Frequently Asked Questions

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What is Founders Day and the Founder’s Day Challenge?

Founders Day marks when San Francisco State University was founded in March 1899. The University will be hosting a celebration on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in celebration.

The Founder’s Day Challenge is a month long giving campaign that brings together alumni, students, faculty, staff and others in support of the San Francisco State.

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Where do gifts go?

Gifts go to a program, scholarship, school, department or organization of your choosing. If you do not have a specific cause to which you want your gift applied, it will be put into The Annual Fund which is used to support student scholarships and general programs.

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Will 100% of my gift go to my designated area?

Yes.

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Is there a minimum donation amount?

No.

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How do I decide where to give?

Check the Founder’s Day Web Site for a complete listing of giving options and/or Contact the Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Program at alumevnt@sfsu.edu or call (415) 338-2217 for more information.

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Can a donor send a gift by mail or phone?

Yes. Gifts can be mailed to University Development, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 153, San Francisco, CA 94132.

Or call the Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving at (415) 338-2217.

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Can I give via stock in support of the Founder’s Day Challenge?

Yes. Call the Alumni Association for details at (415) 338-2217.

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Is it safe to make my gift online?

Yes. Our online giving program is PCI compliant.

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Will my Founder’s Day Challenge donation be tax deductible?

Yes.

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Can I create a recurring gift?

Yes. You can do so online, or for other ways, please contact Alumni Relations for more information at alumevnt@sfsu.edu or call (415) 338-2217.

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What can I do to help get the word out about the Founders Day Challenge?

Tell your friends, post it on Facebook, Tweet your fellow Gators. Any help we can get to get the word out is helpful.

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When are the challenge winners announced?

Mid-April.

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