University Advancement

Welcome to University Advancement: 

Philanthropy at Cal State LA is vitally important and has proven to be even more transformational during the past year of the pandemic.  Our students, faculty, and staff have benefitted from the support of individual donors as well as the philanthropic gifts from corporations and foundations.  Cal State LA continues to serve students who reflect the diversity and demographic of greater Los Angeles, and is recognized as the premier comprehensive university in greater Los Angeles.

Ranked #1 in the United States for upward mobility, Cal State LA continues to shape the future of our country and our world. 

Together with alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and students, you make a powerful impact.  Thanks to you, in the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2021, we raised more than $10 million, which generated scholarships, research opportunities, and state of the art facilities that enable our students to achieve their goals.

With your help, we will continue to grow and shape the lives of our students.  I invite you to explore our website to learn about the ways you can engage and support Cal State LA.

Thank you for your support.

Janet Schellhase Dial
Vice President for University Advancement

Cal State LA + You

Your support is essential in continuing Cal State LA’s legacy of academic distinction. When you give to Cal State LA, you contribute to an educational experience that prepares our students to be successful global citizens. Whether you feel inspired to give back, or you care deeply about a particular area of the university, your gift enables us to continue pushing boundaries.