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Thank you for considering a gift to the Department of Journalism! Your private gift helps us to ensure accessibility to quality public higher education. We thank the many past supporters of the department and our sincere appreciation to those of you whose generosity will be ongoing.

To a make a gift to the department, please contact the department directly at (415) 338-1689 or You can also donate directly, through the online donation form or by mail. Thank you for your support!


SF State is grateful for the generosity of its alumni and friends. All donors who contribute gifts of $100 or more are acknowledged in the Annual Report to Contributors.

Why Your Support Matters

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Planned and Estate Gift Options

Through estate and planned gifts, alumni and friends -- across all income levels -- have the opportunity to provide significant, even transformational support to the Department of Journalism.

Planned Giving


With nearly 30,000 students, 4,000 faculty and staff and over 145,000 alumni, SF State can enhance visibility for companies seeking a mutually beneficial relationship with one of the most respected centers of learning, applied research, and community-based professional education in California.

Corporate Support Options

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Corporate Partnerships


Our emphasis on community engagement creates opportunities for new forms of education that extend outside the classroom. Foundation grants can make new forms of collaboration possible, building important connections between the SF state campus and the disability rights community, local artists, youth, and other important groups that help us to carry out SF State’s mission to promote experiential learning that supports diverse communities.

Foundation Grants

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Online Donation Form for Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund

Make a gift by mail

Mail your donation to:

Department of Journalism
San Francisco State University

1600 Holloway Avenue, Humanities Building, Room 305
San Francisco, CA 94132-4028

Additional Funds

Give to the Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund

The San Francisco State University Journalism Department mourns the loss of long-time faculty member Raul Ramirez. Raul passed away on November 15 at home. Raul was KQED Radio's Executive Director for News and Public Affairs and was to receive the career achievement award from the Society of Professional Journalists of Northern California at its awards ceremony November 19.

Raul RamirezBefore passing Raul gave a generous gift of $25,000 to create The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund. The fund will support an annual award to honor a journalism student whose work exemplifies the importance of diversity in all journalistic endeavors and in the lives of communities. Raul - one of our most popular and admired lecturers for three decades -- touched the lives of hundreds upon hundreds of our students, infecting them with his enthusiasm for journalism and commitment to diversity. The awards program will promote Raul's vision for journalism into the future.

How to Contribute

Friends and colleagues are invited to help grow the endowment for The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund. By establishing the endowed fund, Raul has ensured that the Fund will continue in perpetuity because the principal cannot be spent. By growing the Fund, awards made from the interest can be larger or given to more students. Donations, which are tax deductible, may be made by check or online.

Contribute online

Make a Gift Online to the Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund

Contribute by mail

Checks should be made out to The San Francisco State University Foundation, with a notation that the donation is for “The Raul Ramirez Diversity in Journalism Fund.” Please mail to: Office of University Development ATTN: Andrea Rouah San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 153 San Francisco, CA 94132 Phone: 415-338-1668 Thank you for your generosity.

SPJ NorCal 2013 Excellence in Journalism Awards Dinner. Nov. 19, 2013. City Club of San Francisco. Video produced by Paige Berma.

Press Coverage

Give to the Hollis Family Fund

Editors work beyond the class credit they receive for their coursework. This fund provides financial support for the editor in chief of Xpress newspaper and Xpress magazine. The fund was started by Robert Hollis, a former editor of the Golden Gator.

Give to the Fran Ortiz Photojournalism Fund

Photojournalism students can receive up to $5,000 to produce significant journalistic projects that sheds light on marginalized populations. Fran Ortiz was the first faculty member to teach a photojournalism course in the Department of Journalism. He was committed to ensuring our students learned to report from a diversity of perspectives.