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Give to what you love most at Cal Poly. With every gift made, it is you who decides how it will be put to use. Whether it's supporting a specific college or department, faculty-student research, Student Affairs, student scholarship or your favorite Mustang Athletics team, your gift can be directed to any area of campus that matters most to you. Please consider making a gift today and help shape the future of Learn by Doing at Cal Poly for generations to come. 

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Cal Poly Crowdfunding

View and support a variety of ambitious student-led organizations, projects and initiatives on Cal Poly's campus.

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Making an Impact Through Matching Gifts

Meet the amazing alumni donors who chose to double their impact through matching gifts during Poly Gives 2024. 

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Kennedy Library Transformation

Support the renovation of Kennedy Library to build more inclusive and collaborative spaces for the Cal Poly community and beyond!

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Alumni Impact

Our alumni can be found everywhere in the world making a difference, giving back, and having an impact on their communities. Learn how you can get involved through the Cal Poly Alumni Association, and consider making a gift to your alma mater today.

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Parent and Family Giving

Through Parent and Family Giving, Cal Poly Parents create opportunities for outstanding hands-on education, directly enhancing the student experience and helping Cal Poly provide unparalleled Learn by Doing.

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Planned Giving

When you include Cal Poly in your estate plan, you help ensure that our distinctive, hands-on educational experience will be available to students for generations to come. Learn more or get started today.

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Give to a Scholarship

By establishing or supporting a scholarship, you have the chance to affect transformational change in the life of a student, and sometimes, the trajectory of entire families — for generations to come.

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Giving Stories

Cal Poly Noyce School of Applied Computing Announces Transformational $60 Million Gift from The Robert N. Noyce Trust

The first interdisciplinary school of its kind at Cal Poly, the Noyce School of Applied Computing combines three departments — Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Software Engineering, and Computer Engineering — with Statistics joining as an affiliate. 

Alumnus Sponsors Gift to the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic for Poly Gives

This Poly Gives, accounting alumnus Steve McCann (Business Administration, ’96) is sponsoring a $5,000 match to the Cal Poly Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC).

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Richard Boberg

Rich Boberg (Electronic Engineering,‘70) has offered to match gifts to the Cal Poly Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, dollar-for-dollar up to $18,000 for this years Poly Gives.

Dathe Family Student Project Center Expands Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing Legacy Beyond the Hangar

This Poly Gives, Bob & Carlotta Dathe will match gifts up to $35,000 for those who support the Dathe Family Student Project Center!