2012-13 Philanthropic Annual Report

Annual Report Highlights

Philanthropic support provides a margin of excellence that allows us to enhance our programs, help more students, and fulfill our critical mission. This report details the fundraising accomplishments of CSU campuses and includes analysis of endowment, benchmarking performance, giving by source, and giving by purpose. Take a moment to review this year's systemwide data overview.

In 2012-2013, the CSU garnered $338 million in gift commitments. As a reflection of a rebounding economy, this was a 14 percent increase from the previous year. The gift commitments were comprised of new gifts, pledges and testamentary provisions recorded during the period. Benchmarking Performance: In 2012-2013, donors contributed $62.1 million in new gifts toward endowments. Over a three-year period, $162 million in new endowment gifts has been added to endowments throughout the CSU. Collectively, CSU institutions distributed nearly $39 million from endowment in support of student scholarships, faculty research and academic programs. Of all charitable gifts received, 96 percent were designated to specific interests identified by the donor. Only $11.4 million received was unrestricted and available to be directed to the university's most pressing needs. Gifts from individuals include giving from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. In 2012-2013, gift receipts from individuals increased $28.6 million, or 27 percent, to $135.8 million. Gifts from organizations include giving from corporations, foundations, and other organizations, such as the United Way. In 2012-2013, gift receipts from organizations increased $14 million, or 11 percent, to $147 million. In 2012-2013, alumni donors made up 40 percent of individual donors and contributed $56.5 million, or 42 percent of giving from individuals. Foundation contributions increased 14 percent from prior year, rising to $79.7 million, or 28 percent of all charitable gift receipts.