I am so pleased to serve as the chair of the CSULB 49er Foundation, and I am delighted to share our inaugural annual report with you.

As you can see, this is an exciting time for California State University, Long Beach. Each and every day, members of The Beach family are doing remarkable things and setting the standard for excellence at CSULB higher and higher. The CSULB 49er Foundation was created to build on this momentum, to help ensure that students ­and faculty have the resources they need to succeed in the classroom, in the laboratory, in the studio and in the community.

Our accomplished and dedicated board of directors is composed of community and alumni leaders, as well as staff, student and faculty representatives. We represent many different fields, talents and points of view, but we all believe in the growing importance of CSULB. Together, we are working to secure the future of this great university by expanding its base of private support and by providing careful management of donated resources, including the endowment.

As a longtime educator and a CSULB alumna, I have a special place in my heart for The Beach. And I’m not alone, of course — CSULB has meant a great deal to so many. It’s time to reconnect with one another and to share our stories with a wider audience.

On behalf of the board of directors, I want to express my sincere appreciation for your support and interest. I hope you will be in touch!

Beverly O’Neill
Board Chair