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Comprehensive capital campaign provides support for students, faculty, facilities and programs

SFA's comprehensive capital campaign officially launched Oct. 29, 2021, during Homecoming weekend. The campaign is the most ambitious in SFA's almost 100-year history with a goal of raising $100 million by the university's 100th anniversary on Sept. 18, 2023.

Almost $90 million has already been raised. Overall, more than 15,000 donors have showed their support for the Elevate SFA campaign, including 13 donors who made gifts of $1 million or more and almost 9,000 donors who made a first-time gift to the university.

"Every dollar raised helps us Elevate SFA," said Dr. Scott Gordon, SFA president. "All university stakeholders, especially our students, will benefit from the support generated by the campaign. The investment in Lumberjacks promotes high-quality and transformative education that changes lives."

The campaign empowers SFA to pursue its stated vision to engage students in experiences that prepare them for the challenges of living in the global community. It is anchored by four priorities:

1 Undergraduate student scholarships: $37 million raised

Providing difference-making scholarships for undergraduate students to ensure that an SFA degree is both accessible and affordable.

2 Faculty support: $4 million raised

Building an endowment for faculty support to ensure SFA can be competitive when recruiting qualified and knowledgeable faculty members who can drive program enhancements and innovations.

3 Facility enhancements: $5 million raised

Assuring our students, faculty and staff have access to modern facilities that meet their needs while providing naming opportunities for donors to be recognized for their generosity.

4 Program support: $43 million raised

Ensuring operating funds are available to strengthen and elevate academic and athletic programs.

"During the past century, SFA has transformed the lives of its alumni," Gordon said. "As we prepare to embark on the next 100 years, we are extremely grateful to those who give back to SFA to help new generations of Lumberjacks secure their futures."

Find your place in this campaign by visiting or by contacting the Office of Development at 936.468.5406.