Welcoming our new Director of Development, Manju Ramachandran!

Manju Ramachandran

We are excited to welcome Manju Ramachandran as the Director of Development for the College of Science. Inspired to be “in service to others,” East Side San Jose native Manju Ramachandran, works with donors to give their time, treasure, and talent to close the equity gap in the Bay Area. Through innovative partnerships she has raised over $10M to support programs at India Community Center, Second Harvest Food Bank and Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott’s All Stars Helping Kids. 

In fact, Manju volunteered at the first “Just in Time” mobile pop-up food pantry distributing 10,000 lbs. of healthy nutrition to Spartan staff and students in 2016 before the Spartan Pantry became a permanent part of our campus offerings. 

In addition, Manju co-founded the Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) fellowship for AFP Silicon Valley/Golden Gate and teaches “Fundraising 101” at SCORE to ensure more underrepresented voices are included in philanthropy.

“Seeing the innovative research projects that students and faculty are doing across San Jose State University (across College of Sciences/Moss Landing Marine Labs) is inspiring. I not only want to share how the College of Sciences is pushing the boundaries of what is possible through scientific research and collaboration, but also shine a light on our new state of the art science facility. The work done in the new building will kindle the flame that illuminates science forward and fuels our pursuit of knowledge, giving students the opportunity to make the Bay Area a much more equitable place to live, play and work.” - Manju Ramachandran, CFRE.

Today, as a fundraising leader for the College of Science Manju is spending her days working with donors and philanthropic institutions who want to make an impact on our College of Science students. and faculty. To make a gift to the College of Science, SJSU or connect with Manju, please email manju.ramachandran@sjsu.edu.