2011-12 Philanthropic Annual Report

California State University, San Diego

Contribution Highlights

  • Long-time San Diego resident and former city manager Jack McGrory pledged $1.2 million to support the School of Public Affairs, the Department of Classics and Humanities and the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center. His gift includes components for faculty support and fellowships, study abroad scholarships and tuition scholarships for high-achieving students.
  • A $700,000 gift from entrepreneur Irwin Zahn established the Zahn Center for Engineering Innovation, a campus incubator in which young entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into successful companies that will fuel San Diego’s economy. Student teams working in the Zahn Center are eligible to compete each spring for the $25,000 Zahn Incubator Prize.
  • Lawrence Petersen believes the kind of innovative thinking he learned at San Diego State’s College of Business helped him understand how to move a company forward. He and his wife, Madeline, who jointly founded three successful companies, have bequeathed $2 million from their estate to The Campaign for SDSU.
  • A $1 million gift from alumni Keith Behner and Catherine Stiefel will benefit students in San Diego State’s Latin American Studies program and the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. The new gift is in addition to two dozen scholarships funded by the couple for students in the College of Business and the Department of Political Science.
  • Sharp HealthCare’s $500,000 gift created new scholarships in the College of Health and Human Services and established the Sharp HealthCare Professional Education and Research Institute on campus. Sharp’s total support of San Diego State now stands at $2.4 million.
Gift Commitments 2011/12
New Gifts $62,372,907
New Pledges $3,962,934
Testamentary Commitments $705,140
Native American and Local Government Contributions $11,375
Total $67,052,356

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $62,372,907
Pledge Payments $4,450,844
2011/12 Total $66,823,751

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
2009/10 $54,740,126
2010/11 $59,147,550
2011/12 $66,823,751

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
Alumni circle for pie chartAlumni 21.57%
Parents circle for pie chartParents 0.87%
Other Individuals circle for pie chartOther Individuals 36.42%
Foundations circle for pie chartFoundations 23.07%
Corporations circle for pie chartCorporations 14.70%
Other Organizations circle for pie chartOther Organizations 3.37%

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
Program circle for pie chartPrograms 67.45%
Campus ImprovementsCampus Improvements 0.00%
Endowment circle for pie chartEndowment 7.33%
Unrestricted circle for pie chartUnrestricted 0.09%
Other circle for pie chartOther 25.13%