The countdown has started on the fourth annual 36-hour Build the Future campaign that will begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct 4.
Cal Poly Pomona alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends are encouraged to make an online gift to the designated area of their choice. The campaign will end at 9 p.m. on Oct. 5 and aims to raise $82,000 for university programs.
“The first three years of this campaign have been amazing and inspiring,” says Kayhan Ahmadi, director of Leadership Annual Giving. “Our donors have shown tremendous support for our students and our theme this year is to show the impact they have made on student lives. It’s time for the Bronco family to come together.”
Cal Poly Pomona is a state-assisted institution, and gifts from donors support vital learning opportunities for students. In the 2015-16 academic year, 5,763 donors made contributions to the university.
During the 36 hours, gifts to the Veterans Resource Center will be matched by John Patrick Joyce (’73, history). Michele Gendreau (’83, hotel restaurant management) will match the first $10,000 raised for the Rose Float lab. Gifts to Renaissance Scholars also will be matched dollar for dollar. The full list of matching funds and donors is available at https://buildthefuture.cpp.edu/matching-funds/.
The spirit of campus philanthropy has resonated with students. Su Yeon Kim, a McNair Scholar and member of the Student Philanthropy Club, and Marwa Mhtar created a scholarship called Emerging Scholars that will be awarded to low-income first-generation students.
“The Emerging Scholars Fund started off with the idea of Broncos helping fellow Broncos, and we believe all students can get involved in this initiative,” says Kim, a senior majoring in biology with a zoology option. “The 36-hour campaign is a great opportunity to help support low-income, first-generation college students in their academic success at Cal Poly Pomona by donating to the Emerging Scholars Fund.”
Gifts can be made to any university department or program or the areas of greatest need. There is no maximum gift amount, and donations are tax deductible.
Last year’s Build the Future campaign goal was $77,000, and the campaign raised 19 percent above its goal.
To make a gift or to get more information, visit www.cpp.edu/buildthefuture or call (909) 869-4231.