As we develop programs responding to the needs of our campus, we look to donors like you for support. You are an important partner in keeping California State University, Bakersfield a quality educational institution and an outstanding resource for our community. Your generosity creates opportunities for teaching, learning, and service that would not otherwise be possible - benefiting all aspects of university life and adding value to the CSUB degree.

Ways of Making a Gift to CSUB

Gifts to CSUB may be made as unrestricted support or as restricted support for a purpose you designate. Your gift may be spent on current programs or may be placed in an endowment to ensure funding in perpetuity. However you choose to give, you can be assured that your philanthropy will help secure the future of our great institution.

You can give now through our secure online gift form, or read the following list of the ways you can support CSUB's students, teaching, research, and community programs.

Click the gift type below to learn more.

Gifts of Cash, Check or Credit Card

These are the easiest and most direct ways to give to CSUB and are deductible for individuals who itemize their federal tax returns. Alumni, parents, friends and corporations can participate in the CSUB FUND with this type of renewable gifts. By giving a gift of cash, you can enjoy seeing the immediate results of your generosity to CSUB. Your gift by cash, check or credit card can be applied to one-time gifts or pledge payments. Checks should be made payable to the CSUB Foundation. The Foundation also accepts VISA and MasterCard.

Gifts of Stock or Real Estate

Gifts of stock and real estate are excellent ways to maximize the value of your gift as the full market value is tax deductible and, in most cases, the capital gains tax that would be paid if the assets were sold would be avoided. Securities are recorded based on the mean market value of the stock on the date of gift, which is determined by the date the donor relinquishes control of the stock. Securities can be transferred directly from your brokerage account to the university's account. For gifts of real estate or stock in privately held corporations, please contact the advancement office.

Life Income Gifts/Planned Gifts

Planned gifts bring financial benefits to you, your family and the university. Gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts and other vehicles can provide increased income, a current income tax deduction and a reduction of capital gains taxes.


Donors may wish to ensure their legacy by including CSUB in their will or living trust. Bequest gifts can be made as a specific dollar amount or as a percentage of the residue of the estate. Suggested language is as follows: “I give [________% of my estate] or [the residue of my estate] or [___% of the residue of my estate] or [$________] to California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) Foundation, a non-profit corporation, for the benefit of (designation).” CSUB is located at 9001 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA 93311-1099.

Matching Gift Opportunities

Another method of increasing your gifts to the institution is through a corporate matching gift. As a benefit to its employees, many companies “match” charitable donations to certain types of organizations, such as universities. You must contact your employer's personnel office for the details of your company's program and to obtain matching gift application forms.

Gift to Agency Reports (Form 801 Disclosures)

When a donor makes a financial gift to the institution that will benefit a specific individual or individuals so that they may fulfill official university business, California Form 801 (Gift to Agency Report) must be generated and publicly posted.

California Fair Political Practice Commission (FPPC) Form 801 - Gift to Agency