Senior Class Gift

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Make your contribution today!

Whether you’re graduating in the fall, spring, or summer, you are a part of the CSU Monterey Bay’s Class of 2024 - CONGRATULATIONS! A great way to commemorate your time here at CSUMB is to donate to the Senior Class Gift. Graduating seniors who make a gift of $20.24 or more will receive a Philanthropy Cord to wear at Commencement.

All donations raised by the 2024 Senior Class will be used to support the Alumni Vision Scholarship endowment that will help future CSUMB students to stay in school, complete their degree, and enable the opportunity of higher education. 

Remember, no donation is too small.

Why should I donate?

The history of giving a Senior Class Gift is a deep rooted tradition among all American universities. U.S. News & World Report considers giving participation rate a factor in their rankings. CSUMB currently ranks #14 in the Top Public Schools Western Regional Universities category. Since it is a new tradition at CSUMB, it is a great way to leave philanthropic footsteps for future Otters to follow!

Additionally, graduating seniors who make a gift of $20.24 or more will receive a Philanthropy Cord to wear at Commencement to display your pride, appreciation, and support for a place that has made an impact in your life. You will be able to pick up your cord at GradFest on April 3-4 from 9AM-5PM at the Otter Student Union Ballroom. If you are unable to attend GradFest, please email to schedule an alternate pick-up time.

Thank you for supporting student scholarships in honor of the Senior Class Gift. Your contribution will directly impact student academic success and make a difference to CSUMB students!

How to contribute


By mail

Mail your gift to: Cal State Monterey Bay University Advancement, 100 Campus Center, Bldg. 97, Seaside, CA 93955-8001.

Please make checks payable to Foundation of CSUMB.

Give meaning to your gift!

Graduates: Make a gift in honor of a parent or family member or a special faculty or staff/member at CSUMB.

Staff/Faculty: Give in honor of a student such as a student assistant or someone you are proud to see successfully graduate!

Family members/friends of graduates: Give in honor of your graduate!