Giving from Individuals
|Individual Giving to the CSU|
* Includes gifts from parents, faculty, staff, students
and friends of the university.
Gifts from individuals include giving from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. In 2008-09, gift receipts from individuals decreased $18.5 million (or 14 percent) to $116.5 million.
The number of donors is a key indicator of success in attracting private support to the university. Despite the decrease in individual giving dollars received, the number of individuals giving to the CSU remained relatively stable, with 218,612 individual donors this year compared to 219,421 in 2006-07 and 221,410 in 2007-08.
In 2008-09, alumni donors made up 32 percent of individual donors and contributed over $44 million (or 38 percent of giving from individuals), with an average of $638 per gift. Alumni additionally supported the university with nearly $2 million in membership dues.