Friends

Cal State East Bay — from its inception as the State College for Alameda County in 1957 — has long garnered the support of champions for higher education in the region. Whether it's a commitment to growing the East Bay’s workforce or ensuring that our communities are strong from within, friends of the university support in many ways, including: 

Annual Giving

Support your 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. 

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 matches your gift to Cal State East Bay. 

Corporate and Foundation Support

Many regional leaders head companies and hold key volunteer positions on boards for organizations whose missions align with Cal State East Bay. Your investment in the university can be a catalyst for change across the region. 

Other ways to give include providing for the university in a planned or estate gift, donating gifts-in-kind or gifts of securities. 


Directly support your 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.