Public Support

The SSU Department of Physics and Astronomy is grateful for the private donations which help it to carry on its activities. For example, the What Physicists Do public lecture series and Public Viewing Nights at the SSU Observatory are supported entirely by private donations to the Public Programs Account and income from the Science at Work endowment. Privately-funded scholarships support a few physics majors, and contributions to the supplies fund allow the department to buy some much-needed equipment. Contributions to any of the Department's accounts may be sent to the Department Chair*, with a note designating the account(s) for which the donation is intended. Checks should be made out to the SSU Academic Foundation. Contributions are tax deductible to those who itemize.

Current Accounts

#C0141 PUBLIC PROGRAMS

#C0142 PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES

#C0143 SSU OBSERVATORY

#C0144 STUDENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

#C0145 FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

#S0265 DUNCAN E. POLAND PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY SCHOLARSHIP (current)

 

*Dr. Lynn R. Cominsky, Chair
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Sonoma State University
1801 East Cotati Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA 94928-3609

Phone: (707)664-2119
Email: lynnc@charmian.sonoma.edu

Prefer to donate with a credit card? Simply call the SSU Development office at (707)664-2712.

Endowment Accounts

#E0185 CHARLES & NORMA MCKINNEY FUND (Income supports public programs, e.g, What Physicists Do)

#E0208 HORACE L. NEWKIRK MEMORIAL STUDENT ASSISTANTSHIP FUND

#E0231 DUNCAN E. POLAND PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT FUND

#E0269 SCIENCE AT WORK (Income supports the What Physicists Do series)

#E0304 SOL AND EDITH TENN SCHOLARSHIP

#E0305 JOSEPH S. TENN SCHOLARSHIP

#E0346 PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY STUDENT RESEARCH FUND