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Parent Giving

Learn by Doing was born at Cal Poly and will thrive here, always. This exceptional education approach requires exceptional support.

This is why Cal Poly has such a strong culture of parent giving. Our parent donors lead by example, understanding that the partnership between private and public support is critical to the high level of excellence and innovation that sets the Cal Poly student experience apart.

Gifts by our parent donors enhance all facets of the Cal Poly experience inside and outside the classroom, including scholarships, student health and wellness, Career Services, Athletics, the library and more.

Give to your student’s area of interest and have a positive impact in your student’s life through every step of their journey at Cal Poly.

Donate to the Parent Fund and provide unrestricted support to all Cal Poly undergraduates, wherever it’s needed most and with all students benefiting.

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Early Donor Challenge!
Congratulations! The Bay Area Network had the most Early Donors and has selected the campus Food Pantry to receive $1,000. The Food Pantry is an amazing resource accessible to the whole campus community.
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Greatest Participation Challenge
The Bay Area/Nor Cal Network ended Poly Gives with the most donors in each of the timed challenges (Early Donor, 9 - 5 and Night Owl) and in overall Participation. Their fund of choice -- the Food Pantry -- will received $5,000! The Food Pantry is a wonderful resource, open to the whole campus community.
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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9 - 5 Challenge
The alumni network to get the most unique donors between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. unlocks $1,000 to the fund of their choice!
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Night Owl Challenge
Can't sleep? The alumni network with the most unique gifts after 8 pm will receive $1,000 to the area of their choosing!
Indicate the Alumni Network (Region) you are part of:
Rank Answer Donors
1 Bay Area/Nor Cal (CA) 123
2 Southern California (CA) 76
3 Out of State 64
4 Central Coast (CA) 34
5 Central Valley (CA) 24
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Giving Leaderboard
Follow which college, unit or area leads the way with giving!
Rank Department Raised
1 Engineering (CENG) $47,091.00
2 Agriculture Food & Environmental Sciences (CAFES) $33,470.00
3 Orfalea College of Business (OCOB) $24,145.00
4 Liberal Arts (CLA) $18,346.00
5 Scholarships $12,680.00
6 Architecture & Environmental Design (CAED) $12,545.00
7 Science & Mathematics (COSAM) $12,195.00
8 Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship $9,885.00
9 Cal Poly Cares $8,580.00
10 Athletics $4,950.00
11 Alumni Association $4,150.00
12 Student Affairs $2,830.00
13 Parent Giving $2,825.00
14 Cal Poly Cat Program $1,385.00
15 Poly Reps Support Fund $1,335.00
16 International Programs $1,000.00
17 Black Academic Excellence Center $705.17
18 Supporting Black Students $670.00
19 Kennedy Library $555.00
20 Pride Center $450.00
21 Cross Cultural Center $380.00
22 Spur Change Projects $110.00
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