System Highlights

  • External support, a combination of philanthropic support and grants and contracts revenue, reached nearly $1.3 billion in 2003-2004. This external support represents more than $3,000 per student.

  • The CSU received private philanthropic support comparable to 11 percent of the general fund allocation from the state of California.

  • Ninety-seven percent of all charitable gifts were designated by donors to support specific university and student needs.

  • Giving from individuals surpassed $108 million, with over $85 million contributed by friends of the university. Alumni provided over $20 million in support.

  • More than 113,000 alumni have joined alumni associations as members. These association members contributed 40 percent of all charitable gifts received from alumni.

  • The average cost to raise one dollar in the CSU system is 16 cents. For every dollar invested in CSU fundraising programs, the average return on investment is $525.

System Highlights Support 2003-2004

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Last Updated: January 27, 2006