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A Warm Welcome from the Advancement Staff

Ӱ̳ 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.

Year-End Giving

Ӱ̳ is incredibly blessed each year by the support of alumni and friends wishing to give calendar year-end gifts

For donations to be counted each year for tax purposes, online gifts must be made by 11:59pm December 31st, checks that are mailed to our office must be postmarked by December 31st, and donations over the phone must be made before the office closes for the holidays. 

In person donations can be dropped off to our campus during the holiday week of December 26 through 29th at the kiosk office when you enter campus from the Riverwalk Parkway main entrance.

If you would like to make a donation during this end year time, you have several options:

  1. Visit lasierra.edu/donate to make a gift online.
  2. Mail a check (made out to Ӱ̳) to La Sierra Advancement Office, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, Riverside, CA 92505. Please indicate your desired designation of this gift in the memo line on your check.
  3. Call our office at (951) 785-2500 to make a donation over the phone before noon on Friday, December 20, 2023.

Thank you for your support of students at Ӱ̳, and we hope you have a very blessed holiday season and a prosperous new year!

Ways to give Your gift matters. Find the best option that suits you for giving to Ӱ̳.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

Taxpayers age 70 ½ and older can make gifts of up $100,000 per year from an IRA to nonprofits including Ӱ̳ without increasing their taxable income.

Endowed Funds & Scholarships

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

Annual Fund

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

Several plans that provide wonderful benefits for you as a donor and for Ӱ̳'s mission.

Donation Options

Your gifts are essential to Ӱ̳ and our students. Giving to Ӱ̳ is easy and quick on a secure method through MobileCause. Thank you for your generosity!

Please choose the purposes you would like to donate to below. Input a value and optional description. Enter a description for more detailed designations. Click continue.

For the purposes of strengthening the development program at Ӱ̳ 5% of all gifts will be used to partially defray related fundraising costs. We welcome your feedback as we steward the essential gifts necessary to fulfill the mission of Ӱ̳.

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Donation Designations

The Emergency Student Aid Fund helps students who are in dire need of financial assistance due to unprecedented or unforeseen circumstances. When all other avenues of assistance have been exhausted, this fund enables students to stay enrolled, obtain necessary school supplies, and provides for other emergency needs. 

Through Alumni Initiatives, donors support La Sierra alumni events, help promote engagement, and ensure that the relationship with the alumni community remains strong. Yearly events such as Homecoming are a vital part of La Sierra’s ongoing legacy.

The Brandstater Endowment was established by Rhona Brandstater Hodgen, Bernard Brandstater, Murray Brandstater, and Lynette Brandstater Bellville in honor of their parents Roby and Frances Brandstater. The fund directly supports fine arts activities in the Brandstater Gallery and the Department of Art + Design.

This fund aids the Center for Near Eastern Archaeology in responsibly conserving and displaying artifacts, maintaining educational resources for the university, and providing research opportunities for students, scholars, and the surrounding community.  

Students in the Department of Music are supported by this fund, which aids in hosting group music experiences, helps supply the means for student performances, and continues to provide the essential tools for making and responding to music.

Via this fund, donors aid the H.M.S. Richards Divinity School in its work to prepare students for service and ministry through various areas of religious education from archaeological studies to pre-seminary programs.

The Golden Eagles fund directly supports the Athletics Department at Ӱ̳, where student-athletes not only compete for optimal results in various sports but also develop self-control, self-assurance, and leadership skills through hard work and camaraderie.

The School of Education fund supports both undergraduate liberal studies majors and those pursuing graduate degrees in various areas of education.

Research and development in the sciences is a long-standing part of Ӱ̳’s legacy. Donations to this fund help support myriad projects in our departments of Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Health & Exercise Science, Physics, and Psychology.

This fund will help build the Ӱ̳ Museum and Visitor Center. Ӱ̳’s various collections and artifacts have historically had separate leadership and management, but will be unified through one museum designed to provide our students and the community with a window to the past and a broadened view of our present world.

Funds donated here benefit the Tom & Vi Zapara School of Business, supporting students in their endeavors to create value and make a difference in their local and global communities through organizations like Enactus. 

To donate a custom amount and designation, please use this option.

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Office Location

University Advancement
Administration Building
Room 232

Bobby and Velda Cobb-Brown Caribbean Soup Scholarship

Velda and I came to La Sierra from Jamaica without knowing anyone. We experienced generosity, love, respect, and compassion from the day we set foot on campus. Coming to La Sierra taught us real, true Christianity. We wanted to pass along the kindness shown to us and to provide the extra help some students need. 

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