2009-10 Philanthropic Annual Report

Giving from Individuals

Gifts from individuals include giving from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. In 2009-2010, gift receipts from individuals decreased $11.4 million (or 10 percent) to $105 million. Seventeen percent, or $17.8 million, were from nine individuals’ gifts of more than $1 million at seven campuses (Fresno, Fullerton, Northridge, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos and San José).

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 220,830 individual donors this year compared to 218,612 in 2008-2009 and 221,410 in 2007-2008.

In 2009-2010, Alumni donors made up 32 percent of individual donors and contributed over $43 million (or 41 percent of giving from individuals). Alumni additionally supported the university with $1.5 million in membership dues.

Individual Giving to the CSU
Individual Giving to the CSU

* Includes gifts from parents, faculty, staff, students
and friends of the university.

Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena

Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena

Ed Fitzpatrick and his wife, Bertha, have a longstanding relationship with CSU Stanislaus—Mr. Fitzpatrick has served as a strong and valuable member of the University’s Foundation Board since 2003 and both actively support the Warrior Athletics program. Ed is a successful and inspirational business leader, becoming the first African American to receive the Lexus franchise and has received recognition as a leader in his industry. This year, Ed and Bertha announced a $500,000 gift in support of Warrior Athletics and were honored by the renaming of Warrior Arena, which serves as the hub of campus activity for school spirit and sportsmanship, to the Ed and Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena. “Bertha and I are proud to support our local university in producing well-rounded graduates,” Ed said. “Academics and athletics must work hand in hand to help students develop both the mind and the body. Over the past few years, we have seen CSU Stanislaus advance academically and athletically under [President] Ham’s leadership. The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors have great years ahead of them, and we will be cheering from the sidelines.” The gift will enhance the reputation of Warrior Athletics as a national contender and will be used to augment scholarships and help recruit the best and brightest student-athletes, with a goal of capturing conference and national championships.