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SONOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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Rohnert Park, CA 94928
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In the past five years Sonoma State University has received significant financial support from the community to advance major new projects and programs. The University is responding to the needs and interests of the people in the North Bay region by creating new academic programs and facilities.


COMPUTER AND ENGINEERING
SCIENCES MASTER'S PROGRAM

Entrepreneurs in the North Bay’s telecommunications industry contributed more than $8 million to support the creation of this new master’s degree program. As a result, the Cerent Engineering Science Laboratories now house state-of-the-art equipment for research and teaching purposes. The endowment also will support faculty in the program.

DONALD AND MAUREEN GREEN MUSIC CENTER
The capital campaign to build the Green Music Center began in 1998 with a $10 million commitment from Donald and Maureen Green.
More then 1000 donors have participated in the campaign, thus far raising more than $33 million in cash and commitments. The near-term goal is to raise a total of $39 million to construct the concert hall and support facilities. In addition, $7.5 million has been committed to the campaign in deferred gifts. green music center

The Green Music Center will become the home of the Santa Rosa Symphony, which has been an active partner in the fund-raising campaign.

The concert hall will rival the finest music venues in the world. It is modeled after one of them, Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. The architectural firm that designed that hall, William Rawn & Associates, also designed the Donald and Maureen Green Music Center.

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OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute has attracted many donors since it was founded two years ago. Edward Stolman, a community leader and active participant in LLI, introduced the Bernard Osher Foundation to the program. The Osher Foundation has provided $100,000 annually for operations and recently established a $1 million endowment.


WINE BUSINESS PROGRAM
The School of Business and Economics launched a fund-raising campaign, in conjunction with the Development Office, to initiate and underwrite the Wine Business Program. Donors from the wine industry in both Sonoma and Napa counties have contributed more than $500,000 to this program.


JEAN AND CHARLES SCHULZ INFORMATION CENTER

A $5 million gift from Jean and Charles Schulz established an endowment for the operations of the University Library and Information Technology.

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
The Alumni Association has made much progress in the past five years, expanding its membership and contributing to a variety of university programs and events.

Membership in annual and life memberships increased by 16% in the past two years.

An on-line directory and electronic newsletter have been created for our alumni to stay in touch with the university and each other.

The Alumni Association funded the President’s Scholars program, contributing $60,000 annually during the past five years. President’s Scholars are entering freshmen with a 4.0 grade point average and continuing students with an A average.

The Ambrose R. Nichols Jr. and Ronald O. Logsdon III scholarship funds were fully endowed.

The alumni presence on campus is now visible. The Alumni Association created the Alumni Amphitheater near Ives Hall and an Alumni Grove by the Lakes. Alumni banners now wave at the entrances to campus each fall semester.
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The CSU asks all campuses to obtain private funding in excess of 10% of their State General Fund allocation. SSU consistently exceeds this percent by a wide margin and has one of the best records of donor support in the CSU.

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