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Philanthropic Reports

SSU Philanthropy by the Numbers 2022-23

Philanthropy Reports

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Sonoma State University achieved remarkable success in fundraising during the 2022-23 fiscal year. Together, we raised a staggering $11,063,981, which was made possible by the support of 2,350 individual donors who contributed a total of 4,135 donations. Over $2,946,327 was directed toward scholarships, benefiting 1,983 deserving student scholarship recipients. These funds are a tangible investment in student success and academic excellence, empowering our students to pursue their dreams and reach their fullest potential.

Total Raised: $11,063,981

  • 4,135 Donations Made to SSU
  • 2,350 Individual Donors
  • 43 Campus & Community Events
  • 1,983 Awarded in Scholarships
  • $2.94M Awarded in Scholarships
  • 804 Alumni Donated $1.33M
  • More Than $360K Raised at Third Annual Giving Day

Who Donated:

  • 41% Friends
  • 31% Alumni
  • 13% Parents
  • 8% Foundations & Organizations
  • 6% Faculty & Staff
  • 1% Students


At Sonoma State University, we take great pride in providing innovative and high-quality academic programs that prepare students to flourish in a changing workforce and world. The passion our students, alumni, donors, and friends share for Sonoma State is nothing short of amazing, and together, what we accomplish with this passion is transformational!

We are pleased to share with you the University and Foundation’s first-ever report (2018-2019 Philanthropy Report (pdf)), Building Our Future Together. In this report, we share with you the impact of giving during the fiscal year 2018-19 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) and the financial status of our endowment.

Sonoma State University and the Foundation are focused on building a culture of philanthropy at Sonoma State. This requires vision, enthusiasm, perseverance, and a commitment from everyone who cares about our wonderful University.  With the support of our generous donors and engaged communities, we are on our way to building a culture of pride and commitment that will benefit both our current students and generations to come.

Your support coupled with our vision of providing access to education and academic excellence, allows us to prepare our students to make an impact in the community and the world.

Thank you for investing in the future of our Sonoma State University.


Signature of Tiffany O’Neil

Tiffany O’Neil
Sr. Dir. of Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving
Executive Director, SSU Alumni Association

2018-2019 Philanthropy Report (pdf)