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The University Advancement team works to build sustained support for Silicon Valley's public university through individual fundraising, corporate and foundation partnerships, and alumni and community engagement. Long before the university became the "most transformative university" it was the founding campus of the California State University system, a Normal School that trained teachers who set out to educate the pioneering people of a young California. San José State's people continue to adapt to meet the needs of the region and beyond—using what powers them to make the world a better place. Philanthropy makes that possible.
There are plenty of ways for alumni to get and stay connected to SJSU. Our alumni relations team makes sure there are events, programs and resources for all alumni.
As a public university, SJSU is not fully state supported, only state assisted. Our fundraising team helps to bring in gifts that ensure SJSU continues to transform individual lives, the region and the state.
As an essential part of the University Advancement Division, the Tower Foundation is dedicated solely to philanthropy.