu.edu

 

 

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