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Helping a Student Starts With You

Silicon Valley is changing the world. Your gift supports the students who are changing Silicon Valley.

Your generous gift helps students discover what they can do at SJSU, opening doors to a brighter future for them and their families. With the support of alumni, parents, corporations, foundations, and others in the Spartan community, Ƶstudents can follow their passions and discover their “why” at SJSU.

Happy Ƶstudents

At SJSU, we believe in holistically supporting our more than 36,000 students to ensure they are cared for physically, emotionally and psychologically. By giving an unrestricted gift to the Ƶfund, you are directly supporting students across campus through helping with the university's greatest needs.

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Scholarships

Help students reach their full potential by financially supporting their education goals so they can focus on their studies, research and career development opportunities. By reducing their debt burden, you are helping to expand access and opportunity.

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ƵCares

Concerns about food and shelter affect student well-being. ƵCares ensures basic security for equitable success. The Student Crisis Support Fund aids students in crises, covering tuition, housing, groceries, clothing, medical needs, and more

President Matson

From The President

Living the Spartan life means drawing inspiration daily from the opportunity to experience San José State’s rich history and witness the transformative impact this university has on Silicon Valley. Your contributions open doors to possibilities for our students to experience learning in ways that will help them advance their personal and career goals. Thank you for being a part of the Spartan community!

Naming Opportunities

ISB

Interdisciplinary Science Building (ISB)

Students will be able to get a head start on their career goals by collaborating with faculty and industry professionals to develop innovative solutions to our world’s biggest challenges. Explore all the ways to leave a lasting impact on the future of science in the Interdisciplinary Science Building.

Atheletics

Spartan Athletics Center

Our Spartan student-athletes are using the Spartan Athletics Center to develop the skills they need to succeed in their sport, in the classroom and for their careers. Support our 22 Spartan sports teams with amenities fit for champions in life. 

Planned Giving

Establish a legacy that supports students and the Spartan community for generations. There are many ways to include Ƶin your estate plans: wills and trusts, gift annuities, retirement plans, real property and other options. Find out about increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions and reducing your estate taxes. Achieve your philanthropic and financial goals.

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Tower Foundation

Tower Foundation is SJSU's auxiliary organization dedicated solely to philanthropy. Established to encourage connections between alumni, donors and the community, the Tower Foundation is dedicated to growing the university's endowment through donations, bequests and prudent investment management. 

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Join a group of dedicated friends of the university who have made the commitment to share their legacy to benefit our current students and future Spartans.

Become a Member

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1857 Circle

The 1857 Circle has its roots in tradition while building the future. It recognizes donors who surround our students and the university with support through noteworthy annual contributions. The impact of your generosity will even extend beyond campus, through discoveries and innovations launched at Ƶthat ripple outward, improving lives — locally and globally.