Ten-year Summary of Giving to the CSU

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
as well.

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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Last Updated: January 27, 2003