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Advancement Office

Annual Fund

The Annual Fund is the university's yearly program designed to attract tax-deductible contributions from alumni and friends of La Sierra. Through the Fund, the university supports students through scholarships as well as academic and student life programs.

Annual Fund resources meet vital operational needs and help reduce educational costs for our students. For instance, your gifts may be used to provide scholarship assistance, upgrade campus-wide computing systems, or fund much-needed building renovations.

All alumni (those who attended La Sierra as well as those who graduated) and friends are encouraged to support the university every year through the La Sierra Annual Fund.  Your contribution will enable current students to enjoy the gift of a La Sierra University education.

Of Each Dollar Given:

  • 34¢ support instruction and research in all academic areas
  • 24¢ help students learn through providing academic and instructional support such as tutoring services, library resources, the Center for Student Academic Success (C-SAS), and service learning opportunities, information technology, and administration
  • 19¢ are invested directly in students through scholarships
  • 9¢ help offset the cost of Student Services such as campus ministries and residential life
  • Only 14¢ goes to maintaining campus facilities and other costs

These gifts, when added together, are powerful!

  • $150 can purchase the score and parts for a piece of Band or Wind Ensemble music
  • $250 covers the cost of a periodical subscription for the University Library
  • $500 pays the registration fee for a faculty workshop or seminar
  • $1,000 can provide a computer or laser printer for a student computer lab
  • $2,000 covers a student worker’s wages for one year

Attention, Alumni

Alumni commitment to the Annual Fund is crucial in helping us reach our financial goals. But, did you know that your participation also helps us to successfully acquire important corporate and foundation gifts? In considering the university’s gift requests, corporations and foundations often look at the percentage of alumni who give as a deciding factor. Alumni gifts of every size to the Annual Fund are appreciated and needed!

Matching Gifts

Many companies match dollar-for-dollar the charitable contribution you give to La Sierra. If your employer or your spouse’s employer has such a program, please use it and double your gift! Requirements vary, so please check with the appropriate office at your place of employment. It’s generally no harder than filling out a form.

Please Give Today

Thank you for supporting our important educational mission.

To make your online gift to the La Sierra University Annual Fund, click here.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Annual Fund, contact us at:

Email: ccales@lasierra.edu

Phone:  951.785.2500

Address

La Sierra University
Office of University Advancement
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515

Testimonials

Zablon Okari 2010

My LSU education has inspired me to spend my first year after graduation serving as an English teacher in Korea before using my degree to become a high school science teacher and basketball coach.

Kim (Odle) Canine 2000, 2001

 I really value my education and the friends I made here. My family and I live on campus, so I know what a difference gifts from alumni and friends make in supporting campus life, giving students the opportunity to live and learn in this Adventist Christian community.

Carolyn (Fagal) Saliba 1970

Supporting La Sierra has become something I do every year because I value my experience as a La Sierra student and want to make similar opportunities possible for the next generation.

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