Our Donors

The CSU Trustees’ Award for Outstanding Achievement continues to flourish thanks to the generous support of our champions.

Founding Leaders

The vision of our Founding Leaders—the William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi—laid out a path of success for many CSU students.

The Founding Leaders established this signature award to recognize outstanding achievement acros​s the CSU system.

William Randolph Hearst Foundation​
CSU Trustee Emeritus Ali C. Razi

Chair’s Circle

Every scholarship in the Chair’s Circle is named in honor of a donor’s endowed gift
of $150,000 or more toward the award program.

Chancellor Emeritus Timothy P. White Scholar
CSU Foundation Board Member Ron and Mitzi Barhorst
CSU Trustee Emeritus Kenneth Fong
CSU Trustee Emeritus Murray L. Galinson^
Executive Vice President & Provost José and Catherine Gómez
CSU Trustee Emerita Claudia H. Hampton^
CSU Trustee Emeritus William Hauck^ and Padget Kaiser
CSU Chancellor Emeritus Charles B. Reed^ and Catherine Reed~​
John and Beverly Stauffer Foundation/CSU Trustee Emeritus Laurence K. Gould Jr.​​​

Chancellor’s Circle

Chancellor’s Circle donors are supporters of the CSU, who commit​ to our
mission and vision by contributing $6,000 or more toward a scholarship through annual contributions.

College Futures Foundation
Edison International 
Fresno State Foundation Board of Governors
CSU Trustee Wenda Fong and Daniel Fetterly​*
Jewish Community Foundation-San Diego
KI Krueger International, Inc.
Lumina Foundation
CSU Foundation Board Member Michael A. and Debe Lucki
CSU Trustee Emeritus and CSU Foundation Board Member G​eorge M. Marcus and Judy Marcus
CSU Trustee Jack McGrory
The Steinhauser Family*​
CSU Trustee Peter J. Taylor and Coralyn Taylor


Supporters of the CSU Trustees’ Award contribute at various levels and illustrate the
broad range of support for our students across California​ and the nation.

Amazon Smile Foundation
CSU Trustee Diego Arambula​
President Jeffrey D. Armstrong*
Neil Bhateja
 Judson and Lynne Clark~
CSU Trustee Jack Clarke Jr.
President Soraya M. Coley*
President Jane Close Conoley*
Arlene Coronel
CSU Trustee Douglas Faigin
CSU Trustee Jean Picker Firstenberg*
Leora Freedman
CSU Faculty Trustee Emeritus Harold Goldwhite
Dennis Gorman
President Tom Jackson, Jr.*
President Ellen N. Junn*
CSU Trustee Lillian Kimbell and Nathan Gardels*
CSU Trustee Maria Linares​
CSU Trustee Emeritus Bob Linscheid
CSU Trustee Leslie and Cliff Gilbert-Lurie
Tony Mesa*
Aaron J. Moore and John De La Torre President Tomás Morales*
President Robert S. Nelsen*
President Ellen J. Neufeldt*
President Emeritus Eduardo M. Ochoa*
CSU Trustee Anna Ortiz-Morfit*
President Stephen Perez*
Lori A. Redfearn and Robert Corrigan*
CSU Executive Vice Chancellor Steve Relyea*
CSU Trustee Yammilette Rodriguez​
CSU Trustee Emeritus Steven Stepanek
Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation*/ CSU Trustee Adam Day
Joan Torne
United Way California Capital Region
University Corporation, San Francisco State
CSU Trustee Jose Antonio Vargas
CSU Foundation Board Member Gaddi H. Vasquez
Patti Waid
CSU Chancellor Emeritus Timothy P. and Karen White
President Richard Yao*
President Lynnette Zelezny*

Program Sponsors

Program Sponsors sustain the operations of the CSU Trustees’ Award, including funding
the awards reception, travel expenses for student awardees and more.​



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^ Deceased
*In Honor of CSU Trustee Emerita Debra S. Farar
~In Memory of CSU Trustee Emeritus William Hauck​​​