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Faculty & Staff Giving


As Cal State East Bay faculty, staff, emeriti, and retirees, we care about our institution. We take great pride in the job that we do - preparing our more than 15,000 students as leaders for our region, California, and beyond. Access to a college education requires more than dedicated faculty and staff – it requires a financial investment in scholarships, technology, and capital maintenance.

The annual Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign is another way you can support Cal State East Bay. Giving to our university is an opportunity to make a true statement, and your contribution to this campaign shows your belief in the value of the education we provide, inside the classroom and beyond.

Together with the contributions of alumni and friends of East Bay, your gifts make a significant impact for the students we see on campus every day.  Your support helps bolster key university initiatives and shows our external community that those who know East Bay best, its employees, support the university with both their time, talent and treasure.

To participate in the campaign, you can donate to your department, college, or program that matters most to you. Or, you can support the university's greatest priorities, possibilities, and potential by making a gift to The Pioneer Leadership Fund. Your participation, at any level, helps students at East Bay.


Early Bird Incentive

All faculty and staff donors who give by February 20, 2019, will be invited to the annual Faculty and Staff Donor Appreciation Lunch to be held on March 4, 2019.

Department Incentives

All departments that achieve 100% participation by giving through payroll deduction or an outright gift by May 30, 2019, will receive a team lunch!

Make a Gift Today

Last year, over 215 faculty and staff donors at Cal State East Bay raised over $148,000 for student scholarships, support resources, and academic programs. These funds have made a profound difference to students in financial distress who are struggling to stay in school.

There are several ways you can make a gift during the Faculty and Staff Giving Campaign.

  1. Set Up a Payroll Deduction

    When you sign up for payroll deduction, you can indicate the amount you would like to automatically deduct from each paycheck, the start date and where your support should be designated.

  2. Give Online

    By visiting the online donation form, you can make a one-time gift today for this year’s Faculty and Staff Campaign.

  3. Send a Check

    If you prefer to send a check, you can mail it or deliver it to the Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving Office in SA 4800.

  4. Make a Pledge

    Print out a pledge form to make a pledge now and fulfill it later.

All faculty and staff who give by February 20, 2019, will be invited to the annual Faculty and Staff Donor Appreciation Lunch on March 4.

The Power of Payroll Deduction

Payroll deduction contributions quickly add up to a substantial gift. For example, a donation as small as $12.50 per month grows to $150 per year. Imagine the collective difference this could make in the lives of East Bay students if every member of the faculty and staff supported the university through Payroll Deduction.  The chart below serves as a quick reference guide to how you can maximize your giving to the University through your payroll deduction pledge.

 Determine the amount per pay period based on your total annual gift.

Annual Contribution Deduction Per Pay Period
$2,500.00 $208.33
$1,500.00 $125.00
$1,000.00 $83.33
$500.00 $41.67
$400.00 $33.33
$300.00 $25.00
$200.00 $16.67
$100.00 $8.33
$60.00 $5.00

For more information on ideas and options for giving at Cal State East Bay, please contact:
Richard Watters, Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving at 5-3847 or

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