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Pioneer alumni—whether you graduated from CSU Hayward, Cal State East Bay or an earlier campus name—show their support of their alma mater through investment in today’s students. Here are some ways our alumni choose to give to the university:

Annual Giving

Alumni have an opportunity to support their favorite programs several times throughout the year—during Giving Tuesday, through the envelope in your copy of East Bay Magazine, a direct appeal by email or mail, or simply by making a gift online through our secured online form.

And, if your phone rings with a caller ID of 510-885-3000, it may just be one of our students from the Calling Center reaching out to you. 

Alumni who work for Cal State East Bay can contribute through payroll deduction.

Matching Gifts

Does your employer make your gift twice as nice? Many companies match their employees’ charitable contributions on a dollar-for-dollar or more basis. Check today to see if your employer or that of a family member matches your gift to Cal State East Bay. 

Leaving a legacy

Alumni can make a planned or estate gift, designating the program of their choice and making an impact on students and the campus long past their lifetime.

Corporate and Foundation Support

Many alumni lead companies and hold key volunteer positions on boards for organizations whose missions align with Cal State East Bay. 


Alumni are invited to volunteer their time, talents and expertise to support students, fellow alumni, nonprofit partners, and the university.

Alumni can directly support their favorite department or program on campus. Check our staff list to connect with the Cal State East Bay development director who can specifically help you.