Giving from Individuals
Gifts from individuals include giving from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. In 2010-2011, gift receipts from individuals decreased $5.8 million, or 6 percent, to $99 million. Eleven percent of all gifts from individuals was attributed to six gifts of more than $1 million at three campuses (Fullerton, Long Beach, and San Diego).
The number of donors is a key indicator of success in attracting philanthropic support to the university. Despite the decrease in individual giving dollars received, the number of individuals giving to the CSU has steadily increased over the years, with 222,459 individual donors this year, 220,830 in 2009-2010 and 218,612 in 2008-2009.
In 2010-2011, alumni donors made up 32 percent of individual donors and contributed $39 million, or 39 percent of giving from individuals. Alumni additionally supported the university with $1.6 million in membership dues.
* Includes gifts from parents, faculty, staff, students
and friends of the university.
$5 Million Gift Establishes the Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture at San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University received the second-largest private individual gift in its history, a $5 million gift from alumna and Professor Emerita of Management Kay Takeyama Dilena, Ph.D, that will establish the Dilena Takeyama Center for the Study of Japan and Japanese Culture. The Center will give a new prominence to the study of Japan at San Francisco State and enhance cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. The gift will support a rotating chair for a scholar of Japanese culture, a coordinator for the program, visiting Japanese scholars and student exchange programs. “I was born and raised in Tokyo during the war and then I came to this country,” said Dr. Dilena, who lives in San Francisco. “I got my education here, and I feel like I owe both countries. I have always worked toward promotion of better U.S.-Japanese relations, and I want to help future scholars in any way I can.” With this gift, Dr. Dilena honors the memories of her brother, Yasuo Takeyama, a Hiroshima survivor, and her husband, James G. Dilena, a Pearl Harbor survivor. Dr. Dilena earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1970 and an MBA in 1973 from San Francisco State. She taught courses in business management, organizational behavior and international business at San Francisco State beginning in 1973 until she was appointed professor emerita in 1988.