Cal State East Bay has been calling donors and alumni and requesting their support since 2006. In 2013, the University hired Cal State East Bay students as the best ambassadors to get in touch with our alumni, parents and friends. In 2014, the Pioneer Connections Team was developed with the goal of outreach and fundraising to build a more supportive and engaged university community.

Who is the Pioneer Connections Team ?

The Pioneer Connections Team is a group of students who are pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of majors at Cal State East Bay. Meet the Team.

What does the Pioneer Connections Team do?

Our student employees call our alumni, parents, and friends to reconnect them with the University. Callers want to know all about your experience with Cal State East Bay (or Cal State Hayward as you may call it). They are happy to share their experience as a Pioneer and give you an update of news and events at the University. They will ask for your support of academic programs, scholarships, and initiatives that benefit CSU East Bay students.

What you can expect

You can expect a courteous call and an interesting conversation. If you choose to support the university, your credit card gift will be verified by a supervisor. You will receive a pledge reminder within a few days. Your quick response helps the University increase opportunities and maximizes the student experience this quarter.

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact Katie Carpenter, Annual Giving Coordinator, at 510-885-4378 or katie.carpenter@csueastbay.edu, regarding any suggestions.

When you will hear from us

Students will call Tuesday through Thursday evenings from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Sundays from 1:00pm-4:30pm and 4:30pm-7:30pm. If we reach you at an inconvenient time, we are happy to call back—just let us know!

Starting in 2014, the Pioneer Connections Team will call year-round.

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