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The latest online edition of CLA's Impact Magazine

2020-21 Giving Back



A numerical look at donations to the College of Liberal Arts

From July 2020 to June 2021, the college received


› $1,247,722

in new gift commitments from

› 1,433

annual donors to CLA


Donors to CLA were

  • 47% alumni
  • 26% Cal Poly families
  • 27% other generous friends and organizations


› 370 loyal donors

gave for 10 or more years consecutively, including 104 who have given for more than 25 years


› 82% of gifts

are from donations under $1,000


The College of Liberal Arts’ total endowment


Endowment payouts during fiscal year 2020-21


Enabling Excellence

Annual gifts from donors and alumni enable the College of Liberal Arts and its departments to provide timely support for Learn by Doing projects and extracurricular programs, and the CLA endowment generates lasting income. Together, these funds allow the college to sustain the margin of excellence Cal Poly students and alumni expect and deserve.

Dean's Advisory Council

Special thanks to members of the Dean’s Advisory Council for their contributions to the College of Liberal Arts.

Donate Online

To learn more about CLA initiatives, contact:

Philip Williams, Dean


Adam Jarman, Assistant Dean for Development


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