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Ways to Give

Unrestricted gifts are among the most valuable, because they allow the College to allocate funds wherever the need is greatest, and to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise (scholarships, faculty and student travel, research equipment, facilities, technology upgrades and much more).

Restricted gifts allow you to direct your donation to a specific school, department or program or a priority area within the College. When you make a directed gift, you enjoy the satisfaction of knowing you are supporting a program that is personally meaningful to you.

You also have the option of designating your gift for current use or for endowment. Current-use gifts provide funds and flexibility over the short term, whereas endowment gifts provide security over the long term by expanding the university’s permanent financial base and creating a predictable source of future income. Endowments are usually created for such things as faculty positions, student scholarships or fellowships, broad-based interdisciplinary centers, or even entire academic programs.

Certain types and levels of gifts can be made through a pledge which is a formal statement of intention to make a gift to the university. This allows you to complete your gift by making regular payments over time, and each payment on your pledge is eligible for an income-tax charitable deduction

Giving Day Assets - March 15 is quickly approaching so here are several assets that can be used to promote the university's first Giving Day. Among the items provided are copy and graphics that support our Giving Day campaign. Click here for more information.

Giving Day Assets


Giving Online

Our secure online giving site is accessible at any time. For questions about making online contributions please contact Jennifer Moore, Director of Development at: (562) 985-2628 or email

Gifts of Cash

Outright cash gifts can be made by check (payable to the CSULB 49er Foundation) or by authorized credit cards sent to the following address:

CSULB College of Health & Human Services
Office of Development
1250 Bellflower Blvd., ET 200
Long Beach, CA 90840-5605

  • Please indicate on the check memo line, the department or program you wish to support.
  • For personal assistance with a credit card gift, please contact Mary Ann Messing at (562) 985-8491. CSULB accepts MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

Gifts of Appreciated Securities, Stocks and Bonds

These types of gifts can provide considerable tax advantages when transferred to CSULB before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale.

Planned Gifts

Planned or “deferred” giving is a viable option for donors who wish to utilize tax-advantaged giving techniques to support students at CSULB while potentially increasing income and reducing taxes. These include life income gifts that pay you and/or other designated beneficiaries an income for life such as charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts; gifts of real estate, including life estates; gifts through wills and living trusts; and more. The CSULB Office of Gift Planning is available to provide guidance in charitable gift planning that may help you make important decisions about your future. For more questions, please contact the CSULB Office of Gift Planning at

Matching Gifts

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 departments and programs.

Gifts of Personal Property

These include rare books, works of art, valuable collectibles, and tangible items of demonstrable value and in some cases may enable you to make a significant gift with tax benefits to you.

Gifts Through the CSULB Payroll Deduction Program

Employees of the College of Health & Human Services may support their favorite departments and/or programs by participating in our Support the Beach Payroll Deduction Program. For information, please contact Julie Wilson at (562) 985-8867.

For more questions about supporting the CSULB College of Health and Human Services, please contact Jennifer Moore, Director of Development at: 562/985-2628 or