Annual Giving

Making every gift count

Each year, alumni, parents and friends create opportunities that help the university prepare tomorrow’s leaders for a changing world. With very limited state support, the university relies increasingly on generous philanthropic contributions to Annual Giving to keep the campus thriving. Annual gifts, of all sizes and designated across campus, provide crucial funding to address immediate and high priority needs. 

Beach Fund 

With a campus as dynamic as CSULB, having discretionary funds is essential. The Beach Fund helps fill the gaps when state support and student fees fall short, and it gives university leaders the flexibility to move quickly and decisively to address both unexpected needs and exciting opportunities.

Unrestricted gifts to the Beach Fund, collectively with others, not only help move our students, faculty and programs forward, but they are also a tangible expression of your belief in the university and in its capacity to make vital contributions to the community and the world. When you give to The Beach, you show prospective donors your confidence in the university. And because alumni-giving rates factor into popular college rankings, your gifts also help shape public perceptions of the university.