The California State University celebrates
2001/2002 as another remarkable year of fundraising success
and continual growth in private giving and non-state support.
In each successive year since the CSU inaugurated an aggressive
program to attract private support in 1993, gifts from individuals,
corporations, foundations and other sources have grown steadily.
Likewise, income from other external sources including contracts
and government grants has grown significantly
The investment made by campuses and the CSU as a system
in instituting and building strong development and advancement
programs is showing consistently improved returns each year.
As campus advancement programs grow and mature, their capacity
to run successful major campaigns, develop major gifts, increase
bequest expectancies and deferred gifts, and build solid relationships
with alumni and community partners increases. Despite severe
budget shortfalls at the state level and a national economic
downturn that had the stock market reeling,
donor confidence in the CSU’s academic mission is evident
in the record reflected below.
Since 1992, the CSU has raised nearly $2 billion in voluntary
support and $4.6 billion in special revenue. These are funds
that support academic initiatives, fund research, provide
scholarships for students and provide capital improvements
to campus facilities. As state resources decline, external
support and donor gifts become increasingly more important.
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