2011-12 Philanthropic Annual Report
The 2013 Trustee Emeritus Dr. Ali C. Razi Scholar Marilyn Thomas of San Francisco State University poses with Board of Trustees Chair Bob Linscheid, Chancellor Reed, and Dr. Ali C. Razi. Read more
Regena Cole remembers her late husband Bob Cole’s legacy, his love for music and his support of music students at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music’s new $2.5 million Pavilion and Plaza at CSU Long Beach. [Photo by David Schmitz.] Read more
In a memorable celebration of the Murillo Family (pictured here), CSU San Bernardino’s Murillo Family Observatory debuted to the public in November 2011 and dedicated the life-size bronze statue of Pauline and George Murillo. Read more
A surprise $1.2 million gift from local philanthropist Darlene Shiley (center) highlighted the launch of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSU San Marcos. Read more
Through his generous estate planning, CSU Stanislaus alumnus Lawrence Broe (History, B.A. '77, M.A. '79) was able to launch one of the largest endowed scholarships ever created by an alumnus of the university. Read more

Philanthropic Support

Private support helps the California State University open access to a broad and diverse student population, build technologically advanced libraries and classrooms, and support innovative teaching models and partnerships. Our students and programs continue to inspire generosity from forward-thinking individuals and organizations who invest in the CSU mission. The support of donors is crucial to the success of the CSU and the mission of educating California's students.

2011-2012 Philanthropic Support Report

In 2011-2012, charitable gift receipts totaled over $240 million. Gift receipts, a combination of new gifts and pledge payments, represent resources that have been received and currently invested in the CSU's students, faculty and programs. Endowment market value remained relatively flat this year. The total market value rounded off above the $1 billion mark for the second year in a row. Download the full report here »

Chancellor Charles B. Reed's Tenure

Under Chancellor Charles B. Reed's fifteen year leadership, the CSU's endowment increased two hundred percent from $339 million to $1.02 billion. During his tenure, Chancellor Reed oversaw almost $3.6 billion in gift receipts to the CSU—an average of $240 million per year. After his retirement, his philanthropic legacy lives on with the Chancellor Charles B. Reed Scholarship, which endows a scholarship fund to recognize an exemplary Hearst/CSU Trustees' recipient.

Hearst Scholars

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Former Chancellor Charles B. Reed

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