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Give Sac State Day has one single focus - students first.

Every day, people just like you are helping us change individual lives and realize the promise of our region. Together, we are keeping higher education accessible, relevant, inclusive, and student-centered. When we rise together, we rise to even greater heights. 

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Step 1: Explore the dreams within reach

Step 2: See if your gift can help unlock a challenge, multiplying the impact of your generosity

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Thank you for helping build a brighter future.

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Sac State CARES Fund – University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
Gifts to the Sac State CARES Fund provide us the flexibility to respond to students’ emerging needs such as homelessness, unforeseen financial burden, mental health crises and so much more. When 250 gifts are made to any programs or funds on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the Sac State CARES Fund.
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Faculty and Staff - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge #1
The Seth Nelsen Emergency Grant Fund assists students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses causing hardship that requires immediate attention to keep a student in college. When 75 gifts are made by Sac State Faculty or Staff members to any programs or funds on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the Seth Nelsen Emergency Grant Fund.
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GOLD Challenge
Graduates of the last decade: Show us all why your graduating class reigns supreme! The graduating class with the most donors will unlock $500 to support Alumni Association programming. At check-out, select 'alumni' as your affiliation then input your graduation year for your gift to count.
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Alumni Programming Fund - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The Sacramento State Alumni Association (SSAA) is committed to being accessible, which is why membership is now open to all alumni and friends of Sacramento State at no cost. To recognize the Hornet pride of our alumni, when 25 gifts are made to the SSAA Programming or Scholarship funds on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the Alumni Programming Fund.
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Inclusive Giving - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
Sacramento State commits itself to being an antiracist and inclusive campus where all students, faculty, and staff belong, and are able to engage as their true authentic selves. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any of the Inclusive Giving funds on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate to support the Division of Inclusive Excellence and its programs.
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Programs of Excellence - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The Division of Student Affairs is dedicated to fostering the academic excellence of all Sacramento State students, and has created numerous programs to empower all students to achieve their educational goals. When a total of 50 gifts are made to any of the Student Basic Needs or Support Student Success funds on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the Programs of Excellence Fund.
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Athletics General Support Fund - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
Sacramento State Athletics is committed to providing a first-class experience for our student-athletes who give their all each and every day, whether in the classroom, in the community, or on the field of play. When a total of 50 gifts are made to any of the Athletics teams or funds on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the Athletics General Support Fund.
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$1,000
University Library - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The University Library connects people and ideas, builds community, creates space for innovation, and provides students with resources essential to academic growth and learning. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any University Library programs on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the University Library fund.
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$1,000
Dr. Bernice Bass de Martinez’s ASI Food Pantry Challenge
Dr. Bernice Bass de Martinez invites you to support the ASI Food Pantry and their efforts to provide food and basic necessities to Sac State students facing financial hardships or food insecurity. When 10 individual donors give to the ASI Food Pantry on Give Sac State Day, Dr. Bass de Martinez will personally donate $1,000 to the ASI Food Pantry.
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Chapter Scholarship Challenge
Support chapter scholarships to equip and empower our students. An extra $500 will be unlocked for the chapter scholarship fund with the greatest number of donors on Give Sac State Day! It the event of a tie, the $500 will be split evenly.
Chapter Scholarships (8)
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College of Arts & Letters - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The faculty, staff, and students of the College of Arts and Letters (A&L) are deeply committed to the study, creation, and celebration of the arts and humanities, and are receiving national and international recognition for it! When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in A&L on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the College of Arts & Letters fund.
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$1,000
College of Business Administration - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
As the business arm of Sacramento State, the College of Business Administration (CBA) develops engaged, responsible, and inclusive leaders who enrich their communities. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in CBA on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the CBA Annual Fund.
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$1,000
College of Continuing Education - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The College of Continuing Education (CCE) provides innovative educational pathways for learners of all ages to help them grow in a new direction, advance their skills, and redefine the possible. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in Continuing Education on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the CCE Dean's Innovation Fund.
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College of Education - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
Careers in Education are not merely a job but a calling. For over 70 years, the College of Education at Sacramento State has been preparing a diverse group of professionals proud to serve their communities. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in Education on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the College of Education fund.
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College of Engineering & Computer Science - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The College of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) is rapidly gaining recognition as California’s employer destination for workforce leaders in engineering, computer science, and construction management. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in ECS on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the College of Engineering and Computer Science fund.
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College of Health & Human Services - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The College of Health and Human Services (HHS) at Sacramento State provides quality academic programs that educate and empower students, serve and enrich diverse communities, promote well-being, and inform policy and best practices. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in HHS on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the College of Health and Human Services fund.
