Give to PDC
I'd like to personally thank you for visiting our website and for inquiring about making a donation to the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus.
As I am sure you are aware, funding from the State of California is not enough to meet the needs of a growing campus such as ours. That is why we must rely on generous people such as you to help support student scholarships, building enhancements and much more.
Over a third of the residents in the Coachella Valley live in economically disadvantaged households. Most of the students pursuing degrees on the Palm Desert Campus simply do not have the financial resources necessary to complete their college educations without a financial helping hand. Please consider giving a gift to the Palm Desert Campus Scholarship Fund or establishing a scholarship in your name or the name of someone you'd like to honor.
When you give to Palm Desert Campus...
Your gift can help educate a future business leader, a nurse educator, an eminent psychologist, a teacher who wins the National Teacher of the Year award or a Pulitzer prize-winning author.
You can choose to support student scholarships, the building campaign, our nursing programs, our library and technology services or one of PDC’s other endeavors. Just remember, your support is playing a very important role in this campus’ growth.
If you want more detailed information regarding PDC’s most critical needs, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 341-2883 ext. 78101.
You can also mail a check to:
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
Thank you very much.
Fred E. Jandt, Dean
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
$5 million or more
- H. N. & Frances C. Berger Foundation
- City of Indian Wells
- City of Palm Desert
$1 million to $4,999,999
- Annenberg Foundation
- City of Rancho Mirage
- City of Palm Springs
- Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation
- Florence Rigdon
- Desert Healthcare District
- City of La Quinta
- R. D. & Joan Dale Hubbard Foundation
- Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation
$500,000 to $999,000
- Al Berry & Ed Meacham
- City of Desert Hot Springs
- City of Indio
- Philip E. & Helene A. Hixon
- California Wellness Foundation
$100,000 to $499,000
- Frank Goodman
- Ron & Jane Gother
- Jean Hahn Hardy
- Robert & Jo R. Pond
- Charles & Priscilla Porter
- City of Coachella
- City of Cathedral City
- County of Riverside
- Mike & Ann Marix
- The Webb Foundation
- Donald and Willie Tykeson
- Eisenhower Medical Center
- John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital
- Desert Regional Medical Center
- Regional Access Project Foundation
- Mrs. Stephen W. (Catharine) Briggs, Jr.
- Betty Barker
$50,000 to $99,000
- Southern California Edison
- Palm Desert National Bank
- BIGHORN Properties
- The Desert Sun
- Jim & Jackie Lee Houston
- JoAnn McGrath
- Irene W. & Guy L. Anderson Children's Foundation
- Lewis Rosenberg
$10,000 to $49,000
- Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians
- Jean C. Carrus
- College of the Desert Foundation
- Sirpuhe & John Conte Foundation
- Desert Springs Marriott
- Guy Evans, Inc.
- Peter & Susan Friedes
- C. S. Heinz Foundation
- The Ingster Family Foundation
- Anita B. & Howard S. Richmond Foundation
- Soroptimist International of Palm Desert
- Swinerton Builders
- Union Bank of California
- Valley Partners
- Peter Wilson & Linda Rodgers**
- Earl Greenberg & David Peet
- Josephine Lombardo
- The Palm Desert-Indian Wells Women's Club
- Roderick Hendry
- Southern California Gas Company
- US Bank
- California Foundation for Stronger Communities
- Anne N. Walther, Inc.
$5,000 to $9,999
- Ambassador & Mrs. Walter Annenberg
- Canyon National Bank
- Cynthia Flores**
- Ward & Pat Fredericks
- In-N-Out Burger
- Lund & Guttry
- Mr. & Mrs. William Tennity
- Toscana Country Club
- Unicars Honda/Andreas & Abby Mozoras
- Abraham Zakar
- Mike Ingster
- Richard & Janice Oliphant
- Development Management Group, Inc.
