What is the Annual Fund?
The Annual Fund is a yearly campaign to raise funds for SFA's six colleges and 34 academic departments. The goal is to provide immediate funds to supplement the university's operating budget over the course of each year. Annual Fund gifts support essential needs that might not otherwise be provided for through state funding, such as computer equipment and software, faculty seminars and workshop programs, research efforts, student mentoring and support programs, library acquisitions, program accreditation fees and the like.
What is the SFA Parents Fund?
The Parents Fund is a yearly campaign to raise funds for SFA's six colleges and 34 academic departments. The goal is to provide immediate funds to supplement the university's operating budget over the course of each year. Parents Fund gifts support essential needs that might not otherwise be provided for through state funding and tuition, such as computer equipment and software, faculty seminars and workshop programs, research efforts, student mentoring and support programs, library acquisitions, program accreditation fees and the like.
When is the 2017 Gala?
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Location: Baker Pattillo Student Center, SFA Campus, Nacogdoches, Texas
Entertainment: Blind Date of Austin
Program: Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception to be followed by a formal dinner with music and special presentations. The entertainment will begin around 8:30 p.m.
Proceeds from the Gala help build the permanent endowment created 21 years ago by the SFASU Foundation, Inc. for faculty achievement in teaching and research. As a commitment to excellence, the continually growing endowment recognizes innovation and excellence in teaching, research, and services.
Tickets: $175 Orchestra Seating and $125 Ballroom Seating
To purchase tickets to Gala contact:
Jill Still, CFRE - Vice President for University Advancement
When is Homecoming 2016?
2016 SFA Homecoming is scheduled for the weekend of November 5, 2016.
For more information on homecoming, contact the Traditions Council at 936.468.6721 or visit the Involvement Center located on the first floor of the Baker Pattillo Student Center.
We hope to see you at all of the festivities!
Why should I give to the Annual Fund?
State funding and student tuition only cover more than half of the SFA operating budget. Investment in the Annual Fund is one of the ways that friends and alumni are able to help ensure that the university is able to continue to operate at the current standard of excellence for which it is known. Gifts to SFA through the Annual Fund help decrease the deficit between funding provided by the state, tuition revenues and what is needed to actually operate the university. With recent state-mandated budget cuts, private support from alumni and friends of the university in the form of Annual Fund contributions is needed like never before. Annual Fund gifts make an immediate positive impact on maintaining and increasing academic excellence at SFA!
When is the Battle of the Pineywoods 2016?
The Lumberjacks take on rivals Sam Houston State in the 2016 Battle of the Pineywoods Saturday, Oct. 1.
When is the Archie McDonald Speaker Series?
This year's Archie McDonald Speaker Series will feature American Historian, Best-Selling Author and CNN Presidential Historian, Douglas Brinkley. The event will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017.
Where should I stay in Nacogdoches?
There are many choices of lodging in Nacogdoches, from cozy bed & breakfasts to landmark hotels. For a complete listing of area accomodations, browse VisitNacogdoches.org.
What else is there to see in Nacogdoches?
There are many things to see in Nacogdoches. Visit hands-on museums, explore hundreds of miles of hike & bike trails and spend some time shopping in the historic downtown district. For a complete listing of area things to do, browse VisitNacogdoches.org.
Will my employer double my gift?
With matching gifts you can sometimes double or even triple your gift!
How do I refer a student?
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Office of Development
P.O. Box 6092 - SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-6092
2102 Alumni Drive
Austin Bldg. Ste. 303