- California State University, Northridge has received a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to spearhead a program designed to encourage undergraduate students from underrepresented communities throughout Southern California to pursue advanced degrees in the mathematical sciences.
- The planned gift from Professor Emeritus Henry Janssen will eventually add $1 million to the Honors College endowment, helping to transform the existing Honors Program into a college with increased enrollment and programs that benefit the entire university community.
- Pistachios will be given more attention at Fresno State thanks to a $1.5 million gift to establish a new faculty position at the university.
- California State University, Dominguez Hills has received a $200,000 grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to support a unique chemistry lab model aimed at addressing barriers to the sciences for part-time, working students.
- The California Strawberry Commission has given $1 million to Cal Poly to create a sustainability research and education center that will support the state’s strawberry industry.
- Student Rudy Silva writes, "It was impossible as a kid in Indio to realize that the clarinet would be my path to Cal State Long Beach."
- Jack and Emma Anderson, whose Globe Printing Co. printed the Spartan Daily for two decades beginning in the 1950s, made an $8.7 million gift — the sixth largest in San Jose State history — as a bequest to the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
- College of Agriculture alumnus Marty Evanson has pledged $100,000 through a bequest to support an endowed scholarship for animal science students.
- Paul Jennings ’85 (Marketing), one of California State University, Northridge’s most illustrious and philanthropic graduates, has announced a $500,000 challenge grant for the CSUN College of Business and Economics.
- A pioneer in electronic communication for the deaf has pledged a gift of more than $1 million to Fresno State, the university announced today.
- Officials are set to announce a $1 million donation to Fresno State Vineyards, which is run by the university's Department of Viticulture and Enology from a donor who remains anonymous at this point.
- CSU Stanislaus Receives $250K Grant to Fund Creation of the Keck Visual Anthropology Lab, made possible by a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation.
- With the help of a $4,600 grant from the American Association of University Women, CSUN has launched a project called "The Difference a Dollar Makes" to draw attention to the gender wage gap and come up with community-based solutions.
- Fresno State President John D. Welty was recently honored with two awards for his philanthropic leadership during his tenure at the university.
- Dr. Richard and Ilona Buratti have donated $750,000 to CSU Northridge's College of Science and Mathematics to help fund graduate student scholarships and research-related expenses.
- The $3 million gift from Charles W. Hostler and his wife, Chin-yeh, is a continuation of their decade-long support for the College of Arts and Letters and its Charles W. Hostler Institute on World Affairs, a campus forum for the discussion of critical global issues.
- The Cal Poly Wine and Viticulture Program is going to get a big financial boost thanks to the Paso Robles Garagiste Festival. Festival organizers say they will be donating $10,000 from proceeds raised at the 2012 Festival to the Cal Poly program.
- Anthony Evans, CSUSB's second president, donated $50,000 to help 14 faculty members expand their research and develop new courses.
- California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo engineering students are gaining hands-on exposure to cutting-edge systems and technology thanks to a $50,000 gift from the Gene Haas Foundation founded by Haas Automation founder and president Gene Haas.
- CSU East Bay President Morishita made a pledge to match up to $50,000 for scholarships for CSUEB students-for each dollar raised, the president and his wife will make a donation in an equal amount..
- San Francisco State University has received a $250,000 grant from The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation to create a career and professional development program for students in the hospitality and tourism fields.
- CSU Fullerton has launched a campaign to raise a $1 million endowment for its economic-forecasting work and received its first donation, $500,000, from a business school alumnus.
- A gift to CSU Channel Islands from Bob Lovgren allows students to attend scientific conferences.
- Music lovers will want to head up - double time - to Sonoma State University for a sonorous sensation. That verdant venue is now home to one of the most remarkable performance spaces in the country, Weill Hall at the Green Music Center.
- Thanks to an aggressive multi-year campaign, Cal Poly Pomona is the second most successful fundraiser amongst the CSU schools, trailing only San Diego State University.
- A surprise $1.2 million gift from local philanthropist Darlene Shiley highlighted the launch of the CSU Institute for Palliative Care at CSU San Marcos. The Institute for Palliative Care is America's first statewide educational and workforce development initiative dedicated to palliative care.
- San Jose State graduate and longtime benefactor Phyllis Simpkins, who died in July at age 87. Simpkins and her late husband, Alan Simpkins, pledged nearly $20 million over their lifetimes to support San Jose State programs.
- Through his generous estate planning, CSU Stanislaus alumnus Lawrence Broe (History, B.A. '77, M.A. '79) was able to launch the Lawrence Broe Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Graduate Studies in History-one of the largest endowed scholarships ever created by an alumnus of the university.
- Humboldt State receives $500,000 for transfer student scholarships from the Bernard Osher Foundation which will allow the university to create a scholarship program for transfer students.
- San Diego State University generated $71.5 million from donors during the most recent fiscal year, the third-highest annual amount of private giving in the school's history and enough to put it past the $330 million mark in an ongoing, campuswide fundraising drive.
- San Francisco State University raised $17 million in the 2011-12 school year, a 19 percent increase from the previous year.