2005-2006 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

California State University, Sacramento

Contribution Highlights:

  • A $10 million commitment by real estate developer and San Diego Chargers owner Alex G. Spanos, and his wife, Faye, served as the cornerstone donation for the remodeling of Hornet Stadium and the construction of a planned Recreation, Wellness and Events Center. The gift is the largest ever to the university.
  • The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation provided a gift of $2 million toward construction of a new athletic facility.
  • Professor Marda Lee West, who passed away at 61 following a 35-year campus career, donated $795,715 from her estate to fund an endowed scholarship and equipment purchases in the Biological Sciences Department. A bequest in the amount of $434,000 from the Thomas & Hope Burke Trust established the Bruce F. McElroy Scholarship Endowment in the College of Business Administration.
  • Students in the Native American Studies program were the beneficiaries of a $250,000 gift from the Rumsey Community Fund.
Gift Commitments 2005/06
New Gifts $9,435,733
New Pledges 5,559,164
Testamentary Commitments 1,245,000
Native American and Local Government Contributions 0
Total $16,239,897
Grants and Contracts Revenue 2005/06
Federal $35,619,668
State and Local 44,062,916
Non-Governmental 3,773,487
Total $83,456,071

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $9,435,733
Pledge Payments 202,500
2005/06 Total $9,638,233

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
2003/04 $6,818,200
2004/05 $6,480,763
2005/06 $9,638,233

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Operations 55.86%
Campus Improvement 24.74%
Endowment 17.83%
Unrestricted 1.58%
Other 0%

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Alumni 3.94%
Other Individuals 49.79%
Foundations 22.68%
Corporations 21.34%
Other Organizations 2.25%


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