Ensuring Faculty Excellence
SDSU is committed to providing high-impact educational experiences to meet the needs of our diverse student population. Our instructors are researchers and academic leaders, who stand out in their area of expertise. We’re looking for individuals who share our commitment and want to support our mission.
Opportunities are available to fund endowed chairs (the highest honor a university bestows upon top scholars), professorships, faculty fellowships and teaching awards. Gifts go toward the salaries of distinguished professors, esteemed colleagues, research, professional development and more.
Giving to sustain faculty excellence is a visionary—and impactful—act. Our educators profoundly influence the lives of our students. The lifelong bond forged between students and educators is priceless. You can help us recruit and retain faculty who are in demand around the country and the world.
SDSU is committed to a future where all students are able to achieve their greatest potential. Impact-driven philanthropy delivers opportunities for students to unlock that potential through research experiences, internships, leadership training and so much more.
For decades, donors have helped SDSU shape and grow a culture of academic excellence. Charitable donations will continue to play a vital role in bringing about high-quality education and experiences. That’s why we value and deeply appreciate your time, talent and treasure.
We invite you to ignite your passion and interest and join us in supporting academic achievement and career preparedness of SDSU students, our future leaders.
SDSU is committed to developing infrastructure and resources that enable our research activity to grow while continuing to support excellence in teaching.
Research benefits both students and educators in meaningful ways: Professors gain valuable insight to their field of study and share their expertise with our students. Students utilize our faculty as go-to sources for advanced knowledge and with them to solve the problems facing our region and world.
Your gift ensures support for cutting-edge research and will assist in advancing our students’ academic careers. Access to improved educational tools and an understanding of the world we share, will greatly benefit them.
Give today to support the most promising research projects. Help us continue to produce innovations that will bring the university widespread prestige.
Building for Our Future
Philanthropic opportunities abound for support of new buildings, public spaces, arts
and cultural venues and much more. Providing necessary funding for these spaces or
support to assure long-term program prestige and excellence can identify a donor’s
passion or interest whether academic or non-academic.
Mission Valley Project
In the next few years, SDSU will expand into Mission Valley where its extended campus
will help unlock the university’s potential as a world-class institution. Built to
serve the San Diego community, the Mission Valley campus will serve as the site of
the university’s innovation district, new stadium, and a river park elevating SDSU’s
national profile in terms of research opportunities, student recruitment and retention,
and community engagement.
The Fowler Match
An extraordinarily generous gift of $25 million dollars from Ron and Alexis Fowler
in 2016 came with an additional opportunity for donors to double their impact. The
goal of the match is to support Fowler College of Business to continue as one of the
world’s premier business schools, focused on ethical leadership and dedicated to educating
the next generation of business leaders. Donations of $25,000 and higher to the Fowler
College of Business Endowment will be matched. This project has the potential to raise
the endowment to $50 million dollars, thereby providing the financial foundation for
Performing Arts District
We invite you, On to a New Stage! SDSU’s Performing Arts District is a multi-million dollar project that will create a transformational arts experience for more than 40,000 students, faculty and staff on campus and develop a resource for the San Diego community. The project includes the renovation of the main theater, building a flexible second stage theater building, a state-of-the-art sound design studio and much more.