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Fresno State's Strategic Priorities: Priority Four

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 23% in the 2018-19 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



Central Valley Promise

Central Valley Promise

Launched the Central Valley Promise in 2017

Community partnership aimed at increasing college awareness and opportunity to students in the Central Valley. 


Community Service

Community Service
Students, faculty and staff provided more than 1.4 million hours of service to the community during the 2018/19 academic year, an estimated economic impact of service at $42.7 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.




2018-19 Financial Highlights


Examples of Contributions for Student Success

Day of Giving

Day of Giving

The third annual Day of Giving fundraiser resulted in 2,161 individual donors from 40 states and 10 countries. The online campaign generated $550,336 to support student success.

5th national Excellence and Innovation Award

Excellence and Innovation Award

Fresno State wins 5th national Excellence and Innovation Award since 2014 in the category of civic learning and community engagement!

53% Increase in Internships

Increase in Internships

Fresno State students filled 612 internships, an increase of 53% compared to 17/18.

Study Abroad Courses


643 Fresno State students participated in study-abroad courses in 18/19.

Passport Place


Fresno State's on-campus Passport Place processed 10,839 first-time applications, generating $379,365 in revenue. (18/19)

Student Athletes

Student Athletes

Over 2,000 hours of community service, volunteering at 31 local organizations. Programs include Big Hero Little Hero at Valley Children's Hospital, Bulldog Buddies, and Saturday Sports.

  • National Girls and Women in Sports Day youth clinic
  • Hosted 25 campus for local youth
  • Created ticket donation program allowing more kids to attend Fresno State game

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