2005-2006 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

California State University, Bakersfield

Contribution Highlights:

  • The university experienced the best fundraising year in its history, raising over $5 million in philanthropic gifts and an additional $2 million in pledges. Nearly $3 million was added to the endowment fund, with five new endowments established at a level of more than $175,000.
  • The Robert and Edith Cochran Chair in Gerontological Nursing became the first endowed chair established at the $1 million level.
  • Efforts to achieve Division I athletics status gained momentum as supporters contributed $3.7 million toward a campaign goal of $6 million.
Gift Commitments 2005/06
New Gifts $4,725,903
New Pledges 2,137,204
Testamentary Commitments 0
Native American and Local Government Contributions 0
Total $6,863,107
Grants and Contracts Revenue 2005/06
Federal $15,969,520
State and Local 5,995,736
Non-Governmental 1,193,365
Total $23,158,621

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $4,725,903
Pledge Payments 278,675
2005/06 Total $5,279,578

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
2003/04 $1,442,804
2004/05 2,209,129
2005/06 $5,004,578

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Operations 44.68%
Campus Improvement 2.01%
Endowment 51.34%
Unrestricted 1.97%
Other 0%

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Alumni 14.22%
Other Individuals 51.03%
Foundations 6.52%
Corporations 23.53%
Other Organizations 4.71%


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Last Updated: January 19, 2007