Cal State Fullerton ended its 2014-15 fiscal year in June having attracted more than $17.5 million in philanthropic gift commitments, exceeding funds received during the previous year. The total is second only to 2008, when Steven G. Mihaylo made a transformative $30 million gift to the College of Business and Economics.
The gift total is only one measure of the University’s recent fundraising success. Since 2012, the number of alumni donors has grown by 37 percent, with the number of individual donors overall growing by 39 percent. Participation in giving by faculty and staff has risen to 17.4 percent.
In addition, nearly 1,450 graduating seniors participated in the University’s class gift program in 2014-15 — donating funds back to the institution they now call their alma mater. Plans for the funds raised include several projects to enhance the campus’ commitment to sustainability.
“Our students and all members of the Titan community thank our alumni and other generous supporters,” said Greg Saks, vice president for university advancement. “They have again demonstrated that Cal State Fullerton is investment-worthy, and they are truly helping to prepare the future leaders of Orange County and beyond.”