Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to San Jose State.

No matter how you give, your gift will help ensure a thriving and transformative tomorrow for our students, university, city and region.


Make your gift online today. Our secure online giving form is an easy way to show you believe in the future of San Jose State. Your contribution can be put to work immediately -- either providing funding for current programs or creating a reliable source of future income by expanding the university's endowment.


Personal checks, cashier’s checks or money orders, made payable to the Tower Foundation of San Jose State University, may be mailed to:

Tower Foundation 
San Jose State University 
One Washington Square 
San Jose, CA 95192-0256

Annual Giving

Annual Giving empowers students to succeed by providing ongoing support for innovative student programs, services and enrichment opportunities. Gifts support SJSU’s greatest needs and help provide essential resources for colleges, schools, departments and other areas.

Stocks and Securities

Gifts of appreciated securities, stocks and bonds provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to SJSU before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital gains tax that would have been due on their sale. Find out how to give appreciated securities, stocks and bonds.

Planned Gifts

Deferred or planned gifts include bequests, real estate, life-income agreements, charitable trusts and other options for your estate. Find out about increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions and reducing your estate taxes. Get more information about Planned Giving.

Gift Matching Programs

You can double or even triple your donation to SJSU if your company has a gift-matching program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in its employees' personal philanthropy. Get more information about gift matching.

Corporate and Foundation Relations

San Jose State has a long history of collaboration with corporations and businesses of all sizes. A well-established connection between higher education and industry can be the catalyst for innovation, invention and a thriving economy. A corporation-university partnership offers the unique opportunity for both entities to build on each other's strengths. Find out how you can become a partner.