The Annual Fund is the university's yearly program designed to attract tax-deductible contributions from alumni and friends of La Sierra. Through the Fund, the university supports students through scholarships as well as academic and student life programs.

Annual Fund resources meet vital operational needs and help reduce educational costs for our students. For instance, your gifts may be used to provide scholarship assistance, upgrade campus-wide computing systems, or fund much-needed building renovations.

All alumni and friends are encouraged to support the university every year through the La Sierra Annual Fund.  Your contribution will enable current students to enjoy the gift of a La Sierra University education.

How your dollar is distributed

  • 34¢ supports instruction and research in all academic areas
  • 24¢ helps students learn through providing academic and instructional support such as tutoring services, library resources, the Center for Student Academic Success (C-SAS), service learning opportunities, information technology, and administration
  • 19¢ are invested directly in students through scholarships
  • 9¢ helps offset the cost of Student Services such as campus ministries and residential life
  • 14¢ goes to maintaining campus facilities and other costs

My La Sierra education has inspired me to spend my first year after graduation serving as an English teacher in Korea before using my degree to become a high school science teacher and basketball coach."

Zablon Okari, 2010

Your gifts make a difference!

$150 can purchase the score and parts for a piece of Band or Wind Ensemble music
$250 covers the cost of a periodical subscription for the University Library
$500 pays the registration fee for a faculty workshop or seminar
$1,000 can provide a computer or laser printer for a student computer lab
$2,000 covers a student worker’s wages for one year

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

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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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School of Education
Zapara School of Business
H.M.S. Richards School of Divinity
Golden Eagle Athletics
Department of Music
Sciences Advisory
Alumni Initiatives
Center for Near Eastern Archaeology