Make a Gift

Your financial support makes a difference in the lives of current and future students.

WGS is a vibrant place because we fight hard to make sure our department survives through budget cuts, pandemics and politics! Our students often come to us under-served and leave as leaders in their communities and professions including law, social work and higher education.

We could use your help! The need to support the Women and Gender Studies Department is more urgent than ever. To sustain our students we have developed two important resources:

The General Fund helps all students and faculty in Women and Gender Studies:

  • $50 provides much-welcome food for a WGS alumni event
  • $100 brings a trail-blazing speaker to campus
  • $350 underwrites our annual Commencement celebration
  • $1,000 sponsors a graduate student to present their research at a national conference

Donate to WGS General Fund

The Emergency Fund provides speedy help to WGS students in crisis:

  • WGS has paid small expenses which otherwise would have led students to drop out.
  • Past awards have been for eyeglasses, emergency-room visits, medications, emergency child care and shelter, and laptop repairs.
  • Students who receive WGS Emergency Awards feel seen and supported, and find renewed energy and commitment to their education.
  • Almost all students who receive Emergendy Funds are able to graduate on time.

Donate to WGS Emergency Fund

Your donation to Women and Gender Studies is tax deductible! We welcome support in any amount — every dollar really does count. 

Donations to the WGS General or Emergency Fund at SF State make fantastic feminist gifts. These gifts are also a great way to honor your loved ones!

Thank you!

Planned Giving

Have you considered including the Department of Women and Gender Studies in your estate plans? Have you already done so? Please let us know and please be in touch with any questions you may have about making a legacy gift.

Bonnie Feinberg
Senior Director of Development
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Tel (415) 338-6363