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Frequently Asked Questions

What is university development?

Development personnel seek philanthropic support for California State University, Long Beach by nurturing long-term relationships with CSULB alumni and friends. Less than 30 percent of the university’s general budget is provided by the state; private support is imperative.

The Division of University Relations and Development at CSULB also includes:

Is this Web site secure?

Yes, our Web site is VeriSigned Secure™--information exchanged with any Web address beginning with https is encrypted using Secured Socket Layer (SSL) protocol before transmission.

How can I give to CSULB?

  • Online
  • Mail
  • Telephone
  • Transfer of stock/securities

Learn about other ways of giving to CSULB.

What is the Beach Fund?

The Beach Fund is an unrestricted source of money that enables President Jane Close Conoley and the Deans opportunities to address urgent and/or ongoing needs, such as financial assistance for students. Beach Fund assets are available for immediate use and are necessary for maintaining the vitality of CSULB.

What programs benefit from Beach Fund support?

The areas most impacted by contributions to the Beach Fund are:

  • increased student financial assistance
  • faculty development and curriculum support
  • enhanced educational technology
  • educational and career services for students and alumni

Gifts to the Beach Fund enable students and alumni to earn the lifelong benefits of a CSULB education; education for the best and the brightest safeguards the high value of the degrees already conferred by the university.

What is a matching gift?

Often, a company will match, double or even triple gifts that are made by their employees! To learn more about your company’s matching gift policy, contact your human resources representative. You may be asked to complete a matching gift form and submit it to CSULB, along with your donation.* Matching gift programs stretch employees’ contributions and greatly impact our colleges and programs.
*A gift will not be matched until an employee submits a completed Gift-Pledge Form and contribution.

What is the CSULB 49er Foundation's Tax ID Number?


Will I receive an acknowledgement of my contribution for tax purposes?

Prior to January 31 of each year, donation acknowledgements are mailed by the university to all contributors to California State University, Long Beach.

Can I designate a gift to CSULB in my will?

Yes, the Office of Gift Planning unit can help you with such a designation. Supporters of the university make gifts of life insurance, property and IRA rollovers.  Please contact 562.985.5489 or for additional information.

Can I contribute to the university through payroll deduction?

Employees of California State University, Long Beach can support their favorite programs and/or colleges by participating in the Support the Beach Payroll Deduction Program.  Contributions can be directed to any campus designation that has an associated 49er Foundation fund.

Please include the name of the designation on the Payroll Deduction Form.  For your reference, our online giving site lists many of the most common designations.  For more information, please email Julie Wilson or call 562.985.8867