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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. 


Campaign  Themes 

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


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


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


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 

President Morishita and Provost Inch

Building CORE

Inspired by students, a new heart of collaborative learning will at Cal State East Bay.Read More

Portrait of Sohail Alamkhei

The Power of a Scholarship

Sohail Alamkhel says the opportunity given to him is a responsibility.Read More

Portrait of Leona Tang

In Her Footsteps

Alumna Leona Tang wants more first-generation students to know the possibilities of a business 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

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

Silver Sponsors

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

Richard and Sue
CarsonMarvin and Susan Remmich
University Village Investors, LLC
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
Debbie Chaw
John and Jodie Hunter
Janet Owen
Susan Wageman
Edward Inch
Hank and Nancy Salvo