2012-13 Philanthropic Annual Report
The Phyllis Sorichetti Trust provided $400,000 to support the Department of Music and the cost of touring with CSU Sacramento's student music groups. Here, Sacramento State's Camerata Capistrano, directed by Lorna Peters (center), gives students an opportunity to showcase their talents. In March 2013, Fresno State celebrated the grand opening of the new Rue and Gwen Gibson Farm Market, made possible because of a $1.5 million dollar bequest from the estate of Joyce Mae Gibson. The Farm Market was renamed to honor her parents, Rue and Gwen Gibson. Edward Marsh donated signed first editions and memorabilia from "golden age" of science fiction authors to San Diego State University. The gift, valued at more than $2.25 million, will eventually be displayed in the "Edward Marsh Golden Age of Science Fiction Room". Dr. Erik Melchiorre (right), professor of Geological Sciences, instructs a CSUSB student on the use of a new x-ray detector made possible by a $250,000 grant from W.M. Keck Foundation. The first field study use of the equipment occurred at the Calico Mines in October 2013. CSU students majoring in STEM fields are applying their knowledge and skills to real-world local challenges. Here a CSU Dominguez Hills student helps restore the habitat of the endangered Palos Verde Blue Butterfly, as project made possible by Edison International grants.

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.

2012-2013 Philanthropic Support Report

The California State University garnered $338 million in gift commitments in 2012-2013. These near pre-recession level commitments increased 14 percent from the previous year, reflecting a renewed confidence in the rebounding economy. The gift commitments were comprised of new gifts, pledges and testamentary provisions recorded during the period. Donor support for the CSU has shown amazing resiliency throughout the Great Recession and is now returning to record highs. Charitable gift receipts reached well over $282 million – the most in CSU history. 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.

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