Tanya and Tim Miller have successfully balanced the financial pressures that come with being new parents and the strong desire to help provide educational opportunities for SDSU students. They’re making annual gifts to gradually endow a scholarship that benefits civil and environmental engineering students at SDSU. Tanya, who earned her undergraduate degree in civil engineering and Spanish in 1998 and her master’s degree in environmental engineering in 2000, says, “I feel fortunate that I’m in a position that will allow me to do this. Someone did it for me and now I’m giving some of that back. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction and joy to know we are helping someone else.”
The Foundation provides an option to build endowments through contributions in smaller amounts over several years. No award is made from the account until it reaches the full $20,000 endowment mark. At this time, a $20,000 endowment would yield annual support of at least $450 for the program or scholarship of your choice.
You can start building an endowment with a minimum gift of $1,000 and your written intention to grow the fund to $20,000 over time. A minimum of $1,000 must be added to the endowment annually until the fund reaches $20,000.
For more information on how to start building an endowment, contact the Foundation toll free at
888-747-7378 or email@example.com.