The Viticulture and Enology program at Fresno State has a long history of industry support. Over the years, there have been several successful fundraising efforts and campaigns to support facilities and positions within our research and academic programs.

Developing partnerships with our industry and alumni are an essential part of our tradition.

Successful Major Campaigns Include

  • World Cooperage Barrel House (2002)
  • Viticulture and Enology Endowment Fund Campaign* (1990's)
  • Viticulture and Enology Building Campaign* (1980's)
  • Viticulture Building Campaign* (1970's)

* Donor names are acknowledged in the DVE-VERC building on campus

 Ongoing Campaign

Please consider giving to this one-of-a-kind program. 

Associates Campaign: Support viticulture and enology education and research

The Viticulture and Enology Associates Campaign is an ongoing fund-raising campaign designed to support the activities within California State University, Fresno's viticulture and enology program that fall outside of university and grant funding. We use this source of funding to promote our research and teaching programs and to extend our activities to the grape and wine industry, including our ability to participate at professional meetings including the annual Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. With industry support, we have been able to fund student scholarships, assist with field trips, purchase instructional equipment, as well as cover equipment repair costs for teaching and research. 

Donors are able to support teaching and research needs within both the Department of Viticulture and Enology and Viticulture and Enology Research Center under the direction of the department chair and research director. The ongoing struggle with our state budget has made this supplementary funding more important than ever. On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff, thank you for your continued support and generosity. Every little bit helps.

Click here to print the pledge form and letter, or make a pledge online.  Please give what you can and be sure to designate the fund(s) you wish to support.  Contributions may be paid in full or made in two installments.  

Thank you.