2011-12 Philanthropic Annual Report

California State University, Northridge

Contribution Highlights

  • The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded a grant of $1,179,141 for a program in the Department of Social Work entitled “Social Network Site Triple P for Reducing Child Maltreatment”. CSU Northridge professors Susan Love, Ph.D., and Theresa Knott, Ph.D., will develop and beta-test an effective, evidence-based parenting program on a social networking platform. As co-principal investigators of an international research team, they are investigating the degree of engagement, acceptability, feasibility and helpfulness of an online social network community to deliver parenting information to 120 vulnerable families in Los Angeles over the next two and a half years.
  • Emeritus Professor of Education Philip Hansen, Ph.D., and his wife Shirley left more than $750,000 for scholarships in the Michael D. Eisner College of Education to be awarded in honor of CSU Northridge’s Association of Retired Faculty. Professor Hansen served the university as Chair of the Department of Special Education for many years.
  • A distinguished Lockheed Martin Skunk Works/NASA design engineer has committed more than $1 million of his estate to endow a fund in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences to support engineering student design projects and to advance engineering education in the region. The donor, a long-time San Fernando Valley resident, has judged CSU Northridge engineering student competitions and worked with scores of CSU Northridge-prepared engineers.
  • The family of the late Frank M. Hanna, a CSU Northridge geological sciences alumnus and faculty member, contributed $338,400 to support three pivotal areas of the Geological Sciences Department. The Hanna family cares deeply about geology and helping students pursue careers in this field and has contributed $670,473 since 2002. Their generous support is enabling the department to carry out the interests and vision of Professor Hanna, transform curriculum, advance the graduate program and summer research experience and maintain instrumentation for teaching and research.
Gift Commitments 2011/12
New Gifts $5,928,709
New Pledges $562,810
Testamentary Commitments $4,908,002
Native American and Local Government Contributions $0
Total $11,399,521

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $5,928,709
Pledge Payments $3,046,816
2011/12 Total $8,975,525

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
2009/10 $12,529,565
2010/11 $9,065,563
2011/12 $8,975,525

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
Alumni circle for pie chartAlumni 12.52%
Parents circle for pie chartParents 1.73%
Other Individuals circle for pie chartOther Individuals 13.56%
Foundations circle for pie chartFoundations 43.29%
Corporations circle for pie chartCorporations 27.19%
Other Organizations circle for pie chartOther Organizations 1.70%

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
Program circle for pie chartPrograms 59.56%
Campus ImprovementsCampus Improvements 9.72%
Endowment circle for pie chartEndowment 19.03%
Unrestricted circle for pie chartUnrestricted 11.58%
Other circle for pie chartOther 0.11%