Be the Heart of our College

The English term comes from the Greek—meaning simply “love of humankind.” Today we generally define philanthropy as mobilizing and deploying private resources, including money, time, social capital, and expertise, to improve the world in which we live. There are many reasons alumni give back to their college: to show appreciation for the education and development the school provided them; to help provide others with a similar experience; to stay connected to the college community; and even to reap the social and emotional benefits associated with being a donor. Through alumni outreach, fundraising, communications and advocacy, the University Advancement team works to secure San Jose State's future and the future of our College. But we can't do it without your help.

There are many ways to ‘give’ to our college. Let’s make it simple:

  • The Dean’s Fund for Excellence – This fund accepts unrestricted gifts of any size. In the special instructions box enter “Dean's Fund for Excellence in the College of Business”.

  • Other Giving – Talk with one of our Development Officers to learn more

  • Contribute – Share your time and expertise