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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. 

Support Student and Campus Crowdfunding Projects

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Cal Poly Spur Change

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

View and Support Cal Poly Spur Change Projects

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Mustang HOliday Gift Drive

Support local children and families in need this holiday season by donating money to help fund specific gift requests.

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club Sports

Assist in providing our club sports teams with everything they need to ride high during their seasons.

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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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Alumni Events

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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

Big Picture Philanthropy

In the 1990s David Aaker literally wrote the book on modern marketing and its strategic value. Now, he’s turning his attention toward making an impact on Cal Poly students from underserved backgrounds.

Supporting the Mustang Family One Dream at a Time

The Kostalnick family has found a way to give back to the Cal Poly community they call home.

CAFES Learn by Doing Endowment

Funding for the Future of Learning: In 2009, 11 innovative industry leaders and philanthropists came together to form the Learn by Doing Endowment to support the college’s renowned tradition of excellence.

KCPR: A Cal Poly Institution

Alum Len Filomeo, former Chief Engineer for KCPR, offers his thoughts on his time at KCPR and why he continues to support the station.