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.

Your generous gift is a blessing to me, because of your help I am able to continue in furthering my education and pursuing my dream. With this scholarship you are believing in my future and motivating me to put all my effort into succeeding."

Christin abdelmessih, 2015

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

Matching Gifts

Many companies match dollar-for-dollar the charitable contribution you give to La Sierra. If your employer or your spouse’s employer has such a program, please use it and double your gift! Requirements vary, so please check with the appropriate office at your place of employment. It’s generally no harder than filling out a form.

For Alumni

Your commitment to the Annual Fund is crucial in helping us reach our financial goals. But, did you know that your participation also helps us to successfully acquire important corporate and foundation gifts? In considering the university’s gift requests, corporations and foundations often look at the percentage of alumni who give as a deciding factor. Alumni gifts of every size to the Annual Fund are appreciated and needed!

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