College of Nursing

187
Donors
106% of 175 Donor goal
$128,700
Donated
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An Anonymous DonorEvan Bagley matched $25
Challenges
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An Anonymous DonorRobert V Burns gave $50

Lon Stroschein photoLon Stroschein gave $1,000

An Anonymous DonorAnonymous Donor Challenge for Nursing gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDaktronics Student Donor Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorArdelle Kleinsasser Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Merritt and Pam Warren Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorDr. Marge and Ron Hegge & Dr. Lois and Wes Tschetter Challenge gave $5,000

An Anonymous DonorSDSU Parent Challenge gave $20,000

An Anonymous DonorJoAnn Olson Goodale and Gene Goodale Challenge gave $20,000

An Anonymous DonorFaculty/Staff Donor Challenge gave $25,000

An Anonymous Donor1881 Donor Challenge by Sandy Ellingsen gave $50,000

An Anonymous DonorTama and Dan Backlund Challenge gave $52,100

An Anonymous Donor5000 Donor Challenge by Kathy and Mark Walker Challenge gave $100,000
Gifts to College of Nursing contribute to...
One Day for STATE
5,362 Donors - $2,131,110 Donated
107%
About

Ardelle Kleinsasser Challenge 

To kick off the College of Nursing’s campaign, this 1987 nursing grad is challenging us to keep raising the bar. Ardelle Kleinsasser is living proof of the impact a Jackrabbit education can make on a nursing career. When we rally our first 35 donors, she’ll donate $5,000! 

Anonymous Donor Challenge for Nursing 

An anonymous donor has stepped forward with a bold challenge in mind. When we reach 30 more donors, we’ll unlock $5,000 for the College of Nursing Dean's Excellence Fund! 

Numbers like that are no small feat, but the Jackrabbit family accomplishes big things when we work together.

Dr. Merritt and Pam Warren Challenge 

Dr. Merritt and Pam will contribute $5,000 for the College of Nursing Dean's Excellence Fund once we rally 30 more donors. Pamela (’72 nursing) and Merritt are challenging us to support the Dean of Nursing fund, which allows the dean to allocate finances to the areas of greatest need in the program. As for One Day for STATE, the couple likes that this event encourages first-time donors to get involved in philanthropy directed to SDSU. 

So, let’s get involved, Jacks!

Tama and Dan Backlund Challenge

Along with the entire Jackrabbit family, the SDSU Foundation would like to share a special thanks to Tama and Dan Backlund for their gift of $52,100 for the College of Nursing, unlocked once the college rallies 100 donors total. Though neither majored in nursing themselves, the couple are no strangers to supporting the wellbeing of others. Dan worked in insurance while Tama pursued a career in social work and hospice care. In the wake of the pandemic, the Backlunds decided to give to the nursing field when it’s needed most. Their generosity is both inspiring and transformational – let’s follow their lead!

JoAnn Olson Goodale and Gene Goodale Challenge

A Distinguished Alumna with a lifelong career in nursing, JoAnn Goodale knows the invaluable impact of those in the medical field, and she intends to support the next generation of Jackrabbit nurses. With just 50 more donors, JoAnn Goodale and her late husband, Gene, will generously give $20,000. 

Together, we won’t just transform lives on One Day for STATE; with gifts like these, our impact might even save lives! 

Dr. Marge and Ron Hegge & Dr. Lois and Wes Tschetter Challenge

These Jackrabbit couples will help us keep the ball rolling! 

With our next 30 donors, the Hegges and Tschetters will contribute an additional $5,000. With their help, our generosity can open doors in the College of Nursing!

That’s $92,100 unlocked by 175 donors for the College of Nursing! Our future healthcare heroes need your support!

Updates
5 of 5 challenges unlocked for the College of Nursing


WOW! We did it. Thank you so much to all our amazing donors. We've successfully unlocked all Nursing challenges. Haven't made a gift yet? Don’t worry! There is still time to make a difference for SDSU and the College of Nursing.

18 days ago by Carolyn Poss
4 of 5 challenges unlocked for the College of Nursing

You made 145 donors look easy! Think we can reach 175? When we do, we'll unlock a $5k donation from Dr. Marge and Ron Hegge & Dr. Lois and Wes Tschetter.

18 days ago by Carolyn Poss
100 donor milestone met!

You know what that means - we've unlocked the $52.1k challenge from Tama and Dan Backlund. A special shoutout to Tama and Dan for this amazing gift, but also to all of you who have come together to unlock the challenge. Let's keep working together to unlock JoAnn Olson Goodale and Gene Goodale's challenge at 145 donors.

18 days ago by Jillian Baldini
3 of 5 challenges unlocked for the College of Nursing

Thanks to Dr. Meritt and Pam Warren for providing $5K in challenge funds. We can cross that one off the list because we have reached over 95 donors. Let's work together to unlock our next challenge at 145 donors!

18 days ago by Jillian Baldini
2 of 5 challenges unlocked for the College of Nursing

That's right, 65 Nursing donors means we've unlocked an additional $5k. On to our next challenge of the day! Let's reach our 95 donor goal!


18 days ago by Amanda Conrad
1 of 5 challenges unlocked for the College of Nursing


Nice work Jackrabbits, we've unlocked our first challenge, the Ardelle Kleinsasser Challenge. Let's keep working together to unlock the next one at 65 donors!

18 days ago by Jillian Baldini


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5000 Donor Challenge by Kathy and Mark Walker Challenge photo
5000 Donor Challenge by Kathy and Mark Walker Challenge
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Bob and Helen Gales Challenge
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Don Stark and Sandra Silver Challenge
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Tama and Dan Backlund Challenge photo
Tama and Dan Backlund Challenge
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Jim and Susen Schirmer Challenge
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1881 Donor Challenge by Sandy Ellingsen
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Kathy and Mark Walker Engineering Challenge
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Rick Howard Challenge
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Mylo and Lillian Hellickson Challenge #1
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EHS Challenge in Memory of Major General Carl H. McNair, Jr. by Gen. Myrna Williamson
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