Spartans Supporting Spartans

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Motivation to Help Others

"I'm committed to working with diverse, first-generation students who are motivated to succeed and make the world a better place." - Maria Luisa Alaniz, professor and advisor, Interdisciplinary Social Science Department

Building a Spartan Legacy

"After working for the university for more than 33 years, and seeing my son Joaquin pursue a degree in animation/illustration it is important to give back to the school that has greatly impacted my life." - Dan Soriano, manager, Facility Services

Surrounded by Beauty

"It inspires me that our grounds-staff at San Jose State University are so committed to doing their part to make sure that SJSU remains a beautiful destination campus, even in these tough times." - Shirley Reekie, chair, Department of Kinesiology

Every Gift Counts

Any gift you make will contribute to a sense of partnership and pride across campus and demonstrates to students and to others—alumni, parents, community partners, foundations, corporations—that this is an institution worth investing in.

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What inspires you?

The third annual Spartans Supporting Spartans is about discovering what inspires us and rallying together as a community to support what we love. The campaign highlights what makes us proud to be Spartans and provides an easy way for faculty and staff members to give to the colleges, departments, scholarships, programs and services we love. So, what inspires you?  Email your story about what inspires you in 100 words or less to


Why should I support San Jose State? How can I give? Is there a right amount to give? See answers to these and more of the frequently asked questions about Spartans Supporting Spartans, SJSU's faculty and staff giving campaign.