The President’s Circle for Excellence

Your leadership helps the President and Fresno State fulfill its mission to boldly educate and empower students for success. The President’s Circle for Excellence is an annual giving society dedicated to ensuring positive and enriching student experiences on and off campus. Leadership gifts supporting the President’s priorities have proven to have an immediate impact on the lives of students striving to reach their fullest potential.

"Because of gifts like yours, my dream of graduating from college is actually possible. I plan to live up to your belief in me." — Margaret S. from Kingsburg


DISCOVERe funds will be used to put tablets in the hands of students and faculty and carefully measure the impact on student success. The program saves students over 73% in textbook costs.

Student Cupboard

Enhances the university's commitment to eliminating barriers to learning by helping students meet basic needs. Thousands of students are grateful.

Good Samaritan Fund

Assists students who face catastrophic events and need short term, immediate assistance to reach graduation.

President’s Fund

Supports critical programs dedicated to academic excellence and student success.


Your annual contribution through the President's Circle for Excellence helps Fresno State invest in what's centrally important: students. Your generous donation provides an "enhanced margin of excellence" that enables Fresno State to "be bold!"

$1,000 — Annual gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized in the Donor Honor Roll and receive an invitation to the annual donor appreciation and outreach reception.

If you have questions please contact:

Patricia O'Connor
Director, Annual Giving
559.278.7392 |