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Annual Gifts

Your gifts to the university's Annual Fund make a big impact, providing today's students access to the educational opportunities that have always distinguished a CSUDH education. The fund helps to meet students' increased financial aid needs and allows the university the resources to act quickly when there is an opportunity.

The university has gained national recognition for its exceptional teaching, intimate classes and serving one of the most diverse student populations in the United States. The ability for CSUDH to serve as an educational force in the South Bay and Los Angeles metropolitan region depends on the generosity of people like you. Your investment will gain great rewards for your community and university.


Alejandra Jaramillo

Alejandra JaramilloAlejandra emigrated from Mexico when she was 12, lost her brother to the streets of South Los Angeles two years later, and after that became a single mother. Knowing that she wanted to provide a good life for her son, she began attending college while working full-time. She graduated from CSUDH with a liberal studies degree and a 3.9 GPA.

What kept her motivated? The idea of teaching and providing a quality education for students like herself. The College of Education rewarded her dedication with a $10,000 scholarship, funding her teacher credential studies, and helping fulfill her dream.

Without scholarships, dreams get put on hold for many students like Alejandra. Support future teachers and the students they will inspirecontact the Office of Development today at (310) 243-2182.


How Your Donation Supports CSUDH

Contributions to the Annual Fund impact almost every student in one way or another! Your donations provide student scholarship support, purchase needed equipment, upgrade technology, improve classrooms, purchase library books and so much more.

Every year our Annual Fund telephone representatives contact selected constituents to raise money for special projects. This might include the development of a lab for a particular major, enhancing the facilities for Athletics or to assist the Alumni Association with membership drives, just to name a few.

You can specify what area you would like your contribution to support. Many individuals find that they have a strong connection to a department or a particular area of interest and therefore designate their gift to a college, department or program. Academic units include the College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration and Public Policy, College of Education, College of Extended and International Education, College of Health, Human Services and Nursing, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, as well as the University Library and Athletics.

Other individuals may choose to support the university in general by giving an unrestricted gift to the area of greatest need. No matter how you choose to designate your support, please know that your contributions are critical to the success of current and future students.

Contact Us

For more information about where to designate your gift, please contact the Office of Development by email at giving@csudh.eduor call (310) 243-2182.