Foundation News: November 2015

 

SF State Foundation News: A monthly newsletter for the board of directors

NOVEMBER 2015
QUICK FACT OF THE MONTH

We've reached nearly 25% of our $150 million goal for Bold Thinking: The Campaign for San Francisco State.

 

FROM THE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

November is an extremely active month for SF State and the Foundation. On this week's calendar alone we have the School of Nursing's 60th Anniversary Celebration on November 2 at Carolands Chateau, the Guardian Scholars’ 10th Anniversary Kick-Off generously hosted by Nancy Fudem on November 4​, the President's Dinner and Alumni Hall of Fame Event on November 6 at the Ritz Carlton, the SF State Alumni and Family Day on November 7 on the SF State campus, and the College of Ethnic Studies 46th Anniversary Celebration on November 8 also on the campus. These events present excellent opportunities to engage alumni and expand the University's growing circle of friends and supporters.

Meanwhile, momentum for the campaign continues to grow, and the results to date (noted above) are encouraging. When we consider the campaign's very tangible impact on our University community, we have even more reason to be excited about and proud of the work we are doing. The fact remains, we still have a long road ahead of us to reach our goal. With your help, the journey will be successful and fulfilling for all of us.

Robert Nava
​SF State Foundation President

 
UNIVERSITY UPDATES

Alumni Hall of Fame inductees Major General Barbara Lavis Brannon and Honorable Mu SochuaHonorable Mu Sochua

Outstanding Alumni to be Honored at Hall of Fame Event
The University will recognize two alumnae of the year and induct three SF State alumni into the Alumni Hall of Fame at the annual President's Dinner and Hall of Fame event on Friday, November 6. 
 

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education John King in a classroom

Deputy Education Secretary Meets with SF State Students
John King, U.S. deputy secretary of education, visited SF State to announce a new federal resource guide made to help high schools, colleges and universities support undocumented students.
 

SOCAP15: October 6-9, 2015

SF State Foundation is Recognized as a Leader in SRI
Foundation President Robert Nava served on a panel discussion about socially responsible investing (SRI) at SOCAP15, a national conference on sustainability held in San Francisco in October.
 

College of Business classrooms at the SF State Downtown campus

College of Business' 10th Annual Business Ethics Week
Speakers from top local companies will discuss challenging ethical dilemmas organizations face today in areas such as legal compliance, sustainability, equality and the treatment of women in business.
 
​CAMPAIGN PROGRESS


Campaign progress through October 2015: $34.8 million raised for goal of $150 million

RECENT GIVING HIGHLIGHTS

$200,000 bequest from Mr. and Mrs. John Lawrence Reynolds for the von Hornlein Family Endowment for Ceramics

$27,962 from the Estate of Gayle Knowlden for the College of Education Endowment Fund

$25,000 from the Morris Stulsaft Foundation for theGuardian Scholars Program

$25,000 from Linda and Nathaniel Oubré for the Ernest C. Dillard Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Labor Studies Fund

 

FY2015-16 GIVING TO DATE

Total Gifts as of 9/21/15:     $5,882,610

2015-16 Goal:                     $16,000,000

% of Goal:                                     36.8%


YEAR-TO-DATE GIVING TO COLLEGES AND UNITS

Year-to-date giving to colleges and units pie-chart (from largest recipients): Health & Social Sciences, University-wide, Business, Student Affairs, Liberal & Creative Arts, Science & Engineering, J. Paul Leonard Library, Annual Fund, Education, Ethnic Studies

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS


December 10, 2015 - 3 - 5 p.m. - Seven Hills Conference Room – followed by a Foundation Board & Staff Holiday Reception from 5–7 p.m​
February 26-27, 2016 - Board Retreat in Napa
June 23, 2016 - 3-5 p.m. - Annual Meeting & Board Meeting - Seven Hills Conference Room

 SF State Foundation
We are dedicated and dynamic volunteers who raise funds and advocate on behalf of San Francisco State University. Our commitment is to make the dream of higher education a reality. We furnish scholarships, evangelize on behalf of the University, and raise funds to support the programs that help create promising futures for students.


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