CSU Facts 2007

External Funding 2005-2006

The CSU received more than $285 million in philanthropic support in 2005-06. This voluntary support includes gifts and pledges from alumni, parents, corporations, foundations and other organizations and individuals.

Selected Sources of Gifts
 Alumni & Parents $30 million
 Other Individuals $78 million
 Local, State & Federal Government Funding $1  billion
 Corporations, Foundations, Others $108 million

The CSU is raising about one dollar from external funding for every four dollars of state support. The $1.3 billion raised by the campuses also exceeds the total the CSU collected from student fees in 2005-06.

In the early 1990s, the CSU Trustees encouraged campuses to increase their efforts in fundraising. As a result, voluntary support has grown steadily in the last decade, alumni association membership has reached 119,000, and campus endowments have risen to total $746 million.

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Last Updated: June 07, 2007