- Robin Combs Rosenberg
- Justin and Jeane Hilb
- Desert Oasis Healthcare
- Kaiser Permanente
- Jody Parker
- Harold Matzner
$2000 to $4,999
- Carol Adney**
- Howard & Harriett Bernstein
- Mrs. George "Dorothy" Goldstein
- Ned & Margaret Good
- Jim & Gail Gray***
- Ron Gregory Associates
- Dale & Patti Gribow
- Mr. & Mrs. Tom Hagood
- Herbert Hezlep III
- Fred E. Jandt**
- Mr. & Mrs. Carl Karcher
- Dr. & Mrs. Albert Karnig**
- William & Paula Kroonen
- Gladys Lazarus
- Learning in Retirement Program
- Lee & Liu Burkhart
- Rick Lillie**
- Jay & Vicki McQuillen
- Pacific Western Bank
- Gene & Carmen Poma
- Malcolm P. & Bettie Ripley
- Alvin Siteman
- Ronald & Wanda Skipper
- Mrs. Amos (Iva) Swayne
- William Walton
- Clarence R. Wicks
- Ted & Rita Williams
- Supervisor Roy Wilson
- Merrill Lynch
- The A.C. Houston Lumber Company
- Randal & Victoria Miller
- J.P. Reprographics of Palm Desert
- Crown Printers
- California Bank & Trust
- Video Depot
- Auen Foundation
- Glorious Land Company, LLC
- Dr. Carl R.V. Brown
- Mr. and Mrs. William Pitruzzelli
- Burrtec Waste Management
- Louis Fernandez
** Indicates current or former University employees
*** Indicates former CSU Trustee
As of 3/1/13
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus Golf Classic
The campus hosts an annual golf tournament every April to raise funds to support student scholarships. To play in this event or to donate to the auction, please contact Mike Singer.
Cal State University Associates
The Cal State University Associates is a premier organization of supporters of the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino.
Their mission is to advance the quality of educational opportunities for all ages by encouraging private and corporate financial support of the University for current and future needs.
Members serve as goodwill ambassadors for the campus in the community and contribute tax-deductible yearly dues of only $100/year for individuals or $150/year for couples. The majority of these dues go towards scholarships for deserving students at the campus.
In addition to helping the campus at a time of declining state support and increased costs, members receive special benefits such as free admission to many campus events as well as invitations to exclusive "members only" programs.
Associates members have enjoyed presentations by celebrated artists Jack Jones, Andy Williams and Bill Marx while attending the “An Evening with…” series which features intimate memoirs and discussions with outstanding citizens, personalities and celebrities. Academy-award winner, Stuart Sumida was one of the many presenters in the "University for a Day" series which features the very best university instructors lecturing on a variety of topics. A professor of paleontology at the San Bernardino campus, Dr. Sumida is also a consultant for Hollywood films and special effects projects.
Also, the California State Supreme Court chose to hear real cases in the campus’s Indian Wells Theater and Associates members were invited to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
To join the Cal State University Associates, or for more information, contact Mike Singer at email@example.com or (760) 341-2883 ext. 78107.
The Palm Desert Campus initiated the Brick Naming campaign to provide an opportunity for gifts which are used for small (emergency) student scholarships and other student needs.
Each donor has their name or message etched on a brick and can designate which plaza they would like to have their brick installed – either in the plaza of the Mary Stuart Rogers Gateway Building or the plaza of the Palm Desert Health Sciences Building.
Please click on the link below, fill out the form and mail your check or credit card information to:
CSUSB Palm Desert Campus
37-500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
You will be allowed up to three rows of text, each line limited to 15 characters, on a 4"x 8" brick or up to six rows of text, each line limited to 15 characters, on an 8"x 8" brick.
Theater Seat Campaign
The Indian Wells Theater is a stadium-style, 300-seat theater
on the Palm Desert Campus. It was opened in November 2004.
The Palm Desert Campus initiated the Theater Seat Campaign to raise additional funds for projects, like an updated sound and lighting system and the green room. By naming a seat in the theater at a cost of $500 each, you are helping us see these projects through to completion, as well as others that emerge during the coming years.
Each donor to the Theater Seat Campaign can have his/her name engraved on a brass plaque that is permanently affixed to the arm of a theater chair, or honor or remember someone special by placing that person’s name on a chair.
