Support Latina/Latino Studies

Your Donations Support Our Department

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Lecturer Faculty

Your Donations Support Our Work in the Community

Your Donations Support Our Students

Yaratzed Hernandez

You Increase Educational Access

“I had always known that I wanted to help the Latina/o community with my higher education, but I did not know how. I ended up receiving my Juris Doctorate. My educational journey would have been a lot more difficult if I did not have the support of my professors and counselors at SF State.”

Yaratzed Hernandez, J.D. (Latina/Latino Studies Minor, 2017)


Abraham Vela

You Support Academic Excellence

“The Latina/Latino Studies program expanded my knowledge of not only the struggles but also the achievements of my community throughout history. Learning more about the systems that create health, social and educational disparities motivated me to continue my path to medicine.”

Abraham Vela, M.D. (Latina/Latino Studies B.A., 2008)


Lorena Zavala

You Help Build An Inclusive Future

“The Latina/Latino studies department inspired me to finish my education and support my community as a Library Assistant. I still enjoy being the first warm smile and helping hand that hesitant Spanish speaking patrons see when they visit my branch. After getting my Bachelor's degree I was even more committed to provide culturally competent public service for my hometown of San Francisco..” 

Lorena Zavala (Latina/Latino Studies, B.A., 2014)


Ways to Give

Why Give to SF State?

You Build a Positive and Inclusive Future

Your investment in SF State offers students the opportunity to become change agents in their own and their families’ lives, diversifying and strengthening our communities and California. SF State graduates are bold – they bring their unique perspectives to their careers and become innovators, inventors, and social reformers, and are an economic engine that drives achievement and prosperity.

Make a Donation to Latina/Latino Studies

Please consider supporting the Department of Latina/Latino Studies with a one-time donation or with a monthly donation.

Donate by Mail

You can donate by mail by sending a check made payable to "University Corporation San Francisco State" with your gift's designation (e.g., Latina/o Studies Donation) on the memo line to:

Office of University Development
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue, ADM 153
San Francisco, CA 94132

More Information on Making a Donation

Learn how to establish a scholarship fund in honor of an individual or a family, or to make a gift to the department in your will or trust, please contact:

Alex Sanchez
Director of Development
Phone: (415) 338-1032

We encourage you to become an active member of the SF State Alumni Association which offers many benefits to alumni. Click here to join the SF State Alumni Association.

Give Donation to the University Development College of Ethnic Studies

To learn more about supporting the College of Ethnic Studies and how your generosity has an impact our programs and students, please visit the College of Ethnic Studies donation webpage.

Making Latina/o/x History at San Francisco State University

The Latina/Latino Studies Department engaged in a Making Latina/o/x History fundraising campaign during the week of October 11-15, 2021.

The generous outpouring of support came from our community of alumni and friends of SF State who are invested in empowering the knowledge, creativity and leadership of Latina/Latino Studies students.

This campaign ended, but you can still donate now to the Latina/Latino Studies department online.