2011-12 Philanthropic Annual Report

California State University, San Francisco

Contribution Highlights

  • The university received several general bequests and bequest expectancies this past year. The largest was an anonymous bequest expectancy totaling $3,063,161 to be used for restricted purposes. Another anonymous donor provided a $ 1 million bequest expectancy establishing a scholarship endowment. Two others were from two people close to the university: Professor Emerita of Music Sharon Girard made a bequest of $1.5 million; alumna Dr. Mary MacWilliam made a bequest in the amount of $1,180,750. Both are for unrestricted purposes to be used where most needed by the university.
  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute awarded a $1.5 million four-year grant to support the undergraduate science education program. This is an important opportunity to engage all faculty in scientific teaching with special attention paid to the appropriate development of post doctorate students, ensuring that they can develop their research into applicable scholarship.
  • The Robert A. Corrigan Endowed Chair in American Studies was established with a $1 million pledge from alumni George and Judith Marcus. This endowed chair also received pledges of $200,000 from CSU trustee and alumnus Dr. Kenneth Fong and $100,000 (with an initial $50,000 pledge payment) from Mrs. Bettye Poetz Ferguson. The endowment honors the legacy and leadership of former President Corrigan, who has a long and distinguished history of scholarship in the field. The American Studies Program itself is a cross-disciplinary program that offers students an opportunity to create an individualized major.
Gift Commitments 2011/12
New Gifts $5,763,439
New Pledges $4,154,561
Testamentary Commitments $7,098,911
Native American and Local Government Contributions $0
Total $17,016,911

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $5,763,439
Pledge Payments $3,991,832
2011/12 Total $9,755,271

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
2009/10 $12,976,643
2010/11 $8,633,010
2011/12 $9,755,271

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
Alumni circle for pie chartAlumni 25.80%
Parents circle for pie chartParents 1.08%
Other Individuals circle for pie chartOther Individuals 13.77%
Foundations circle for pie chartFoundations 28.78%
Corporations circle for pie chartCorporations 24.93%
Other Organizations circle for pie chartOther Organizations 5.64%

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
Program circle for pie chartPrograms 61.22%
Campus ImprovementsCampus Improvements 21.36%
Endowment circle for pie chartEndowment 13.13%
Unrestricted circle for pie chartUnrestricted 4.02%
Other circle for pie chartOther 0.26%