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About the Student Philanthropy Council

The Student Philanthropy Council was created to foster a campuswide culture of philanthropy.

Our mission is to educate Cal Poly students about the significance of private giving, which makes our Learn by Doing education possible, and to show students that it is never too soon to make an impact on campus.

The SPC also heads fundraising for the Senior Class Gift, an opportunity for seniors to celebrate their time at Cal Poly and pay it forward to the next generation of Cal Poly students.

The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) provides opportunities for students to:

  • Explore and apply majors − through social media marketing, event planning, graphic communications, communications, journalism and more!
  • Create − by recognizing and developing new ways to spread the word about philanthropy and sharing and developing ideas as a team.
  • Network − by developing connections with alumni and across campus.
  • Make an impact.


The Student Philanthropy Council was founded in 2008 by six students. In 2009, it helped facilitate the 2009 Senior Class Gift − a bike rack installed at Campus Market. In 2010 and 2011, the SPC brought Days of Philanthropy to Cal Poly, educating students about the eye-opening generosity of Cal Poly alumni and friends.

Learn More About Cal Poly Campus Philanthropy

As students at Cal Poly, we experience all that makes our university special. We learn from great teachers, take advantage of innovative Learn by Doing programs and experience education in state-of-the-art facilities.

All gifts to Cal Poly are important and make a difference in our university experience!  Learn more about the spirit of philanthropy on Cal Poly’s campus here.

Join Us

SPC is currently looking for more members! We would love to have you join us!  Meetings are every Monday, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in UU 216. You can complete the membership application here.

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