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The Campaign for Cal State East Bay

About the  Campaign 

Rising in the East: The Campaign for Cal State East Bay is the most ambitious, comprehensive fundraising campaign in the university's distinguished 60-year history. The capital raised will be used to modernize our campuses, further strengthen our faculty, reinforce existing programs and launch new ones, expand learning opportunities and enhance our diverse student population through scholarships. This is your opportunity to help drive innovation and make a visible, transformative impact on lives, not just at the university, but also in the communities we serve through educating tomorrow's leaders. 

RAISED OF
$60M GOAL

Campaign  Themes 

A student in a black Cal State East Bay sweatshirt reads a book

PEOPLE

People are the core of our university: students, faculty and staff, as well as our engaged alumni. A key priority of the campaign is the strengthen this most valuable asset. Our goals are to increase dramatically the number of scholarships, paid internships and real-world opportunities available to help develop more deserving students into community leaders. We are equally intent on attracting, retaining and developing first-rate educators and forward-thinking administrators, and providing them with the resources necessary to be successful.

Brian Perry looks at a petri dish of fungus

PLACE

Cal State East Bay is a tale of two places. There's the actual place, so dear to the hearts and resonant in the memories of so many alumni. And there's the imagined place, the possibility of what our campuses could be. The campaign will focus on making the latter a reality — developing 21st century, technology-powered facilities in which succeeding generations of students will create their own memorable experiences.

A woman in a red shirt stares off into the distance

PURPOSE

Our purpose as a university extends far beyond our classrooms and campuses, into the communities from which our students come and to which they return as leaders and role models. Our purpose is quite simply to serve the greater good through education. The more we can help students of modest means achieve lives of greater means, the better our economy and the stronger our communities will be. This campaign will provide students with opportunities and resources that motivate them to solve real-world problems, champion social justice and build community. By giving to this university, you are benefiting the people of the East Bay and beyond.

Campaign  Stories 

Rich Robbins at Wareham Development office

Action for STEM

Rich Robbins of Wareham Development wants sustained support of the Institute for STEM Education.Read More

Rising in the East campaign logo

Have You Planned Your Legacy?

Cal State East Bay has launched a new planned giving website. Read More

Brenda Brown stands in the CSUEB food pantry

The Indomitable Spirit of Brenda Brown

The Pioneers for H.O.P.E. program, which supports students coping with homelessness and food insecurity, helped Brenda Brown stay in school and earn her degree. Read More

60th Anniversary Sponsors

Cal State East Bay thanks each of our sponsors for their generous support of the Rising in the East gala, enabling the university to announce its first-ever comprehensive campaign and ensure a future of opportunities for our students, faculty, and the region at large. 

Diamond Sponsor

Fremont Bank

Platinum Sponsors

Aramark     Kaiser      Wells Fargo      Evelyn and John Dilsaver

Gold Sponsors

ASI     UBS    CSUEB Alumni Association    Follett    Herf Jones

Jack and Susan Acosta Cal State East Bay
Educational Foundation
California State University,
East Bay Foundation, Inc. 
Leroy and Barbara Morishita
Anonymous

Silver Sponsors

Vavrinek, Trine, Day & Company, LLP     MacKenzie Communications     U.S. Bank     Union Bank     DPR Construction

Richard and Sue Carson Marvin and Susan Remmich University Village Investors, LLC
GradImages Rich and Susan Sherratt

Bronze Sponsors

Jeff Bliss
John and Melinda Hall Jim and Kim Klescewski James and Jeannine Songey
Kathleen Brady
Tanya and Al Hauck Fa'aalu Lealaimatafao TransMetro
Debbie Chaw John and Jodie Hunter Janet Owen Susan Wageman
Edward Inch Hank and Nancy Salvo