Making a Different in Palm Desert Campus Students’ Lives
The Palm Desert Campus faculty and administrators are anxious
to work with individuals and organizations who wish to establish
scholarships for students.
When it comes to awarding scholarships, the more flexibility an institution such as ours has, the more likely it will be that we’ll be able to award them to students who are most deserving, or have the greatest need. Therefore, we encourage people to keep the criteria associated with the scholarship they wish to establish as general as is possible.
Administrative Costs of Maintaining Scholarships
Administering scholarships requires the cooperation of people from many departments within the University. To help defray these administrative costs, the University collects a one-time 5% administrative fee.
Types of Scholarships
Scholarships: A minimum contribution of
$5,250 enables donors to honor family, friends, organizations
or businesses with a named scholarship that provides funding
for a limited time. An expendable named scholarship is
active for as long as funding remains in the scholarship
account and is typically awarded on an annual basis.
Named Endowed Scholarships: A minimum contribution of $10,500 enables donors to honor family, friends, organizations or businesses with a named scholarship that provides scholarship funding which continues on, leaving a legacy of support in perpetuity.
Scholarships Under $5,000: While scholarships under $5,000 cannot be named by their donors, they are just as valuable as those that are named and have most of the same features. Donors who establish smaller scholarships may establish award criteria, including whether the scholarship is merit-based or awarded by financial need.
Palm Desert Campus Scholarships: The Palm Desert Campus has a general scholarship fund to which donors can contribute smaller gifts.
To learn more about establishing a scholarship for the Palm Desert Campus, please contact Dr. Fred Jandt, Dean at (760) 341-2883 ext. 78101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarship Donors To Palm Desert Campus Include:
Coeta & Donald Barker Foundation
Ingster Family Foundation
Mary Stuart Rogers Foundation
Steve & Catharine Briggs
Betty Barker Endowed Scholarship
Palm Desert-Indian Wells Women's Club Endowed Scholarship
Donald and Willie Tykeson
Pathways to Success
A donor’s gift (the corpus) is invested by the university in as prudent a way as is possible. Only a percentage of the income derived from that investment is used on behalf of the cause the donor wishes to support each year. In the case of the CSUSB Foundation, which oversees gifts that are given to sustain the mission of the Palm Desert Campus, the percentage is five (5%).
The minimum investment necessary to establish an endowment is $10,500. A one-time fee—5% of the initial gift given to establish the endowment—is directed to the CSUSB Foundation and covers the costs associated with managing the endowment.
Information regarding establishing an endowed scholarship are explained in the section of this website called “Student Scholarships”.
Endowments may be established for any campus need.
Endowed Chair in Nursing - $3,000,000
The nurses who graduate from the University’s nursing programs achieve a very high level of competence because the programs are focused on developing in nursing students the two qualities that all great nurses have—excellent assessment skills and the ability to view their patients as whole human beings whose medical conditions are impacted by many factors outside of the presenting medical problem. One of the doctors who works at a local hospital said to one of the nurses in our RN to BSN program, “You’re back in school, aren’t you? It’s obvious in the assessments of patients you are caring for.”
In order to take our nursing programs to an even higher level of excellence, we would like to hire a doctorally-qualified nursing professor who could oversee the development of all the nursing programs situated on the Palm Desert Campus and function on the forefront of nursing education—which will enable the university to attract more philanthropic support as well as build its academic reputation. In order to attract such a person, we would like to establish an endowed chair in nursing. For a $3 million gift, a donor could endow and name the nursing chair.
Palm Desert Campus Endowment
As the Palm Desert Campus continues to grow, it will have a variety of needs. Some will be associated with the construction of new buildings and the further development of the campus grounds. Some will have to do with the general operating expenses such as adding technology for new classes, improvements to our library, increasing student services and adding new programs. So that we can address these kinds of needs in a timely manner, we have established the Palm Desert Campus Endowment, which we are hoping to build to $5 million over the next ten years. We are inviting supporters who wish to give smaller gifts to help the campus grow to support the Palm Desert Campus Endowment.
