Missed Fresno State Day of Giving? You can still be a champion of student success!

Fresno State Central Funds

The President's Circle for Excellence

The President’s Circle for Excellence directly supports students in their pursuit of a higher education. Your gift of $1,000 or more supports essential programs that remove barriers students face — things that we may take for granted, like the need for food, access to technology or financial means when facing a short-term setback.

Fresno State Annual Fund

The annual fund gives a boost to programs and projects needing a little “extra fuel.” Your gift helps students with scholarship support, leadership development and learning experiences that prepare them to serve and lead in the communities where they will work and live.

The Maddy Institute

The Maddy Institute provides selected Fresno State students with up to $6,000 in scholarships to intern in Federal and State legislative offices in Washington, D.C., Sacramento and throughout the Valley.  Your donation will allow a Fresno State student to experience the legislative process firsthand and set them on the path of public service for the Valley—whether that be in government, business or a non-profit organization. 

Over the last 20 years, more than 400 Legislative Scholars have benefitted from these scholarships and gone on to make a difference in their communities as State Assembly Members, County Supervisors, Mayors, City Council members,  District Attorneys, and Chiefs of Staff for members of Congress and the State Legislators, as well as college professors, leaders of Valley nonprofits and Presidents, Vice Presidents, CEOs of Valley businesses. 

We urge you to consider “paying it forward” by making an investment in the next generation of Valley leaders with a donation to the Maddy Institute.

Fresno State Library 

Help support the Library as it serves more than 1.76 million annual visitors. At the discretion of the Dean of Library Services, your donations will be used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to events, awards and resources needed for programming and activities that will benefit our students.

Office of IDEAS

The Office of IDEAS (Innovation and Digital Excellence for Academic Success) provides high-level professional development opportunities in the areas of open educational resources, accessible course content, technology, innovation, and pedagogy. You can support three areas under the Office of IDEAS.

  • Center for Faculty Excellence: Our Center for Faculty Excellence provides professional development, growth, and collaboration across disciplines. Professional development is the conscience of the faculty because it provides a space for faculty to reflect on what they do, why they do it, and how to improve it. Your contribution will support programs like Equity Minded Pedagogy, Advancing Inclusive Mentoring, Zero Cost Course Materials, and many more.

  • Digital Excellence for Academic Success: The vision of our office of Innovation and Digital Excellence (IDEAS) is to collaborate and implement effective and holistic professional development opportunities for all faculty that has a positive influence on teaching pedagogy, service, and research while supporting our diverse student population to attain their personal and professional goals. Our team ensures that our campus has outstanding academic technology support and high-level professional development opportunities in the areas of open educational resources, accessible course content, inclusion, and pedagogy. Your donations will be used for a variety of purposes, including but not limited to events, awards, and resources needed for programming and activities that will benefit our faculty, staff, and students.

  • DISCOVERe: Our program works to empower the next generation of leaders by giving them the digital technology and support they need to succeed during their time at Fresno State. Along with our continued efforts to support students with the newest technology, we also work with our DISCOVERe faculty members to rethink what is possible within the classroom and how our students learn. Your support today will go to our continued efforts to provide the most impactful technologies and strategies for learning in the classroom.

Click on a button below to support the area you choose.

Day of Giving Leaderboard
Here is the real-time status of each participating area's efforts! Thank you to everyone for making this day a success!
Rank Department Donors
1 Athletics 400
2 College of Arts and Humanities 320
3 Fresno State Alumni Association 172
4 Craig School of Business 153
5 Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology 126
6 College of Health and Human Services 126
7 Smittcamp Family Honors College 118
8 College of Science and Mathematics 92
9 Lyles College of Engineering 87
10 College of Social Sciences 87
11 Division of Continuing and Global Education 67
12 Fresno State Central Funds 58
13 Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning 45
14 Kremen School of Education and Human Development 43
15 Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management 37
16 Technology Services 29
17 Division of Research and Graduate Studies 23
18 Associated Students, Inc. 14
8:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Social Media: Future Bulldogs
Congratulations to Taylan Parker (fund choice: The Richter Center) and Vi Nguyen (fund choice: FresnoState Tech/FresnoState DX) who were randomly selected to win the Social Media: Future Bulldogs Day of Giving Challenge!
9:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m. Social Media: Midnight Madness!
Congratulations to Esuri Peiris for Fresno State Tech/DX, Tanya Pacheco-Werner for CHHS Student Success Fund, Varaxy Yi for Kremen's Equity Student Scholars Initiative and Amarprit Dhillon for Fresno State Mock Trial!
Last Gift!
Congratulations to the College of Science and Mathematics for receiving the last gift!
Jeff Cowan - Maddy Institute Challenge
The first 10 gifts to the Maddy Institute from 5:00-9:00 a.m. will unlock $500 from Jeff Cowan.
Justin Salters - Maddy Institute Matching Challenge
Justin Salters will match every gift to the Maddy Institute, dollar for dollar, up to $500.
Center for Faculty Excellence Matching Challenge
Natalie and Bryan Berrett will match every gift to the Center for Faculty Excellence, dollar for dollar, up to $150.
5:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Early Bird Challenge!
Congrats to our Early Bird Challenges: First Place - College of Arts and Humanities Second Place - Fresno State Alumni Association Third Place - Jordan College and the College of Science and Mathematics
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Social Media: Share your Fresno State Pets
Congratulations to Chele and the Hub of Digital Transformation and Innovation for winning the social media - share your pets challenge.
6:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Social Media - Throwback Thursday!
Congratulations to Kendall Rasmussen and The Richter Center, and Tony Mertens and the Lyles College of Engineering, the winners of the Throwback Thursday social media challenge!
Sal Russo invites you to support the Maddy Institute
Sal Russo has generously donated $1,000 to the Maddy Institute to inspire alumni and community to support this program.
Natalie and Bryan Berrett - Digital Excellence for Academic Success (IDEAS) Challenge
10 gifts to the Office of Digital Excellence for Academic Success (IDEAS) will unlock $500 from Natalie and Bryan Berrett.
DISCOVERe Program Matching Challenge
Natalie and Bryan Berrett will match every gift to the DISCOVERe Program, dollar for dollar, up to $150.
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