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Support the College : How to Give

It’s important that you choose a way of contributing that is right for you.

Below are ways to help the College of Business offer its outstanding educational programs to as many qualified students as possible—especially as state support continues to decrease.

Cash and Pledges

Gifts of cash may be made online with a credit card or by personal or cashier's check made payable to “University Corporation San Francisco State.” While outright gifts are appreciated, a pledge may be arranged for a gift to be paid within five years and installments paid annually, quarterly or monthly via check or by credit card.

To make a gift or pledge today, see Make a Gift.

Stocks and Bonds

By giving stocks, mutual funds or bonds you may avoid paying substantial capital gains taxes and can deduct the full value of your gift from federal taxes.

For information on giving securities, please contact our Development Staff, see Make a Gift.

Real Estate and Appreciated Assets

We can help make it easy to donate your home, other real estate, and any appreciated asset such as fine art. We’ll help guide you through any liquidation arrangements, including handling all the sales if you prefer. Real estate and appreciated assets may be donated outright, as well as through planned giving.

Whether you want to make an outright donation or planned gift of any asset, or a combination, please call Thomas Mullaney, Esq., at (415) 338-7460 or email him at

About Planned Giving

Whether you are a teacher or a CEO, planned gifts are particularly attractive, especially to SF State alumni and friends who live in the Bay Area or other regions where real estate appreciation has increased exponentially over the last few decades. In addition to including SF State in your will, it’s possible to establish an annuity or other income-bearing arrangement that actually benefits you and possibly your heirs, and at the same time benefits the College of Business!

For more information on planned giving, please call Thomas Mullaney, Esq., at (415) 338-7460 or email him at

In-Kind Gifts and Services

The value of a gift in kind is tax-deductible, and may include a range of tangible personal property and/or services such as furniture and equipment, personal libraries, or donated services.

Please contact our Development staff to help you match your unique talents with a particular need, see Make a Gift.


There are many established scholarship funds from which to choose, from marketing to hospitality management. Scholarships are endowment funds that grow over time to keep pace with tuition and fee increases. In addition to supporting existing scholarship funds, some donors choose to establish a newly named scholarship endowment.

For example, currently a $150,000 endowment will generate enough income to cover annual tuition, fees, some living expenses and grow to keep ahead of estimated cost increases. $25,000 is the minimum donation to establish a named endowed fund.


An endowment to establish a named scholarship, chair, fellowship, or a fund to perpetually strengthen any program at the University, ensures that SF State will continue to achieve its objectives—especially the ones about which you care most.

With a decrease in state funding, the actual day to day experience of our students, and their faculty, are enriched through major gifts, and especially through named endowments of $25,000 or more. With the perpetual income generated by your named endowment, you will influence the future through the graduates shaped by your visionary generosity.

Tributes and Memorials

Honor someone special, as either a living tribute or a memorial, by making a gift of any size in his or her name. Contact our Development staff to arrange for a tribute or memorial gift. See Make a Gift.

Make a gift today!

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