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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 2018-19:

  • Auxiliaries managed $5 billion, representing 24 percent of the CSU’s $20.6 billion combined total assets.
  • Auxiliary revenues reached $2 billion, representing 17 percent of the $11.6 billion combined total revenues.
  • $630.6 million, 23 percent of the $2.8 billion combined total of contracts and grants revenues, was managed by auxiliaries.

For more information about CSU auxiliaries, visit calstate.edu/csu-system/auxiliary-organizations/.


Philanthropic Support​​

In 2018-19, philanthropic support for the CSU reached all-time highs. The university received nearly $570 million in gift commitments and over $370 million in gift receipts from more than 268,000 individual donors—all three figures surpassing previous records. This powerful support is a testament to the confidence that donors have in the CSU to propel the state of California forward and create positive change in our communities.

In 201​​​8-19:

  • Gifts from individuals totaled $157 million from 268,108 individual donors.
  • ​Alumni donors numbered 90,303. Gifts from alumni made up 40 percent of individual giving, with $64 million in contributions.
  • Gifts from organizations totaled $213.7 million, including $114 million from foundations.
  • $64.6 million from corporations, including 2,521 matching gifts, were received.
  • Donors contributed more than $370 million in charitable gift receipts—cash, securities, in-kind contributions, irrevocable future commitments and private charitable grants.
  • Total endowment market value reached $1.8 billion universitywide, another all-time high.​