The mission of the CSULB Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center is to provide a welcoming place for CSULB alumni and friends to socialize, reminisce and reconnect with The Beach.
The Alumni Center will soon be the new icon on the California State University, Long Beach campus. In addition to serving as a gathering spot and welcoming point of entry to the 285,000+ alumni from around the world, the Center will also furnish a one-of-
a-kind special-event space for community and campus groups.
But the remarkable story of the institution originally called “Los Angeles-Orange County State College” will exude the proud traditions of our alma mater, our notable alumni and encourage all visitors to reflect on CSULB’s extraordinary growth and emergence as a nationally recognized leader in student centered education.
The establishment of a multi-purpose Alumni Center will accelerate this forward momentum and help the university build on the success of its first 60 years by:
The Alumni Center must be funded entirely through private donations. Help make this vision become a reality by getting involved. We value and welcome your expertise as well as financial support.
The alumni center will be funded through private contributions. Construction will begin when all funds have been secured, with groundbreaking anticipated for summer 2017. Several donors have already stepped forward to support the project, bringing the total amount raised to more than one-third of the approximately $12 million overall budget.
PHASE 1: COMPLETE
A project Feasibility Study was conducted and initial outreach was completed. Preliminary Architectural Design Concepts & Renderings were completed. The Lead Donor, Anna W. Ngai, committed to the project, and other leadership gifts have been pledged.
Who is Anna W. Ngai?
The lead donor to the alumni center, Anna W. Ngai was an international student from Hong Kong who graduated from CSULB in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in finance and business administration. She cherishes the lifelong friendships she made during her student years and credits the education she received at The Beach for helping her achieve success as a restaurant entrepreneur.
"I was fortunate to be an international student. It was the best four years of my life. I wanted to show people that even international students should give back."
PHASE 2: IN PROGRESS
A campaign for Leadership Gifts is underway, offering a range of naming opportunities within the Alumni Center. These opportunities, ranging from $1,000,000 to $50,000, will leave a legacy for alumni and their families in support of The Beach for generations to come. Updated architectural plans and renderings are also in development and are expected summer 2015.
Premier Naming Categories:
GRAND WELCOME LOBBY
The Kitchen/Food Preparation Center
ALUMNI SHOWCASE LOUNGE
49er Heritage room
ALUMNI LIBRARY AND DEN
ALUMNI OFFICE SUITE
EXECUTIVE BOARD ROOM
GREEK ROW WING
BEACH FAMILY WING
Major Naming Categories:
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES I (various) $100,000
NAMING OPPORTUNITIES II (various) $50,000
Special Recognition Gifts:
$25,000 and Above
Phase III of the Alumni Center Project will commence following the successful completion of Phase II, and will include a campaign for gifts at all levels. The project design and all plans will be finalized, with groundbreaking anticipated for summer 2017.