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Getting Involved

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. Please see our university-wide priorities to support your favorite college, department or program, or for ideas about where your gift can make a difference.

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

Here are some other ways our alumni choose to give to the university:

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. Learn more about hows corporations and foundations can support 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.