Interim Chancellor's Message

I am excited to highlight the profound impact of our donors’ philanthropic support during the 2021-22 fiscal year—and to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your unwavering commitment to the California State University and the students we are so privileged to serve.

Your generosity demonstrates a firm belief in the transformative power of higher education and the lifelong, life-changing opportunities that come with a CSU degree. This year’s gifts will elevate the lives of many thousands of Californians—both within and beyond our universities—and help shape the future prosperity of our great state.

Transformational gifts power the future by enabling projects such as California State University, Bakersfield’s Mahatma Gandhi Fellowship for Social Entrepreneurship, which will encourage young entrepreneurs to operate environmentally and socially sustainable businesses. At Sonoma State University, funding for the campus’s 2022 Summer Bridge Program created a smooth and supportive college transition for Sonoma State's most educationally vulnerable first-year students. And a generous gift to California State University, Chico’s Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems will help grow the number of undergraduate and graduate students participating in applied research.

These, of course, are just a few examples. The stories included in this report are a testament to your extraordinary commitment to the CSU and its mission. They are a sampling of how donor support deeply touches so many individuals and plays a key role in educating the next generation of talented and diverse leaders.

On behalf of the entire CSU community, we are forever grateful.

Jolene Koester
Interim Chancellor