CSULB Foundation Annual Report

Investing in the Future

The iconic Walter Pyramid as seen from upper campus

The CSULB Endowment is managed by the CSULB 49er Foundation Board of Directors. It is comprised of hundreds of individual funds established by donors for a particular purpose. Some of these funds support scholarships, while others support annual lectures, departments and programs.

The endowment is invested in a combination of equities, fixed-income instruments, real estate and cash equivalents, with the goal of achieving the maximum rate of return with an acceptable, prudent level of risk. As of June 30, 2016, the endowment was valued at $56,422,378.

Annualized Returns* as of June 30, 2016

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*Performance results are annualized for time periods greater than one year and include all cash and cash equivalents, realized and unrealized capital gains and losses, and dividends, interest and income. Time weighted returns do not include the impact of fund contributions and withdrawals and therefore, may not reflect the actual rate of return of a specific fund.

By the Numbers

 Comparison graph of investment
Bar Graph showing endowment yearly valued from 2008 to 2016