Text Resize

Donor Stories

Donor Stories

Learn how others have made an impact through their acts of giving to our organization and others.

  • Foster Youth Target of Bequest
    College-bound foster youth are the beneficiaries of a family trust formed by Mark Edwards and his wife, Lori.
    More
  • Transportation Center the Leonards' Legacy
    Known widely as a visionary regarding transportation issues in the Golden State, Bill Leonard, along with his wife Bobbie, fittingly created a legacy through CSUSB's Transportation Center in 2006.
    More
  • Palm Desert Leader Assures Scholarships
    As the co-chair of CSUSB's fundraising campaign for the Palm Desert campus since the mid-90s, Betty Barker knows how crucial private support is to higher education in the Coachella Valley.
    More
  • CSUSB Included in Living Trust
    CSUSB has been at the center of Judy and Glenn Rymer's lives for more than 80 years combined.
    More
  • Founding Family's Bequests Convey Legacy
    More than 25 years after John Pfau completed service as the founding president of Cal State San Bernardino the Pfau family announced that CSUSB is included in their various estate plans.
    More
  • Insurance Gift Expands Future for Scholarship
    When Ward McAfee, one of the founding faculty members of Cal State San Bernardino and Dean Emeritus for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, wanted to increase the influence of his philanthropy...
    More
  • Employee, Alumna Makes CSUSB Beneficiary of Will
    April Lane would be the first one to tell you that education was not her top priority when she was in high school.
    More
  • Business, Computer Science Students Benefit
    With three small children in tow, Jack and Virginia Sexton came to San Bernardino in 1960 to pursue an opportunity in the equipment rental business.
    More
  • A Bequest to Save Taxes
    Thomas was a widower who had a great love for our organization. As an individual who had directly benefited from our work.
    More
  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
    More
  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
    More
  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
    More
  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
    More
  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
    More
  • Property Turns Into Income
    Miranda lived in the family home where she and her spouse had raised their children. After her spouse passed, Miranda found it increasingly difficult to care for her home.
    More
  • Flexible Deferred Gift Annuity
    Lewis is a 54-year-old executive at a large healthcare company. He purchased company stock during years when the stock price was low, and now the stock has grown substantially.
    More
  • A Bequest to Further Good Work
    Nancy and David were dedicated volunteers. Over the years, they had seen many individuals helped by the good work of their favorite charity.
    More
  • Gift Annuity for Real Estate
    Jonathan purchased a home many years ago for $80,000. The home has appreciated substantially over the years and is now worth $420,000.
    More
  • IRA Bequest
    Margaret recently retired from her job as a librarian. She had been an active volunteer and supporter of her favorite charity for many years.
    More
scriptsknown