Life Income Gifts
Life income gifts are an old and honored form of support for charities donors wish to support. In each of the following scenarios described below, the donor transfers his/her property to the charity—in this case the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino—and the University agrees to pay an income to the donor and/or another designated beneficiary for life. In some situations, a term of not more than 20 years would be possible. On the death of the income beneficiary or the expiration of the term, the balance of the gift is released to the University to be used for the educational purposes designated by the donor.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
A unitrust may be established to benefit both the donor and the university by transferring assets irrevocably to California State University, San Bernardino. The income paid to the beneficiary will vary each year and depends on the type of unitrust created:
- A “percentage” unitrust pays the income beneficiary a fixed percentage of the trust’s annual value. The donor sets the payout percentage in the trust document; for the gift to qualify under federal tax law, the payout percentage must be at least 5% and no more than 50%. This amount is paid each year first from income and then from principal. In years when the trust assets appreciate, the distribution will increase; when asset values decline, distributions are lower.
- A “net income” unitrust pays to the beneficiary a fixed percentage of the trust’s annual value or the actual net income earned by the trust during the year, whichever is less. If the fund income is lower than the fixed percentage for one or more years and is higher in a later year, the excess income may be paid to the donor at the later time up to the amount of the past deficiencies.
- A “flip” trust begins as a net income unitrust and flips to a percentage unitrust at a predetermined time. (for example, when the trustee sells the initial trust property or when the income beneficiary reaches a certain age.) This allows a donor to give real estate or other illiquid assests to the unitrust and then to flip the trust once the assests have been sold, to a percentage unitrust that may be able to pay out more income over time.
If either a percentage or net income unitrust earns more than it is required to distribute in any year, the excess is retained in the trust. Payments are usually made quarterly.
Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust
An annuity trust is similar to a unitrust in most respects, except that the donor will received a fixed dollar amount that does not fluctuate with the annual value of the trust. The donor sets the amount, which must be at least 5% and not more than 50% of the value of the property at the time it is transferred into trust. Payments continue in the same amount unless the entire trust is exhausted, at which time payments would cease.
For example, if a donor created a 5% annuity trust with stock worth $500,000, each year he/she would receive $25,000. This distribution will not change over time and, if the trust assets do not produce enough income to make the payment, the donor would receive a portion of the principal.
Charitable Gift Annuities
A gift annuity is a simple contract by which the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, in exchange for a gift of money or property, promises to pay a fixed amount each year to a designated beneficiary for life. Such payments become a general obligation of the institution.
Avoidance of Capital Gains Tax
Charitable remainder annuity trusts and unitrusts are tax-exempt. As a result, if the trustee sells the property, there will be no tax on the capital gain. The full fair market value of the gifted property, minus the cost of the sale, will be invested to produce an income for the beneficiary.
Charitable Lead Trusts
It may be advantageous for a donor to create a trust with an income interest payable to the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus for a term of years. The donor may direct that the trust property be returned to the donor or distributed to another person at the end of the trust period.
This method is particularly suitable if the donor:
- Wants to gift the Palm Desert Campus more than the donor can
- Will have unusually high income in one year, and much lower income
for a period thereafter;
- Is willing to part with income-producing property for a time, but wants
the property to revert to the donor or the donor’s family; or
- Can afford to dispense with part of current income and wants to make
gifts to his or her children or others in a way that can save gift and
Typically, charitable lead trusts are more attractive when the IRS discount rate, which can change monthly, is low. There are several varieties of charitable lead trusts. Each type achieves different tax objectives for the donor.
With a Traditional Lead Trust a donor conveys property irrevocably to a trustee, such as the CSUSB Palm Desert Campus, and provides that an income interest be paid to the institution during the term of the trust. At the end of that term, the trust property’s income is paid to family members other than the donor and the donor’s spouse.
With a “Grantor” Lead Trust, the assets are returned to the donor when the trust ends and the donor will obtain an immediate income tax charitable deduction for the computed present value of the university’s income interest.
A Testamentary Charitable Lead Trust can be used to make a charitable bequest of an income interest in property, with the trust property passing to the donor’s heirs, after a period of time.
Bequests to the Palm Desert Campus of California State University, San Bernardino, whatever the amount, are entirely free from estate and other death taxes. The savings can be substantial.