San Diego State University is
We’re feelin’ the Aztec Pride. San Diego State University’s first comprehensive campaign has raised $800 million to support students, faculty and academic programming.
FOR NOW...AND THE FUTUREExceeding our campaign goal is a collaborative achievement shared by tens of thousands of Aztec donors across the country. Some gave to support our current students, faculty and programs. Others made financial commitments that have increased SDSU's endowment to $275 million for continued growth and development. Endowed programs are vital to support future students, who will trust SDSU to provide them with a solid educational foundation.
“The Campaign for SDSU is, ultimately, not about dollars. It is about the academic excellence, life-changing research, community engagement and innovative spirit that define a leading public university.”
Elliot HirshmanSDSU President
“The Campaign for SDSU is a launching pad for greatness. It has helped us move forward to become a national leader in higher education, and we’re not going to stop there. SDSU has the potential to make an even greater impact on students and on the San Diego community.”
Ron Fowler (’05 LHD)
San Diego Padres
“There are 70,457 heroes in the story of The Campaign for SDSU. Every one of our donors helped us achieve, and then surpass, our goal. We have created a culture of philanthropy that is sewn into the fabric of San Diego State University.”
Mary Ruth Carleton
University Relations & Development
are the 70,457 alumni and friends who made gifts to The Campaign for SDSU.
Seventy percent of donors made first-time gifts during the campaign.
allows students to support those who will follow in their footsteps.
More than 11,000 students who support future Aztecs have worn the red and white double strand cord at commencement.
Every gift is important, and each one signals a donor’s commitment to the university. At SDSU, we’re building a pipeline for philanthropy by giving current students opportunities to give now.
Engaging all alumni, including those outside the San Diego region, has been a primary goal of The Campaign for SDSU. Our alumni contribute by supporting SDSU financially, involving fellow alums and mentoring current students.
supported the campaign with gifts totaling more than $302 million.
Our alumni community of more than 300,000 strong is the key to the university’s future.
have been created in seven locations across the United States.
These influential alumni work in their communities to enhance SDSU’s financial stability and national prominence.
accounted for 10 percent of the total raised through The Campaign for SDSU.
Scores of faculty have committed a portion of their estates to strengthen SDSU’s endowment.
gave more than $11 million to support scholarships and academic programs.
SDSU encourages parents to get involved through the Aztec Parents Association.
Parents, faculty and staff are among our students’ fiercest advocates. They understand the importance of philanthropy in supporting higher education.
Ron and Alexis Fowlers’ legacy gift of $25 million named the Fowler College of Business. It is the largest single gift to The Campaign for SDSU.
also known as planned gifts, increase SDSU’s endowment.
Donors gave more than $220 million in legacy gifts during The Campaign for SDSU.
has a 100 percent record of giving to The Campaign for SDSU.
Members of the Campanile Foundation, our most zealous volunteer fundraisers, have shared their time and expertise in support of SDSU.
“As a recipient of the Aztec Proud scholarship, I see what effect it had on my life in allowing me to have a transformational study abroad experience. I am incredibly thankful, and if I can help provide that for the next Aztec Proud scholarship recipient, I will have done my part to further the program and give back.”
“To come as far as we have with this campaign is an amazing achievement, and it's not going to end here. There is a renewed pride in the future of this university and the impact it has on the San Diego community.”
“With the success of the campaign, SDSU has achieved a new level of respect and visibility, not just locally, but also on a national scale." People are really engaged, and that makes the university more competitive.”
“Numerous alumni and community members have given to SDSU in support of our mission and strategic plan. As a faculty member, I felt that I should do the same.”
“San Diego State is where dreams come true. I came here with my dream to work for NASA someday, and now that I'm graduating, that's what I'm going to do.”
For more information regarding donor impact and donor recognition, please contact Cathy Terrones, Senior Director of Donor Relations.