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Parent Philanthropy

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.

Giving Priorities

  • Ensure that all students have access to the resources needed to focus on education and success at Cal Poly.

  • Support students who demonstrate financial need in attending and participating in a variety of opportunities that could aid their career exploration.

  • Ensure that all students have access to high-quality professional coaching and career advising.

  • Ensure that all students have access to sexual assault prevention and education resources.

Program Leaderboard
Wow! These giving areas are in the lead by amount of dollars raised!
Rank Fund / Area of Giving Raised
1 College of Engineering $63,175.00
2 Architecture and Environmental Design $59,310.09
3 Orfalea College of Business $35,200.00
4 Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences $33,834.00
5 College of Science & Mathematics $27,134.00
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