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College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics - University Foundation at Sacramento State Challenge
The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) engages students in rigorous programs of study that offer innovative learning paired with hands-on research experiences. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in NSM on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics fund.
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College of Social Sciences & Interdisciplinary Studies - Univ Fdtn at Sacramento State Challenge
The College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS) serves our students and the community through teaching, scholarship, and service. When a total of 25 gifts are made to any programs or funds in SSIS on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from the University Foundation at Sacramento State will activate for the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies fund.
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Carlsen Center Innovation Circle Challenge
Executive Director Cameron Law invites you to become a member of the Carlsen Center Innovation Circle. Your support provides Executive Director Law with discretionary funds to support the Carlsen Center’s purpose to educate, support, and build the next generation of impact driven entrepreneurs. The minimum gift level is $500, which comes with exclusive communications and Carlsen Center event invitations. Cameron Law will personally donate $1,000 if five donors join the Innovation Circle as part of Give Sac State Day.
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Retirees Association Board Challenge
The Retirees Association Board has pledged $1,000 to the Retirees Association Fund, which will be unlocked if 10 people join them by giving a gift of any amount to any of the Retirees Association funds and programs.
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Dean Lisa Hammersley's Challenge
Dean Lisa Hammersley invites you to support the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (NSM) where innovative learning and hands-on experiences help prepare graduates to achieve lifetime career success, contribute to knowledge, and help solve societal problems. When 40 gifts are made to any NSM program or department on Give Sac State Day, Dean Hammersley will personally donate $1,000 to the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics fund.
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Kinzie Murphy's CSAD Challenge - Part I
Kinzie Murphy invites you to support the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSAD) and their commitment to provide speech-language pathology and audiology services to our community by making a gift to any of the five Communications Sciences and Disorders funds. When 10 individual donors give to CSAD funds on Give Sac State Day, $1,000 from Kinzie Murphy will activate to be distributed evenly among the five CSAD funds.
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Dean Mary Maguire's Department Challenge
Interim Dean Mary Maguire invites you to support the College of Health and Human Services, an innovative center of excellence for educating future health and human service leaders in diverse communities. An extra $1,000 will be unlocked for the College of Health and Human Services department or division with the greatest number of donors on Give Sac State Day! In the event of a tie, the $1,000 will be split evenly.
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Dean Sheree Meyer’s and David Meyer’s Department Challenge
Dean Sheree Meyer and David Meyer ‘13 invite you to support the College of Arts & Letters where dedicated faculty, staff, and students lead the creation of high-quality arts and culture in our region. An extra $1,000 from the Meyers will be unlocked for the College of Arts & Letters departments with the greatest number of donors on Give Sac State Day! The leading department will be awarded $500, and the 2nd and 3rd place departments will each be awarded $250.
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Dean Dianne Hyson’s Challenge
Dean Dianne Hyson invites you to support the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies (SSIS) where the curriculum examines human society in all aspects and drives transformative solutions to society’s most vexing problems. When 50 gifts are made to any SSIS program or department, Dean Hyson will personally donate $1,000 to the College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies fund.
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Dean Sasha Sidorkin’s Challenge
Dean Sasha Sidorkin invites you to support the College of Education and their commitment to shape the future by preparing the next generation of educators who will make a difference in our region, state, and world. When 20 gifts are made to any College of Education program or fund, Dean Sidorkin will personally donate $1,000 to the College of Education fund.
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Dean Jenni Murphy’s Challenge
Dean Jenni Murphy invites you to become a member of CCE’s Dean's Circle. Your support provides Dean Murphy with discretionary funds to support CCE’s vision to enhance lives through innovative education and professional development. The minimum gift level is $500, which comes with exclusive communications and benefits surrounding CCE. Dean Murphy will personally donate $1,000 if five donors join the Dean’s Circle as part of Give Sac State Day.
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Jennifer Barber’s Alumni Association Challenge
Jennifer Barber invites Legacy Life members to support the Sacramento State Alumni Association and help provide alumni and student engagement opportunities, professional and career development events, and scholarship opportunities. When 25 Legacy Life Members make a gift to the Alumni Association Programming fund on Give Sac State Day, Jennifer Barber will personally donate $1,000 to the Alumni Association Programming fund.
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$2,000
Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni Chapter Challenge
The Hornets Policy & Politics Alumni (HPPA) Chapter members value the education and experiences gained in their years at Sac State. They invite you to support the HPPA Chapter Scholarship, which supports students preparing for a career in public policy or in the public sector. When 25 gifts are made to the HPPA Chapter Scholarship on Give Sac State Day, the HPPA Chapter will donate $2,000 to the HPPA Chapter Scholarship Fund.
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Latinx Alumni Chapter Challenge
The Sacramento State Latinx Alumni Chapter fosters a lifelong interest in education, and builds and sustains relationship among current students, alumni, Sacramento State, and the greater Sacramento community. The Latinx Alumni Chapter members invite you to support their chapter scholarship on Give Sac State Day. When 15 gifts are made to the Latinx Alumni Chapter Scholarship on Give Sac State Day, the chapter will donate $1,000 to the Latinx Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.
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Placer Alumni Chapter Challenge
The Placer Alumni Chapter is Sac State’s first chapter based on geography, and fosters a lifelong connection between the university and Sac State students and alumni who live in Placer County. The Placer Alumni Chapter invites you to support their chapter scholarship. When 15 gifts are made to the Placer Alumni Chapter Scholarship on Give Sac State Day, the chapter will donate $1,000 to the Placer Alumni Chapter Scholarship Fund.
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The College of Arts & Letters Fund Challenge
Dean Sheree Meyer and David Meyer ‘13 invite you to support the College of Arts & Letters in preparing and empowering students to become the creative leaders, artists, performers, educators, communicators, and critical thinkers our society needs. When 10 gifts are made to the Arts & Letters fund, the Meyers will personally donate $1,000 to the College of Arts & Letters Dean’s Circle fund.
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