Donors put San Diego State University’s 10-year fundraising campaign over the top in fiscal 2016-17, bringing the total raised to $815.17 million, the university recently announced.
The campaign’s goal was to raise $750 million.
For the second consecutive year, San Diego State University raised more than $100 million. Between fiscal 2016 and fiscal 2017, about 10,500 new donors contributed to the campaign and more than 32,000 new gifts were received, the university said.
Scholarship support increased from $140 million to $190 million, and SDSU’s endowment rose from $205 million to $245 million.
SDSU said it raised $105.66 million in fiscal 2016-17 to conclude the decade-long campaign.
More than 74,000 alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends contributed to the campaign, 53,192 of whom were first-time donors, according to the university.
UC San Diego has also seen generous giving in recent years. The university said in October it had received a record $213 million in gifts during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2016. The total was 20 percent higher than in the previous year, UCSD said.
The university's combined endowment, which is managed by the UC San Diego Foundation and the UC Regents, was $1.177 billion as of the end of the fiscal year.