CSULB’s Declare Campaign ends in December and thus far, generous alumni, families, friends, corporate and private supporters — including more than 51,700 new donors — have given $215.5 million toward the $225 million goal to provide more scholarships, increase student and community services, upgrade facilities and enhance faculty support.
Your gift of any size will help us reach and even exceed our objectives for the campaign’s three pillars —Transformation, Unequaled Access, and A Greater Community. Among our many projects are:
A Place for Alumni
This year, CSULB will surpass 300,000 alumni — more than 60 percent of whom live or work within 35 miles of campus.
The new Anna W. Ngai Alumni Center will provide a welcoming home for alumni to take part in campus workshops, programs and receptions; socialize and network; and perhaps most rewarding, share career and life experiences with students and recent graduates. Facility rental also will be available.
More than one-third of the estimated $12 million needed to begin construction has been raised, and supporters worldwide are expressing interest in the center to be located at the intersection of Atherton Avenue and Merriam Way.
Learn more at csulb.edu/alumnicenter.
Declare for Blair
Long Beach’s iconic but aging Blair Field — home of the Dirtbags and also used by city high school teams — needs renovations estimated at $17 million, which will be done in phases.
An additional $1 million is needed toward the $2.2 million goal to begin Phase I that will a variety of improvements including the Troy Tulowitzki Batting Cages, named in honor of the Colorado Rockies shortstop who provided a generous kickoff gift. Future phases will upgrade the practice facilities, clubhouse and public spaces.
In addition to local donors, Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria recently announced his support.
Find out more at csulb.edu/blairfield.
Science and Education
CSULB excels in preparing the next generation for careers in science, engineering and math/science education. Recognizing the importance of this, university supporter Richard D. Green has pledged $1 million toward an endowed professorship in math education along with elementary teacher preparation programs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Additionally, the W. M. Keck Foundation is providing $200,000 for STEM education and $500,000 toward the new Keck Energy Materials Research Program for undergraduate students.
Declare Your Support
Visit www.csulb.edu/ideclare and click on Give Now or call 562.985.8491.