Gifts at Work

The Power of Philanthropy -- Acceleration: The Campaign for San Jose State University

Seven years ago, the groundbreaking Acceleration campaign set out to change lives, enhance our ability to power Silicon Valley, and transform how people learn. We did it! Acceleration raised $208,863,349 to benefit San Jose State students, faculty and the larger community. This is the Power of Philanthropy. Thank you!


The Smart Science of Simulating Nursing

The Valley Foundation School of Nursing’s Clinical Simulation Lab blends cutting-edge technology with healthcare and theatrics to create a safe environment for students to refine their nursing skills. A $5 million gift from the non-profit Valley Foundation, the lab will double in size.


Transforming Undergrads into Filmmakers

With generous support from donors like entrepreneur and inventor Maurice Kanbar, Spartan Film Studios launches students’ careers as writers, directors, producers and cinematographers.


Developing Biomedical Engineering and Tomorrow’s Leaders

A $3 million gift from alumnus Omid Kordestani, ’84 Electrical Engineering, has been a key factor in developing a new, multidisciplinary program in biomedical engineering.


A Reputation for Finding Business Solutions

When Gary Sbona, ’66 Business Administration, gave a $5.2 million gift to enhance the Sbona Honors Program, he bolstered the opportunity for College of Business students to learn from and contribute to Silicon Valley’s top companies.

Every gift counts.

Every private dollar that comes to San José State will benefit our students and improve their lives so they can uplift the lives of others. All gifts are deeply appreciated and will be stewarded with care.