2011 Facts About the CSU

Students in Science Lab

Philanthropic Support 2009-10

Private support helps the California State University open access to a broad and diverse student population, build technologically advanced libraries and classrooms, and support innovative teaching models and partnerships.

In 2009-10:

  • Donors committed $265 million in new gifts, pledges and testamentary provisions.
  • The number of individual donors surpassed 220,000.
  • Alumni donors made up 32 percent of giving from individuals and contributed over $43 million with an average of approximately $600 per gift.
  • Corporations increased funding by 11 percent, had four gifts of $1 million or more, and matched over 3,000 gifts to enhance the value of individual contributions by almost $1.5 million.
  • CSU endowment market value increased 18 percent and reached $846 million.