Areas to Support

The following gift opportunities can be funded with outright gifts, bequests or other types of planned gifts.

Annual support/greatest need

By supporting the annual fund with an unrestricted gift, you make it possible for CSU Monterey Bay to foster research and innovation among faculty and students. These funds give campus leadership the flexibility to respond to the unique challenges and opportunities that arise each year. With state support falling, the university increasingly relies on this type of private support to maintain a margin of excellence.

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For the 60 to 70 percent of CSUMB students who qualify for some form of aid, scholarships can make the difference between achieving their educational goals or a dream deferred. If you wish to support scholarships, you may choose from one of our existing scholarship funds, which range from athletics to general need, or decide to establish a new named scholarship endowment fund.

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Endowments generate perpetual income that can support a range of needs at the university, including scholarships, professorships, or a specific department or program that interests you. The minimum gift necessary to establish a scholarship endowment is $25,000. Through an endowment, your generosity and your name can live on perpetuity and improve the educational experience of students for generations.

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Program support

Here are some of the programs your generosity can help support.