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Private philanthropy has helped make CSULB a university of choice, and it will play an even bigger role in our future success by keeping students debt-free through scholarships and other financial aid, by providing outstanding academic experiences, and by enabling CSULB to serve as a cultural and creative hub for the entire community. 

Gifts to CSULB not only create positive change on our campus and in the lives of our students, but they also can provide the donors with an effective and rewarding way to achieve their own philanthropic and financial goals. You don’t have to take our word for it. Peruse the site to see what our donors say and to learn a little more about what these kinds of gifts mean to the recipients.  As you will see, it really is possible to give and receive at the same time.  


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The Inspiration Behind a New Scholarship Fund    The College of Liberal Arts is proud to announce the creation of a fund that will launch an important new scholarship opportunity at The Beach.  
Huge thanks -- and congratulations! -- to everyone who participated in the university's first-ever LB Giving Day on Thursday, March 15, 2018.  We're very excited to report that the university raised over $1 million and received more than 1,300 gifts during the 27-hour Giving Day period!  (For up-to-the-minute updates and other details, please visit our dedicated Giving Day website.)
Married for more than 50 years, Marty Stark and Shigemi Matsumoto are a couple whose devotion to one another is matched only by their dedication to elevating the next generation of musical artists. 
"Feed A Need" is part of Long Beach State's new Student Emergency Intervention Program, which assists students in crisis by providing meals, short-term housing, and funds for emergency expenses.
CSULB wraps up its first comprehensive campaign.
“Beyond my wildest dreams,” is how CSULB Professor Clorinda Donato describes the creation of the new Clorinda Donato Center for Global Romance Lanugages and Translation Studies. “It’s proof that it’s important to have dreams.  If you never dream, you can’t go beyond your wildest ones.”