2011-12 Philanthropic Annual Report

California State University, San Luis Obispo

Contribution Highlights

  • Cal Poly Animal Science alumnus Charles “Chuck” E. Jacobson and his wife, Claire, created a $4 million irrevocable bequest provision to support animal health facilities and programs in the Animal Science Department. This gift marries Chuck’s long-time passion for Cal Poly with Claire’s lifetime commitment to animals. This gift will be used to either help construct a new animal health center on campus or to support faculty, students and equipment in such a facility.
  • Mary Auvil, a 1964 graduate of San José State University and widow of SJSU Professor Kenneth Auvil, established a bequest intention for $1.6 million. The Kenneth and Mary Auvil Fund in Printmaking willCal Poly received more than $1.2 million from the estate of Burt and Virginia Polin to support scholarships and facilities in the arts and agriculture. This gift came as a surprise to the university from these deceased donors, neither of them alumni, who were generous benefactors to these areas during their lifetimes. be used to establish a permanent endowment that will provide the resources for a faculty chair or visiting professor in printmaking, as well as a scholarship in printmaking in the Department of Art and Art History.
  • The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship generated seven new founding members, each committing $15,000 to support ongoing efforts to engage students in entrepreneurial endeavors with mentorship from faculty and entrepreneurs.
  • Denver-based Leprino Foods Company, a world leader in innovative dairy food production, made a pledge payment of $2.5 million on its $5 million pledge. The Leprino Foods Dairy Innovation Institute was named in its honor.
Gift Commitments 2011/12
New Gifts $14,422,783
New Pledges $1,549,897
Testamentary Commitments $11,200,000
Native American and Local Government Contributions $0
Total $27,172,680

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Charitable Gift Receipts
New Gifts $14,422,783
Pledge Payments $4,048,695
2011/12 Total $18,471,478

Charitable Gifts:
A 3-Year History
Charitable Gifts: A 3-Year History
2009/10 $18,247,682
2010/11 $17,553,261
2011/12 $18,471,478

Charitable Gifts by
Source of Gift
Charitable Gifts by Source of Gift
Alumni circle for pie chartAlumni 19.76%
Parents circle for pie chartParents 7.10%
Other Individuals circle for pie chartOther Individuals 7.37%
Foundations circle for pie chartFoundations 19.56%
Corporations circle for pie chartCorporations 40.73%
Other Organizations circle for pie chartOther Organizations 5.48%

Charitable Gifts by
Gift Disbursement
Charitable Gifts by Gift Disbursement
Program circle for pie chartPrograms 52.28%
Campus ImprovementsCampus Improvements 18.13%
Endowment circle for pie chartEndowment 23.60%
Unrestricted circle for pie chartUnrestricted 4.83%
Other circle for pie chartOther 1.16%