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​2016-17: Our Legacy Year

What a transformational, record-breaking year for the California State University.

2016-2017 saw a record-breaking $501 million in new gift commitments. The CSU also achieved more than 30 percent increases in both alumni and parent giving, with an additional 6,800 CSU alumni making gifts compared to the prior year.

Many CSU campuses also broke individual and university records.

A CSU-record $110 million commitment was made to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. San Diego State concluded its record-breaking Campaign for SDSU, which in total raised $815 million over its lifetime.

At Chico State, a record number of gift commitments to the Tower Society spurred new scholarships. The Campaign for CSUSB made massive strides toward its historic fundraising goal.

What is most impressive – beyond the records themselves – is the incredible transformative power and impact of these gifts to CSU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The CSU made substantial progress toward Graduation Initiative 2025, stood in support of Dreamer, LGBTQ, first-generation and veteran students, worked to end food and housing insecurity among students, and declared that it is still in the global fight against climate change.

These achievements – and many others – are a result of the forward thinking and impactful generosity of our donors, champions, stakeholders and friends.

Indeed, we are forever grateful and appreciative.

This year, we broke records, inspired generations, built great things and transformed the California State University.

Next year, we’re going to expand on our success and set a new course for California's future.