2007-08 Annual Report on External Support to the CSU

California State University, Long Beach

Contribution Highlights:

  • Setting a record as the largest donation in university history, the Bob Cole Trust committed $16.4 million to provide scholarships for student musicians. In recognition of this generous donation, the Department of Music has been named the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music.
  • Because of his lifelong love of tennis as a student, graduate and tennis player, alumnus Terry Rhodes ('62) pledged $1.25 million for the construction of a new campus tennis facility and the establishment of an endowed scholarship fund for tennis players. Of the gift, $250,000 will go toward the facility and $1 million for the endowment.
  • Bert L. Conrey, the university's first geology faculty member, helped establish the Department of Geological Sciences and developed programs in such areas as marine geology and oceanography. He and his wife, Ethel, left an estate gift of $600,000 toward establishing an endowed faculty chair in geology. The Carl W. Johnson Foundation provided significant additional support to complete the $1 million endowment.
Gift Commitments 2007/08
New Gifts $24,375,575
New Pledges 3,904,684
Testamentary Commitments 5,659,585
Native American and Local Government Contributions 0
Total $33,939,844
Grants and Contracts Revenue 2007/08
Federal $60,294,044
State and Local 25,338,883
Non-Governmental 3,517,168
Total $89,150,095

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $24,375,575
Pledge Payments $2,111,325
2007/08 Total $26,486,900

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
green square for pie chartPrograms 38.34%
mint square for pie chartCampus Improvement 1.56%
yellow square for pie chartEndowment 7.78%
dark gray square for pie chartUnrestricted 4.54%
light gray square for pie chartOther 47.78%

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
green square for pie chartAlumni 11.15%
mint square for pie chartOther Individuals 63.30%
yellow square for pie chartFoundations 6.81%
dark gray square for pie chartCorporations 12.93%
light gray square for pie chartOther Organizations 5.81%


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