What is One Spartan Nation?


The official fundraising arm of San José State Athletics. Funding scholarships, operations and facilities in support of championship athletics at SJSU. All gifts to Spartan Athletics are deposited into the Tower Foundation of SJSU.

History


In 1958, a group of passionate alumni living in San José formed the Spartan Foundation to raise funds for San José State Athletics. Over the next five decades, the Spartan Foundation's prominence grew throughout the region, operating as a 501(c)(3) raising funds primarily for student-athlete scholarship support. Under the leadership of incredible supporters, the lives of many student-athletes were enriched through the Spartan Foundation.

As the required oversight by the NCAA shifted, fundraising for Athletics at San José State transitioned to main campus under the direction of University Advancement in 2018. As a result, the 501(c)(3) status of the Spartan Foundation dissolved and the annual fund was rebranded as the Spartan Athletics Fund with a focus to raise funds for Athletics operating costs.

In 2020, Athletics fundraising oversight returned to Athletics through a partnership with the Tower Foundation. After a thorough review to ensure the integrity of operations, a return to many principles of the original Spartan Foundation were implemented.

In 2021, San José State Athletics announced the launch of One Spartan Nation. This movement aims to unify all Spartan alumni and friends who make a gift to any area of Athletics with particular focus on transforming the lives of student-athletes through scholarship.

Football team running out of tunnel

One Spartan Nation Members


July 1, 2020 – June 1, 2021s

Associate Member
($49 or below)

Donor Name

Member
($50-$249)

Donor Name

Partial Books
($250-$499)

Donor Name

Books
($500-$1,499)

Donor Name

Partial Tuition
($1,500-$2,499)

Donor Name

Blazer
($2,500-$4,999)

Donor Name

Tuition
($5,000-$9,999)

Donor Name

Room & Board Spartan
($10,000-$24,999)

Donor Name

Scholarship Spartan
($25,000+)

Donor Name

One Spartan Nation Membership Board


  • Bill Bischoff '63 '65

  • Pat Brick '65

  • Tom Colla

  • Dave Donahue '69 '71

  • Stan Gadway '64

  • Joe Griego

  • LouAnn Griego

  • Gayle Kludt '70 '81

  • Andrew Lenz '97 '01

  • Luke Levers

  • David Neighbors '84 '93

  • Pat Smith '64

  • Ron Mason '86

  • Brett Mattos '87

  • Pat Quinn '90

  • Scott Rees '92

  • Mike Ryan '64

  • Marty Selznick '74

  • Sharon Wills '73

Staff Contact


Address:

One Spartan Nation
1393 S. 7th Street
San José, CA  95112

Rob
Clark, Ph.D.

Deputy Director of Athletics Development


(408) 924-1175 | rob.clark@sjsu.edu

Dominic
Urrutia '13 '15

Assistant Athletics Director, Development


(408) 924-1244 | dominic.urrutia@sjsu.edu

Nate
Olson

Director of Annual Giving


(408) 924-1450 | nate.olson@sjsu.edu