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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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Student in the Food Pantry

Cal Poly Spur Change

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

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A student worker at the Cal Poly Cat Program's on-campus shelter.

Cal Poly Cat Program

The Cal Poly Cat Program consists of students, faculty, staff and community members who care about the health and happiness of both feral and domesticated cats, and have helped to place more than 3,000 cats and kittens into caring homes.

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Club Sports soccer team

club Sports

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

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Meet Zack Smith

Zack Smith is Cal Poly’s vice president for University Development and Alumni Engagement and CEO of the Cal Poly Foundation.

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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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The Bartlesons with President Armstrong and Dean Thulin

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

Entrepreneurship For All

A Fresno High School and the CIE Are Increasing Educational Access for Low-Income Students

A Rodeo Legend's Legacy

Cotton Rosser is credited with helping to establish the annual Poly Royal Rodeo event at Cal Poly. The $5 million Cotton Rosser Rodeo Endowment honors his distinguished dedication to the sport while supporting the future of the Cal Poly Rodeo program.

From The Gridiron To The C-Suite

CEO Manvir Sandhu’s Love of Football Helped Pave Way For His Success

Thank You for the Music

Family and friends remember Professor Emeritus John Russell with a scholarship endowment.