Philanthropic Support 2015-16

The California State University system is profoundly grateful for the myriad ways in which alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, champions, supporters, and friends have given in support of our students, values and mission. In fact, more people donated to the CSU in 2015-16 than at any other point in our six-decade history.

Chancellor's Message

Chancellor Timothy P. White shares his deep appreciation for the generous gifts of donors and champions in 2015-16—as well as what’s on the horizon for the CSU.

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Donor Stories

Our donors give in a range of ways, helping to fund deserving students’ education as well as supporting ​directed research, athletics, and programs that benefit the greater good.

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2015-2016: Our Legacy Year

A legacy of philanthropic support continues to grow throughout the California State University. In 2015-16, the CSU has seen increases in philanthropic support, with an all-time high of $489 million in charitable gift commitments, thus furthering our systemwide efforts and educational mission to provide access to opportunity for all Californians.

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In Memoriam

We remember those from the CSU community lost to terrorist attacks in 2015.

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Trustees’ Awards

These 24 outstanding students represent the very best ​the CSU has to offer.

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