Every gift made to the SDSU Foundation impacts our students and faculty in many noticeable ways. Our incredible donor community really does make a difference, and you can see how through our powerful stories, financial performance, and donor events.
By the Numbers
The Foundation recorded its third-largest fundraising year ever in 2016, with over $56 million in new gifts and pledges. The Foundation has now eclipsed the $50 million mark for four consecutive years.
Our donors make everything we do for SDSU possible. 9,559 generous individuals made gifts and pledges in 2016.
$155,719 Daily Average
We averaged $155,719 of actual and promised incoming support each day in 2016. When contributions reach this level, really remarkable transformations happen on campus.
186 New Lifetime Giving Members
When others see your generosity, it can inspire them to give, too. In 2016, we gained 186 new members to our Lifetime Giving Societies.
You can see a more comprehensive view of our 2015 numbers in our annual report, the Stately Review. Check back for all of our 2016 financials soon.
Connect with other donors.
In addition to helping SDSU, we also help our donors. One way we do this is by introducing you to other donors through giving societies and events.
The most rewarding part of giving is watching how it changes the lives of those impacted by your generosity. The SDSU Foundation invites you to view these stories and share yours.
The growing culture of giving continues to transform our university. Thousands of students receive scholarship funds. State of the art facilities enhance the campus landscape. Lives are changed as a result of groundbreaking research. With the help of our donors, SDSU has become the great university that it is today.
That is something worth celebrating.
The SDSU Foundation recognizes cumulative financial commitments throughout a donor’s life with membership in its Lifetime Giving Societies. Those that make significant annual contributions are also recognized as members of our Annual Giving Clubs.
STATELY Review is our annual report to supporters of South Dakota State University. We are deeply grateful for the ongoing generosity of the thousands of donors who choose to contribute to this university.
Our donors have great stories to share. So does the SDSU Foundation. Learn more about our financial strength and the impact made by our supporters.