2011-12 Philanthropic Annual Report

California State University, CSU Foundation

Contribution Highlights

  • The CSU Foundation received several large donations for the Innovative Induction and Clinical Preparation for New Teachers in California project. Donations included $300,000 from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, $27,500 from The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, and $300,000 from The James Irvine Foundation. The two-year project, which began in September 2011, develops, evaluates and begins scaling up an exemplary beginning teacher induction and support program with a STEM focus. It establishes a ground-breaking initiative in clinical preparation of teachers and focuses on establishing collaborative partnerships for preparing new teachers that involve universities, school districts and schools.
  • Over the last four years, AT&T has contributed $1.6 million to the CSU Foundation; its last installment of $320,000 arrived during 2011-2012. These funds support the CSU College Corps initiative. The initiative is an innovative approach to offer pre-college advising to high school students by supplementing the work of school counselors. Past funding of the initiative includes the CSU/AT&T Road to College Tour, an outreach and education campaign centered on improving access to CSU.
  • The Walter S. Johnson Foundation continued its support of the Give Students a Compass program with a $100,000 gift bringing total giving to $227,000 to the CSU Foundation. In its second phase, Give Students a Compass is supporting up to nine pilot sites around the state, selected to test new approaches to general education and transfer students that could one day inform an improved statewide curriculum. All pilot sites involve both a California State University campus and the nearby community colleges serving many of the same students. Pilot projects seek ways to embed a greater number of high-impact practices into the GE transfer curriculum, improving student success in ways that are feasible, scalable and educationally effective.
  • This year, 29 donors contributed funds towards The William Randolph Hearst/CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement. This award is given each year to students who have demonstrated financial need, experienced personal hardships and have attributes of merit, including superior academic performance, exemplary community service and significant personal achievements.
Gift Commitments 2011/12
New Gifts $1,650,707
New Pledges $819,000
Testamentary Commitments $0
Native American and Local Government Contributions $0
Total $2,469,707

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $1,650,707
Pledge Payments $118,750
2011/12 Total $1,769,457

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
2009/10 $1,986,613
2010/11 $2,352,556
2011/12 $1,769,457

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
Alumni circle for pie chartAlumni 0.00%
Parents circle for pie chartParents 0.00%
Other Individuals circle for pie chartOther Individuals 2.56%
Foundations circle for pie chartFoundations 62.98%
Corporations circle for pie chartCorporations 33.60%
Other Organizations circle for pie chartOther Organizations 0.86%

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
Program circle for pie chartPrograms 89.10%
Campus ImprovementsCampus Improvements 0.00%
Endowment circle for pie chartEndowment 3.22%
Unrestricted circle for pie chartUnrestricted 7.67%
Other circle for pie chartOther 0.00%