System Highlights

  • External support, a combination of philanthropic support and grants and contracts revenue, exceeded $1.3 billion in 2004-05. 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 $103 million, with nearly $64 million contributed by friends of the university. Alumni provided more than $37 million in support. Parents of current students contributed $2 million.

  • More than 116,000 alumni have joined alumni associations as members. These association members contributed 57 percent of all charitable gifts received from alumni.

System Highlights Support 2004-2005

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Last Updated: January 27, 2006