The Rewards of Giving

The College of Health and Human Sciences has a tradition of academic excellence that has been made possible by the financial gifts of support from alumni, parents and friends.

These contributions provide funding to meet new and exciting programmatic needs in the College, or one of the departments, schools or program within the College. Your donation provides assistance for student scholarships and addresses emerging needs.

Alicia Nájera Memorial Scholarship - School of Social Work

Every gift—no matter what size—does make a difference. 

Outright gifts provide the College with much needed financial assistance. They have an immediate impact on students, faculty and programs.


At times, the College accepts "Gifts in Kind" in the form of equipment, supplies, materials, software or hardware. Please contact Dean Audrey Shillington or Sonia Wright to discuss such gift ideas.

Many businesses and corporations match personal gifts to educational institutions made by employees, retirees, and their family members. Please contact your company's personnel office for more information.


All gifts are tax deductible. If you want to donate to the College of Health and Human Sciences and its programs, please visit the University Giving page or complete and mail the donation form [pdf], along with your check to:

College of Health and Human Sciences
San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0049
(408) 924-2900

For more detailed information on a specific fund or scholarship, or to establish a new scholarship or award, please contact Sonia Wright:

Sonia R. Wright, CFRE, CSPG
Sr. Director of Development
Direct: 408-924-1328
Cell/Text: 530-340-2278

Donations can benefit the following academic areas:

  • Audiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Public Health and Recreation
  • Social Work