Carillon Society

The Carillon Society was established in 2009 to honor donors who have contributed $100,000 or more in outright gifts, pledges and irrevocable trusts to Cal State Long Beach. Such gifts enrich programs and services that advance the university. 

The Beach’s carillon, the Carlson Bloc Tower, rises proudly on the southeast corner of the university’s student union. The 68-foot bell tower is named after Louise Carlson, a benefactor of the university, and was designed by French sculptor Andre Bloc. Its bells rang for the first time at the 1972 commencement ceremonies. 

The Carillon Award is reserved for those who have made transformational gifts of $1 million or more.  

Carillon Society Opportunities 

Members of the Carillon Society become part of a treasured group of Cal State Long Beach supporters. We are proud to celebrate their dedication to The Beach with the following opportunities: 

  • A guided walking tour of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on campus 
  • Two tickets to any Long Beach State Athletics home game of your choice 
  • An exclusive mini-cart tour of the sculptures that adorn the university 
  • Dedicated Carillon Society Concierge Service  
  • A Carillon Society lapel pin recognizing their dedication to Cal State Long Beach 


Feel free to call or email us with your questions about Cal State Long Beach or your Carillon Society opportunities. We are available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; if calling after hours, please leave a message.  

For more information, please email us at or call 562.985.2800.