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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. 
Bar graph showing $66 million raised of $60 million goal.

Campaign  Themes 

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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.

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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.

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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 

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A New Heart of Campus

Cal State East Bay's CORE building will be more than a study space. Read More

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Cal State East Bay Raises $20M

Total number of donors increases 57 percent, making 2017-18 university’s largest philanthropic year to date. Read More

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Fulfilling Our Promise

Since launching Rising in the East: The Campaign for Cal State East Bay, the university has raised $24.9 million toward its “purpose.”Read More