We are a member-based 501-c3 non-profit organization that is funded by membership dues, individual donations and income from fundraising activities and affinity partner programs. The financial support the association receives from Stephen F. Austin State University comes in the form of employee benefits and partial salaries. SFA Alumni Relations has a staff of eight full-time individuals, and three-to-five student workers who work as part of the alumni team.
While a majority of our alumni live in Texas, a great number of our Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks are scattered across the U.S. and abroad. More than 110,000 degrees have been awarded to students since the first graduating class in 1925. Currently, we have approximately 107,097 alumni in our database, and about 101,933 are living alumni. We have valid addresses for about 93,412 of the living alumni.
Organized in 1928, the SFA Alumni Association maintains an active office on campus to engage SFA students, alumni and friends to create an attitude of continued loyalty and support. We grow Lumberjack Pride! In addition to maintaining addresses of former students, the SFA Alumni Association sponsors a number of scholarships and awards, co-publishes along with the university the Sawdust magazine with issues in the Fall, Winter and Spring, and serves as a sponsor for the annual Homecoming weekend at the university.
The SFA Alumni Foundation is a separate entity organized in 1978 to manage the SFA Alumni Scholarship Fund, which currently is valued at approximately $25 million. The purpose of the SFA Alumni Foundation is to solicit, manage and recognize private donations for the support of scholarships at Stephen F. Austin State University.