2005-2006 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

California State University, Northridge

Contribution Highlights:

  • The Imagine the Arts Center campaign led campus fundraising successes with more than $5 million of new lead gifts, including $2 million from San Fernando Valley philanthropist Clyde Porter.
  • The College of Engineering and Computer Science received a $2 million commitment to endow a center on innovation and entrepreneurship from San Fernando Valley entrepreneur Ernest Schaeffer, whose company, Schaeffer Magnetics, has figured prominently in the United States Space Program for decades.
  • Planned gifts and planned gift commitments represented nearly $10 million of the total funds raised for the year. The Oviatt Library received nearly $3 million in gifts and commitments toward a future library expansion.
Gift Commitments 2005/06
New Gifts $10,133,643
New Pledges 1,985,335
Testamentary Commitments 7,802,500
Native American and Local Government Contributions 0
Total $19,921,478
Grants and Contracts Revenue 2005/06
Federal $44,562,798
State and Local 23,280,639
Non-Governmental 5,441,319
Total $73,284,756

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $10,133,643
Pledge Payments 3,086,366
2005/06 Total $13,220,009

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
2003/04 $28,822,284
2004/05 $15,338,959
2005/06 $13,220,009

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Operations 56.16%
Campus Improvement 9.18%
Endowment 18.14%
Unrestricted 0.63%
Other 15.89%

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Alumni 5.64%
Other Individuals 35.10%
Foundations 25.54%
Corporations 31.00%
Other Organizations 2.72%


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