Donors can contribute to the newest and most impactful projects led by Cal Poly Pomona students by helping to fund the immediate needs of programs and resources during the Bronco Launchpad campaign.
For the next two weeks (Oct. 19 to Oct. 30), donors can provide as little as $10 to help students enhance their academic experience, including helping the student-run publication, The Poly Post, bring breaking news directly to their audience’s fingertips, assisting students working to build a space rocket, and kickstarting a mentoring program for young women in engineering.
“Bronco Launchpad is helping us fund an urgent project we hope to complete this fall,” said Jason Turcotte, associate professor of communication and The Poly Post advisor. “With the help of generous donors, we can launch a mobile app that will preserve the CPP community, even when we are away from campus. The app development will also provide an invaluable, learn-by-doing experience for our staff of student journalists.”
Bronco Launchpad supporters can view descriptions of each project and the giving levels that will help students, faculty, and staff make their projects a reality. Giving levels vary in amounts and each make a huge difference for the projects:
- $10: provides an e-book through the Virtual Library Fund for a student to access an essential material needed during remote learning.
- $20: provides one bag of food and personal hygiene items for a student through a no contact, curbside pickup service from the Poly Pantry.
- $100: provides a scholarship recipient with the ability to purchase an external hard drive to back-up their portfolio and work. The new B.L.A.C.K. in L.A scholarship will encourage students from diverse and/or socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue a career in landscape architecture.
- $250: contributes to a commercial-grade refrigerator for the new Rose Float Lab, allowing them to save on catering costs and feed the masses during volunteer events.
- $1,000: contributes to supporting 10 students in the Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) program with a Bronco Bucks stipend they can use for books, meals and supplies.
“Our main goal is to give Broncos a direct link to community members and to highlight some of the exciting projects our donors have never seen before,” said Catherine Quirk, director of Leadership and Annual Giving. “This is different than any crowdfunding we have done because we are giving potential donors a peek ‘under the hood’ at projects in progress so they can see the specific way their dollars will have an impact and help students and staff reach their goals.”
Browse all campaigns and donate or help support campaigns by posting to social media. Cal Poly Pomona crowdfunding was kickstarted in 2019 to open more opportunities for the community to directly support student organizations, scholarships and initiatives. Contact the Annual Fund at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.