SJSU Receives 2018 CASE Educational Fundraising Award

gala brochure (Photo: David Schmitz)

SJSU’s fundraising program includes an annual gala (Photo: David Schmitz).

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SAN JOSE, CA – San Jose State University has received a 2018 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honor is given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country.

“San Jose State’s strong fundraising efforts help ensure our students’ success and their contributions to Silicon Valley and California’s economy,” President Mary A. Papazian said.

SJSU is one of just five public comprehensive institutions nationwide with endowments over $35 million being honored for overall performance.

The award was based on the judges’ analysis of three years of SJSU’s fundraising data submitted to the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey.

According to CASE, SJSU has “demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts” and “contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide.”

“This is an exciting affirmation that we are on the right track in building a consistent pipeline of private support,” said Paul Lanning, vice president of University Advancement and CEO of the Tower Foundation.

SJSU is among an exceptional group of 90 colleges, universities and independent schools receiving this year’s award.

About San Jose State University

The founding campus of the 23-campus California State University system, San Jose State provides a comprehensive university education, granting bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 250 areas of study – offered through its eight colleges.

With more than 35,000 students and nearly 4,370 employees, San Jose State University continues to be an essential partner in the economic, cultural and social development of Silicon Valley and the state, annually contributing 10,000 graduates to the workforce.

The university is immensely proud of the accomplishments of its more than 260,000 alumni, 60 percent of whom live and work in the Bay Area.