The Impact of Acceleration: $25 Million Already at Work

Acceleration: The Campaign for San Jose State

By Jody Ulate, University Writer

Acceleration: The Campaign for San Jose State University is moving at a powerful pace toward its $200 million fundraising goal, with over $142 million in gifts committed and $68 million in cash received to date. While some of that funding is dedicated to supporting the long-term financial health of the university, students and faculty have already felt the direct benefits of more than $25 million.

All over campus, Acceleration is moving San Jose State’s people and programs forward.

The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering has used campaign dollars to send more students on life-changing research trips to China and India. The School of Music and Dance has built a computer lab that allows students and faculty members to integrate imagery and recording technology into digital musical compositions.

Elaine Chin, dean of the Connie L. Lurie College of Education, reports that private funds have given the college the ability to turn out more teachers prepared to work with pre-K children with special needs. Her college has also been able to install five state-of-the-art whiteboard systems to help students become adept with technology they will eventually use in their own classrooms.

To learn more about how private funds benefit SJSU, keep up with the campaign’s progress at