Fresno State's Strategic Priorities: Priority Four


Grow and develop collaborative and engaged community partnerships to increase support for students and the University.


We measure progress and success by tracking outcomes of K-16 partnerships, monitoring the number of service learning opportunities and internships and the hours spent on each, quantifying the impact of research on the community, tracking contributions and donations, and assessing the quality of collaborative efforts.


Charitable giving increased 22% in the 2017-18 academic year.

Charitable Giving in millions

Gift commitments include new gifts, new pledges and testamentary commitments. Total Gift Commitments are reported annually to the CSU Chancellor’s Office. Fiscal Years run from July 1 – June 30

Total Alumni Donors Over 5 Years

Total Alumni Donors Over 5 Years

Priority Four Themes

  1. Support the Central Valley Promise outcomes.
  2. Increase campus-community connections through service-learning, internships, short courses, continuing education, and community-based problem-solving research.
  3. Grow giving and participation to demonstrate support for the University.
  4. Plan and launch a comprehensive campaign to support campus strategic priorities.

Priority Four Highlights

Central Valley Promise

Launched the Central Valley Promise

Enrolled 787 students for Fall 2018, many of whom will transfer to Fresno State within 2 years.

Community service record

New Community Service Record

Students, faculty and staff provided more than 1.44 million hours of service to the community during the 2017/18 academic year, an estimated economic impact of service at $40.3 million.

Impact of research

Impact of Research

Tremor-Suppression Technology - Dr. The "Leo" Nguyen and a graduate student entered the final stages of developing a device to help patients with Parkinson's disease. Read the story

Off-campus courses

Off-Campus Courses

Summer through December 2018, 22 off-campus courses were offered at the Bitwise Downtown Center, CMAC, and online.

2017-18 Financial Highlights

Examples of contributions that support student success

Day of Giving

Day of Giving

The second annual Day of Giving fundraiser resulted in 2,142 individual donors from 42 states and 18 countries. The online campaign generated $456,831.99 to support student success.


Ready for the next comprehensive campaign

With the support of the Foundation Board of Governors, Consultants Marts & Lundy determined Fresno State is ready for its next comprehensive campaign. The campaign quiet leadership phase has been launched as of July 2018.

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