2009-10 Philanthropic Annual Report

Giving from Organizations

Gifts from organizations include giving from corporations, foundations and other organizations such as the United Way. In 2009-2010, gift receipts from organizations decreased more than $21 million (or 15 percent) to $122.5 million.

Corporations donated $51.5 million (an 11 percent increase from the prior year), including four gifts of $1 million or more, one each received by East Bay, Long Beach, Northridge and San Francisco. Of the total received from corporations, company products accounted for $2 million. Corporations also support educational priorities by matching contributions from their employees. As in 2008-2009, over 3,000 matching gifts enhanced the value of individual contributions by almost $1.5 million this year.

Although foundation contributions decreased 34 percent from 2008-2009, this $29 million decrease is equivalent to one $29 million cash gift—the largest single cash gift ever received by Fresno—last year. The aggregate value of foundation contributions gifts equaled one-quarter of all charitable gift receipts in 2009-2010. With 1,020 contributions, private foundations, including family foundations, contributed $55.7 million. Ten gifts of $1 million or more were received by seven universities, including Chico, Dominguez Hills, Fresno, Humboldt, Los Angeles, San Diego and San José.

Organization Giving to the CSU
Organization Giving to the CSU

* Includes gifts from all organizations not defined as a Corporation or Foundation.

Students ‘Get on Board’ with the CSU/ AT&T Road to College Bus Tour

Students ‘Get on Board’ with the CSU/ AT&T Road to College Bus Tour

The California State University and AT&T for the second year in a row took to the road with the message of academic preparation, access for underserved students and the need for future workforce professionals in California. Thousands of middle and high school students at 40 stops statewide boarded a 40-foot highimpact “wired” bus wrapped with the “Road to College: Get on Board” theme, and complete with laptop computers with career exploration, academic preparation and financial aid planning information. The 2010 tour was made possible by $500,000 in funding provided by AT&T. “Education is the key focus of AT&T’s philanthropy and the Road to College is a great way to get young people thinking ahead and excited about higher education,” said Ken McNeely, president, AT&T California. “We are driven to make California more competitive in the workplace, along with the better lives and improved communities that come from students graduating from colleges and universities.”