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Help Us Reach Our Goals

Thank you for your interest in helping the Department of Economics disseminate the principles of market economics and develop student ability to critically assess domestic and international public policy.

Our goal of becoming the premier, market process economics department on the West Coast is a lofty one. But we have already obtained the key ingredient -- a critical mass of dynamic, young faculty working with experienced scholars within a cohesive department. Our reputation is spreading and drawing increasing numbers of talented graduate and undergraduate students. The energy, the momentum, and the talent are here. To achieve the goal we need additional support for our K-12 teacher education program, for student scholarships and for the David S. Saurman Provocative Lecture Series . We need to build on the existing faculty talent by funding the visiting scholars program, establishing endowed chairs and creating a post-doctoral program.

Gifts at Any Level are Welcome

San Jose State University Foundation is a nonprofit, educational organization, exempt from federal taxation under section 501(c)(3). Contributions to the Department of Economics through the Foundation are therefore tax-deductible.

  • If you would like to make a contribution to the Department of Economics by regular mail, please send a check payable to:

SJSU Foundation--Department of Economics, and send to:

Lydia Ortega

Department Chair of Economics
San Jose State University
San Jose, CA 95192-0114

  • To make a credit card donation through SJSU, please visit the SJSU donation page and indicate under "purpose" that you would like your donation to go to our department.

There are many other ways to have a lasting and resounding impact on students. You can make donations of appreciated securities, real estate, or collections of books or artwork. You can also make us a beneficiary of your will or revocable trust.