2005-2006 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

Sonoma State University

Contribution Highlights:

  • The School of Business and Economics received a major gift of $5 million for scholarships and faculty support.
  • As part of the plan for the use and development of the 3,500-acre Galbreath Wildlife Preserve, an additional cash gift of $700,000 was received as “seed” money to build an observatory on the property.
  • The university received over $400,000 in deferred gifts, which will help develop the foundation’s endowment, build scholarship support and strengthen academic programs and initiatives on campus.
Gift Commitments 2005/06
New Gifts $3,725,496
New Pledges 5,506,928
Testamentary Commitments 200,000
Native American and Local Government Contributions 0
Total $9,432,424
Grants and Contracts Revenue 2005/06
Federal $26,013,741
State and Local 8,125,861
Non-Governmental 2,666,577
Total $36,806,179

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $3,725,496
Pledge Payments 2,370,255
2005/06 Total $6,095,751

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
2003/04 $5,947,910
2004/05 $16,085,357
2005/06 $6,095,751

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Operations 65.84%
Campus Improvement 13.81%
Endowment 8.14%
Unrestricted 0.32%
Other 11.89%

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Alumni 5.33%
Other Individuals 52.25%
Foundations 29.05%
Corporations 8.59%
Other Organizations 4.78%


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Last Updated: January 22, 2007