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Giving to CAL

Giving to the College of Arts and Letters (CAL)

give to cal nowAs a public institution for higher education, the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) at San Diego State University is dedicated to providing a quality, affordable education to all eligible students. Historically, we have primarily relied upon state support for most of our budget, but due to the state’s increasing fiscal problems we can no longer do so.  Funding has been reduced drastically, making private contributions from alumni and friends increasingly important, if CAL is to fulfill its mission of excellence in education, research, and service.

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Planned Giving

Your planned gift has the power to change lives and transform our community. Donors who arrange to benefit the college through planned gifts enable us to continue to provide transformational education opportunities. No matter the size of the gift -- through your will, trust, real estate, retirement assets, or insurance, -- you can help to support educational experiences that prepare students through innovative programs, applied learning, research, and collaboration with alumni and the local business community. Learn more about Planned Giving and how you can help.

Giving Opportunities

The College of Arts & