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Mascot Mania: Support Victor E. Bulldog 2024

Raised toward our $5,000 Goal
51 Donors
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Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Spreading smiles & Bulldog spirit throughout the community.

The Live Mascot program is one of Fresno State’s most beloved campus traditions. Beginning in 1921 with student body president Warren Moody and a tough-looking Bulldog who came to campus every day, the Live Mascot Program has grown exponentially in the last hundred years. Read more about the history of live mascots at Fresno State.

In 2023, Victor E. Bulldog IV was passed the collar and became the official live mascot of Fresno State! With over 22,000 fans on social media, a quarterly newsletter, and a busy schedule of events, Victor E. Bulldog IV is always actively engaging to encourage new connections on and off campus.

Why Give?

The Live Mascot Program is completely dependent on support from fans and friends like you! Now, with two bulldogs to care for, we need your help more than ever! It takes a lot of time, talent, and energy to serve the 300,000 Fresno State alumni in our community, train our newest live mascot, and ensure the best care for both our hard working dogs. All funds raised during this Mascot Mania crowdfunding campaign will empower the program to continue finding new ways to uplift and inspire the Central Valley. Your generosity will support:

  • Transportation to more than 300 appearances each year, both on campus and in the community
  • Healthcare, licenses, and insurance to help us keep our working and retired live mascots safe n’ sound
  • Necessary supplies for daily care like food and medication that keep Victor E. Bulldog IV healthy and happy.
  • Every gift, no matter the amount, makes a huge impact in how we’re able to serve Fresno State.

Ways to Support

THROW US A BONE! Make a gift to support Victor E. Bulldog and the future of the Live Mascot Program.

SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP! Go shopping at Fresno State’s newest store, the Kennel Marketplace, and round up your purchase. All funds raised at the registers will go towards our crowdfunding goal!

BECOME AN AMBASSADOR! Share Mascot Mania with your friends and family to help us spread the word about the work we do.

Choose a giving level


Toss a Treat

For every $10 donation, we'll give Victor E. one of his favorite peanut butter treats.


Lend a Paw

A gift of $25 lends a paw to a pal in need, giving Victor E. a boost of Bulldog Spirit!


Mascot Mileage

Did you know Victor E. makes hundreds of appearances each year? A gift of $50 supports transportation costs for appearances that enrich the Fresno State experience on campus and in the community.


Pawsitively Proud

A gift of $75 shows Victor E. IV how proud you are to celebrate his accomplishments in his new role as Fresno State’s mascot!


Live Mascot Legacy

Did you know the Live Mascot Program has been part of the Fresno State story for over 100 years?


VIB - Very Important Bulldog

A donation of $250 will make you a VIB - a very important bulldog! VIB's enjoy special updates from Victor E. about future appearances and sneak peeks into the Live Mascot Program's inner workings.


Bone Appetit

A gift of $350 sponsors an entire month of supplies (food, medication, bones, etc.) for Victor E. Bulldog! Friends who give at this level will receive a personalized video message from Victor E. thanking them for their support.


Legacy Legends

A gift of $500 will help keep the live mascot legacy alive and ensure that the program can continue with Victor E. Bulldog IV and beyond. Friends who give at this level will receive a personalized video message from Victor E. thanking them for their support and exclusive access as we welcome the next generation of mascot excellence.

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