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La Sierra University is the grateful recipient of generous financial gifts from supporters each year. Your gifts help ensure that our academic programming, scholarship opportunities, facilities, and spiritual life remain strong and relevant for our students, alumni, friends, and community.

Ways to Give

Your gift matters. Find the best option that suits you for giving to La Sierra University.

Annual Fund

Give directly to students and faculty through a tax-deductible contribution that enhances student life and reduces tuition. Learn how.

Planned Giving

Several plans that provide wonderful benefits for you as a donor and for La Sierra University's mission. Learn how

Endowed Funds & Scholarships

Continue a legacy by endowing a chair, program, facility, professorship, lecture series, or scholarship. Learn how

In the 55 combined years we have been teaching at La Sierra, annual gifts have been an important part of each student’s education because tuition and fees only cover about 60 percent of the actual cost to educate each student. This is still true today, which is why alumni support is as essential now as it has ever been."

Vernon and Winona Howe

Give Now

Your gifts are essential to La Sierra University and our students. Giving to La Sierra University is easy and quick on a secure method via Authorize.Net. Thank you for your generosity!

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Hilmer Besel Math & Computing Scholarship
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Education
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Zapara School of Business
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H.M.S. Richards School of Divinity
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Athletics
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Music
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Sciences
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Museum
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Alumni Initiatives
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Women's Resource Center
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Center for Near Eastern Archaeology
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Meet Our Advancement Staff

Norman Yergen
Norman Yergen
Vice President for University Advancement
(951) 785-2307
Larry Geraty
Larry Geraty
Executive Director
La Sierra University Foundation
(951) 785-2160
Julie Narducci
Julie Narducci
Alumni Director
(951) 785-2278
Christine Cales
Christine Cales
Director of Annual Fund and Grants
(951) 785-2386
Cassandra Hicks
Cassandra Hicks
Advancement Assistant
(951) 785-2157

Special Events

Donor Appreciation Brunch

By invitation only, the Donor Appreciation Brunch is a thank you to all of those people who showed their support of LSU by giving a generous gift the Development Department sponsors a brunch at the newly renovated Alumni Center.  Donors are invited to bring guests and enjoy a leisurely meal with President Lawrence T. Geraty.  It is a good time for our donors to discuss their desires for LSU and learn first-hand about the happenings on campus.

The President's Reception
Our Alumni Center is opened up to members of the community so that President Randal R. Wisbey, can host a new year's reception.  It is a time to welcome members of the Riverside community to our campus and offer them a chance to mingle with faculty and administration.   

Awards Assembly & Luncheon

Our students are given a chance to celebrate their achievement at an annual Awards Assembly. There is a luncheon following for all presenters of awards so the donors are able to mingle with each other as well as faculty and staff. After extensive thought and careful consideration, as many as 140 students are chosen to receive a total of almost $275,000 in grants, awards and scholarships. 

For more information about these events, please contact the Director of Alumni and Special Events, Julie Narducci.