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de Saisset Museum
Discover. Experience. Be Inspired.


Arts and culture play an important role in the intellectual and creative lives of our students.

As a center of lifelong learning, the de Saisset Museum supports Santa Clara University's goal of educating the whole person through engaging objects of art & history, thought-provoking exhibitions & programs, and dynamic educational opportunities for students ranging from course projects to direct work experiences. 

Each academic year, in addition to our permanent exhibition California Stories, the de Saisset Museum:

  • Presents 3-5 temporary exhibitions
  • Organizes artist lectures, panel discussions, and exhibition walk-throughs
  • Provides tours led by our California History Docent Council
  • Facilitates SCU classroom connections to our exhibitions and permanent collection of over 13,000 objects of art and history
  • Programs student nights, community days, and hands-on workshops 
  • Employs SCU students who support the museum in multiple areas: visitor services, exhibition research & installation, programming, marketing, and work with the permanent collection



Your support of the California History Fund enables us to continue to expand the California Stories exhibition and related resources for SCU students and the greater community. Donations to the Inouye Fund help support, in part, our other exhibition offerings, which provide connections to multiple disciplines and audiences. 

Contributions to the Museum’s Discretionary Fund support programmatic developments, enhanced classroom connections, and our overall ability to support student learning, including the accessibility of our permanent collection as we embark on a project to digitize our permanent collection so it is available online to students, and the public, as a searchable database.

Your financial support of the de Saisset Museum on this Day of Giving ensures we can continue deepening these connections to students’ learning and their overall student experience. Please join us in strengthening the de Saisset as a site of discovery, experience, and inspiration.



Bronco Nation Location Nation
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 15
2 CO 1
2 NY 1
Leaderboard
Total Dollars Raised
Total dollars raised by a participating group
Rank Department Raised
1 Student Scholarships $1,127,375.00
2 Athletics $524,653.37
3 School of Engineering $334,713.98
4 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education $329,223.40
5 Jesuit School of Theology $115,425.00
6 Class Year/Memorial Scholarships $115,372.23
7 Fr. Coz Scholarship $111,405.00
8 Leavey School of Business $106,868.15
9 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation $103,135.00
10 School of Law $97,710.00
11 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Scholarships $92,750.31
12 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics $81,989.13
13 Men's Rugby $68,135.88
14 College of Arts and Sciences $59,540.18
15 LEAD Scholars Program $44,030.00
16 Education & Counseling Psychology $42,662.23
17 Sustainability Initiatives $39,625.00
18 Other $35,075.00
19 Catala Club $31,430.00
20 Campus Recreation & Club Sports $24,550.00
21 Santa Clara Fund $24,235.50
22 Alumni Family Scholarship Program $22,001.00
23 Special Assistance Funds $13,655.20
24 Student Life & Student Organizations $9,355.00
25 Campus Ministry $5,770.14
26 University Library $3,450.00
27 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship $3,410.00
28 Kids on Campus $3,295.00
29 de Saisset Museum $3,101.00
30 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute $2,005.00
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Leaderboard
Total Number of Gifts
Total number of gifts by a participating group
Rank Department Gifts
1 Athletics 1,687
2 Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives and Scholarships 424
3 Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education 274
4 Men's Rugby 268
5 College of Arts and Sciences 266
6 School of Engineering 256
7 Leavey School of Business 230
8 School of Law 198
9 Sustainability Initiatives 186
10 LEAD Scholars Program 141
11 Alumni Family Scholarship Program 128
12 Markkula Center for Applied Ethics 125
13 Class Year/Memorial Scholarships 120
14 Santa Clara Fund 119
15 Jesuit School of Theology 114
16 Campus Recreation & Club Sports 92
17 Fr. Coz Scholarship 83
18 Special Assistance Funds 64
19 Catala Club 63
20 Student Life & Student Organizations 56
21 Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship 53
22 Other 52
23 Kids on Campus 43
24 Education & Counseling Psychology 35
25 Campus Ministry 35
26 Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation 30
27 University Library 23
28 de Saisset Museum 19
29 OSHER Lifelong Learning Institute 15
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Leaderboard
Which Undergraduate Alumni Class is All In for SCU
Total gifts raised by each undergraduate alumni class year
Undergraduate Class Year (if applicable)
Rank Answer Amount
1 1992 $182,801.00
2 2004 $59,654.46
3 1986 $44,475.00
4 1994 $41,775.00
5 1988 $36,258.00
6 1967 $33,450.00
7 1974 $29,837.40
8 1990 $27,810.00
9 1963 $25,250.00
10 1981 $24,400.00
11 1973 $22,775.00
12 1982 $22,068.00
13 1993 $21,495.00
14 1977 $20,280.00
15 1979 $16,425.00
16 1987 $16,325.00
17 1976 $14,745.00
18 1975 $14,520.00
19 1978 $14,275.00
20 1980 $13,800.00
21 2000 $12,000.00
22 1991 $11,900.00
23 1969 $11,720.00
24 2007 $11,180.00
25 2006 $10,980.00
26 1971 $10,800.00
27 2008 $10,370.00
28 1970 $8,780.00
29 2002 $8,760.00
30 2005 $8,360.00
31 1966 $7,950.00
32 1989 $7,525.00
33 2001 $7,225.00
34 1985 $6,845.00
35 2013 $6,655.00
36 1997 $6,050.00
37 2017 $5,999.00
38 2014 $5,895.66
39 1998 $5,715.00
40 2019 $5,460.00
41 1984 $5,350.00
42 1972 $5,085.00
43 1932 $5,000.00
44 2010 $4,380.00
45 2009 $4,375.00
46 1961 $4,300.00
47 2011 $4,220.00
48 1968 $4,125.00
49 2003 $3,415.00
50 2016 $3,325.00
51 2012 $3,240.12
52 1960 $3,075.00
53 2015 $3,055.15
54 1995 $2,760.00
55 2018 $2,684.87
56 1983 $2,625.00
57 2020 $2,440.00
58 1996 $2,325.00
59 1999 $2,150.00
60 1962 $1,250.00
61 1965 $1,125.00
62 1964 $1,000.00
63 1957 $950.00
64 1959 $650.00
65 1942 $500.00
66 2021 $60.00
67 2024 $35.00
68 2023 $10.00
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