2005-2006 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Contribution Highlights:

  • Alex Spanos, alumnus, entrepreneur and owner of the San Diego Chargers, and his wife, Faye, pledged an additional $4 million toward the renovation of the Alex G. Spanos Stadium.
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation established a $1 million endowment to support Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, which offers education programs for those over 50 years old interested in continual learning.
  • John and Gay Lau, owners of Yosemite Meat Company and parents of alumni, pledged $1 million to support the construction of the J & G Lau Family Meat Processing Center within the Animal Science Department.
  • The Oreggia Family Foundation, which was established after the passing of Cal Poly friend and supporter, Arden Oreggia, donated $474,000 to the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences to support priority projects within the college.
Gift Commitments 2005/06
New Gifts $18,562,455
New Pledges 8,244,925
Testamentary Commitments 3,506,453
Native American and Local Government Contributions 0
Total $30,313,833
Grants and Contracts Revenue 2005/06
Federal $17,626,256
State and Local 9,115,042
Non-Governmental 2,980,345
Total $29,721,643

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $18,562,455
Pledge Payments 4,852,385
2005/06 Total $23,414,839

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
2003/04 $28,151,469
2004/05 $24,696,440
2005/06 $23,414,839

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Operations 36.05%
Campus Improvement 15.85%
Endowment 39.95%
Unrestricted 3.26%
Other 4.89%

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Alumni 19.35%
Other Individuals 44.08%
Foundations 7.19%
Corporations 27.22%
Other Organizations 2.15%


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