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Auxiliaries & Philanthropic Support

Auxiliary Organizations​

Auxiliary organizations are entrepreneurial and service-oriented, providing a wide array of support services, programs and facilities that further the educational mission of the CSU. Approximately 90 self-supporting auxiliary organizations operate without State General Fund money and are organized on each campus as separate legal entities.

In 2017-18:

  • Auxiliaries managed $4.8 billion, representing 24 percent of the CSU’s $19.5 billion combined total assets.
  • Auxiliary revenues reached $2 billion, representing 17 percent of the $11.7 billion combined total revenues.
  • Auxiliaries managed $586.2 million, representing 22 percent of the $2.7 billion combined total contracts and grants revenues.

For more information about CSU auxiliaries, visit auxiliary.calstate.edu​.


Philanthropic Support​​

This past year, donors continued to grow the lasting impact of philanthropic support to the university. Over $482 million in charitable gift commitments support systemwide and campus efforts committed to transforming lives through inclusion, education and opportunity.

In 201​​​7-18:

  • Gifts from individuals totaled $151 million from 261,874 individual donors.
  • ​Alumni donors numbered 93,672. Gifts from alumni made up 41 percent of individual giving, with $62 million in contributions.
  • Gifts from organizations totaled $158.2 million, including $63.5 million from foundations.
  • $64.4 million from corporations, including 2,626 matching gifts, were received.
  • Donors contributed more than $309 million in charitable gift receipts – cash, securities, in-kind contributions, irrevocable future commitments and private charitable grants.
  • Total endowment market value reached $1.7 billion systemwide.​