Give to the School of Social and Family Dynamics

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When you give to the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University, you become a partner in the academic success of our students, the research discoveries of our faculty and the continued effort to make the world better. You're also supporting a top-ranked research university that's committed to finding solutions to some of our most pressing concerns. From scholarship support to funding for a specific research cause, your generosity and continued investment impact our community profoundly.

Whether you're donating a couple dollars or a large sum, your gift is greatly appreciated. Any amount makes a difference for our students, faculty, staff, research and programs. Your charitable contributions enable our school to achieve the highest standards of excellence, access and impact.

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Brendan Cunningham
Director of Development
The College, Social Scienes

"The Sanford School has provided me with nothing but great opportunities. It is through programs like the Summer Undergraduate Program for Engaging in Research that I was able to realize my passion for research. Not only are the opportunities limitless within the school, but the faculty and staff are beyond supportive. I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to not only be a recent graduate of this school, but also continue my education in the Family and Human Development doctoral program."

-Robert Tovar

The significance of your generosity

Student success

When you support our initiatives to foster student success, you're helping us shape the next generation of leaders, innovators, scientists, educators and more.

Fostering innovation

We're committed to being a knowledge enterprise. Your gift will help our faculty and students address society's most pressing concerns through research discovery.

Access and excellence

Your contribution to our scholarship fund will help us ensure every student with ambition and drive has access to a world-class higher education.

Featured Initiatives

T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics Student Support Funds

When you make a gift to the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics Student Support Fund, you directly support students who are planning for career paths that improve the well-being of children, families, and communities as they face 21st-century challenges. Your generosity funds scholarships and fellowships, student programming and research opportunities, and laboratory and classroom innovations.

 Family and Human Development General Fund

When you make a gift to the Family and Human Development General Fund, our students and faculty can conduct research and promote community engagement that positively impacts youth and families. Because of generous donors like you, our students are equipped with the necessary resources to be socially aware, critical thinkers and global citizens.

 Sociology Scholarship and Fellowship Fund

When you make a gift to the Sociology Scholarship and Fellowship Fund, you are supporting innovative, engaged sociology students pursuing a research-based training program that prepares them to advance understanding and positively impact society in facing 21st-century challenges.

 Child Development Lab Support

The Child Development Laboratory provides child care and early education, and offers carefully supervised training opportunities for child development students in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Your generous support directly funds the wages of these work-study students, who are gaining critical experience working with young children and their families. The laboratory plays an integral role in the university's threefold mission of teaching, research and service.

Center for the Study of Guns in Society

This fund supports the Center for the Study of Guns in Society. This is a first-of-its-kind center, one that brings social science approaches to the gun debate to forge an inclusive, post-partisan forum for those across the political spectrum to engage, learn and elevate. With millions of Americans owning and carrying guns largely for self-defense while U.S. gun violence surges to alarming levels, now is the time to think across political divides and unearth new perspectives and new possibilities for better conversation and civic engagement. Private support for this fund will help start a different kind of dialogue that puts the power to set the terms of the gun debate back where it belongs: in the hands of the people.