Institute for Innovation and Economic Development

Become a sponsor

The iiED programs are made possible through the generous donation of time and financial resources from faculty, staff, administration, alumni, community and corporate donors.

There are many ways individuals and organizations can choose to help ensure the successful launch and growth of the iiED and its impact on students, faculty and community members and their partnerships with California’s entrepreneurial community.

In addition to volunteering, advocating, and providing students with exposure, financial support is critical to achieving our mission.

Investment opportunities in entrepreneurs and innovators

Donors can invest in:

  • general operating support
  • specific program
  • specific event
  • competition
  • naming opportunity

Make a contribution

Your contributions make a difference. Please consider investing now.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss designating your contribution for a specific purpose, please contact Dan Ripke at

Credit card payment

You can pay online directly through the University’s secure website by clicking this link CSUMB iiED donation. Please be sure to designate the donation to the Institute for Innovation and Economic Development. If you are sponsoring a specific event, please note that in the Comments section.

Check payment

Please make checks payable to the “University Corporation at Monterey Bay” and reference “Institute for Innovation and Economic Development”.

Please mail checks to University Advancement, CSUMB, 100 Campus Center - AVC, Seaside, CA 93955.