2007-08 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

California State University, Chico

Contribution Highlights:

  • Valene Smith Posey, retired anthropology professor and a longtime foundation board member, made a gift commitment of $3 million to benefit the anthropology program and its Museum of Anthropology. Her gift ranks as the secondlargest contribution by an individual in the university's history.
  • The Bernard Osher Foundation established a $1 million endowment for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The Chico University Foundation also approved a $50,000 bridge grant to sustain the Institute until endowment earnings can support the program in perpetuity. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute serves more than 500 active community members who are age 60 or older.
  • The California Postsecondary Education Commission awarded a fouryear grant of nearly $1 million to the Mathematics Project to improve mathematics instruction in kindergarten through second grade. The Project will provide substantive professional development for teachers in three rural counties.
Gift Commitments 2007/08
New Gifts $6,473,975
New Pledges 160,000
Testamentary Commitments 3,650,000
Native American and Local Government Contributions 0
Total $10,283,975
Grants and Contracts Revenue 2007/08
Federal $32,103,208
State and Local 13,457,149
Non-Governmental 3,237,896
Total $48,798,253

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $6,473,975
Pledge Payments $333,570
2007/08 Total $6,807,545

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
green square for pie chartPrograms 25.76%
mint square for pie chartCampus Improvement 0.03%
yellow square for pie chartEndowment 66.47%
dark gray square for pie chartUnrestricted 5.68%
light gray square for pie chartOther 2.06%

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
green square for pie chartAlumni 16.61%
mint square for pie chartOther Individuals 26.45%
yellow square for pie chartFoundations 27.05%
dark gray square for pie chartCorporations 28.99%
light gray square for pie chartOther Organizations 0.91%


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