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Frequently Asked Questions


What is Annual Giving?

Under the Division of University Advancement, and the Office of Philanthropic Giving, the Office of Annual Giving seeks philanthropic support for California State University, San Bernardino by nurturing long-term relationships with CSUSB alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends. Less than 30 percent of the university’s general budget is provided by the state, so private support is imperative.

Annual Giving Components:

  • Coyote Proud Fund
  • Faculty and Staff Giving
  • Leadership Giving
  • Giving Tuesday CSUSB
  • Coyote Crowdfunding
  • Online Giving Options
What is the Coyote Proud Fund?

The Coyote Proud Fund energizes and engages the CSUSB family of students, parents, and alumni to give back to the university while creating a culture of philanthropy on campus and in the greater community. The call center is staffed with up to 15 student philanthropy callers that are eager to connect with you.

Where does my gift to the Coyote Proud Fund go?

Gifts make a significant difference in the lives of students. Your gift may provide classroom and laboratory technology, library materials and acquisitions, funding for faculty and student research, or special campus projects, scholarships and allows us to take advantage of unique opportunities as they arise.

Can I give to a specific department or program?

Yes. You may choose to designate your gift to a specific department or program. Simply select or write in your designation of choice when completing the gift form.

How can I give to CSUSB?

You may give to CSUSB in various ways, visit the “Give to CSUSB” page for a full explanation. However, the most popular way to give is online, mail, or over the phone.


California State University, San Bernardino
Office of Annual Giving
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92346

Telephone: (909) 537-5455

Walk-in: Chaparral Hall 114

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I received a reminder for a pledge that I did not make.  What should I do?

Although our student callers do an exceptional job in our calling center, they make over 45,000 calls each year and a slight possibility exists for miscommunication along the way. If you receive a reminder for a pledge that you do not remember making or for one that you have already paid, please contact us at (909) 537-5455 and we will be happy to make any necessary corrections for you and answer any questions you might have.

How do I found out if my company can match my support to CSUSB?

Many companies will match the gifts of current and retired employees made to non-profit institutions like Cal State San Bernardino. In many cases, you can double or even triple the impact that your gift will have for the university by filling out a simple form. Please contact your Human Resources department to learn about your company’s matching gift opportunities and to obtain a form.

Who do I contact if I want to be added to the calling or mailing list?

Contact the Office of Annual Giving at or (909) 537-5455 during normal business hours.