2010-11 Philanthropic Annual Report

San Diego State University

Contribution Highlights

  • The veterans center at San Diego State University was renamed the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center thanks to a $1 million gift from the couple. Barron, a U.S. Navy veteran and San Diego State alumnus ('60, '98), and his wife, Joan, were early supporters of the center from its establishment in 2008. Their most recent gift creates an endowment to fund the operations of the center in perpetuity.
  • Jim and Janet Sinegal, loyal supporters of San Diego State's College of Education, pledged another $2.5 million for student scholarships. The sum includes $1 million in support of SDSU's unique Guardian Scholars program, which provides year-round room and board, plus academic counseling and tutoring, for students exiting the foster care system. Jim, '59, is co-founder and CEO of Costco; Janet, '62, is a philanthropist for education.
  • A $5 million pledge by Ron Fowler, '05 (Honorary), and Alexis Fowler, '93, created the SDSU Athletics Excellence Fund and named the Fowler Athletics Center. With their gift, the Fowlers challenged SDSU to raise a corresponding $5 million over five years in support of athletics, including scholarships for student-athletes. The couple's philanthropic support for SDSU is now close to $10 million.
  • A new gift from Darlene Shiley, '08 (Honorary), added $3.75 million to her earlier pledge of $1.25 million in support of San Diego State's BioScience Center. The center was renamed the Donald P. Shiley BioScience Center in honor of Mrs. Shiley's late husband, co-inventor of the Bjork-Shiley heart valve. At the same time, Mrs. Shiley also announced a new gift of $1 million to SDSU's Fuel Potential scholarship fund, part of The Campaign for SDSU.
Gift Commitments 2010/11
New Gifts $56,147,855
New Pledges $10,097,850
Testamentary Commitments $4,934,958
Native American and Local Government Contributions $22,050
Total $71,202,713

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $56,147,855
Pledge Payments $2,999,695
2010/11 Total $59,147,550

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
2008/09 $50,028,226
2009/10 $54,740,126
2010/11 $59,147,550

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
Alumni circle for pie chartAlumni 21.67%
Parents circle for pie chartParents 0.80%
Other Individuals circle for pie chartOther Individuals 29.94%
Foundations circle for pie chartFoundations 31.68%
Corporations circle for pie chartCorporations 14.10%
Other Organizations circle for pie chartOther Organizations 1.81%

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
Programs circle for pie chartPrograms 77.67%
Campus ImprovementsCampus Improvements 0.00%
Endowment circle for pie chartEndowment 11.63%
Unrestricted circle for pie chartUnrestricted 0.07%
Other circle for pie chartOther 10.63%