Foundation News: September 2015

 

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

SEPTEMBER 2015
QUICK FACT OF THE MONTH

This month we are nearly twice as close to reaching our annual fundraising goal compared to where we were at this time last year (31.3% this year vs. 16.6% last year).

 

FROM THE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT

The progress noted above speaks volumes. Momentum at the Foundation is building thanks to an excellent Advancement team and to you, our active and committed Board of Directors. Our alumni and donors are inspired and energized by the innovative initiatives they see on campus. The faculty and deans recognize how contributed support can help move their programs forward. Ultimately, more and more students benefit. This is great news, and it tells us that we are on the right track for a successful campaign.
We are now one month into the new academic year and the campus is humming, not only in the classrooms and lecture halls but also on the playing fields, in the galleries, and on our stages. I encourage you to attend events on campus when you can, whether a scholarly seminar, a sports match, or a cultural activity. I guarantee you will be impressed and reminded how much SF State contributes to the vitality of our community.
In the meantime, I look forward to seeing you at our next board meeting on Friday, October 2 from 4-6 p.m. at AT&T Park.
Thank you for your great work. 

Robert Nava
​SF State Foundation President

 

​UNIVERSITY UPDATES

Willie L. Brown, Jr. poses with program fellows

More Than $1 Million Raised for Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellows
The number of fellows admitted to this program, which creates a pathway to careers in public service, will increase significantly thanks to the generosity of several alumni and friends. 
 

Students on campus, College of Business in background

How SF State Compares to Other U.S. Universities
The U.S. Department of Education publishes a "College Scorecard" that provides essential information about U.S. colleges and universities and their relationship to national averages. See how SF State compares.
 

Still frame from Pixar movie "Inside Out" showing five main characters

SF State Grads are Turning the World "Inside Out"
SF State alumni are breaking down barriers and blazing new trails in a variety of industries, from arts and entertainment to science and business. A producer at Pixar is one, and he is in good company.
 

Gator women's team in a huddle

Keep Up to Date with Events on Campus
Attending an event on campus is a great way to demonstrate your support of SF State. Whether you are interested in a lecture, a soccer match, or a performance, the University Calendar can help.
 
​CAMPAIGN PROGRESS


Campaign progress to date: $34 million raised for goal of $150 million

RECENT GIVING HIGHLIGHTS

$1.1 million for the Willie L. Brown, Jr. Fellowship Program from a group of generous donors, including George and Judy Marcus who provided a matching gift of $450,000

$99,211 from Kaiser Permanente for Metro Academies curriculum development aimed at diversifying the healthcare workforce 

$47,344 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support professional development for teachers

FY2015-16 GIVING TO DATE

Total Gifts as of 9/21/15:     $5,000,585

2015-16 Goal:                     $16,000,000

% of Goal:                                     31.3%


SF STATE FOUNDATION 5-YEAR ENDOWMENT GROWTH

Graph showing steady endowment growth from about $47 million in June 2010 to about $69 million in June 2015

UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS


October 2, 2015 - 4 - 6 p.m. - AT&T Park
December 10, 2015 - 3 - 5 p.m. - Seven Hills Conference Room
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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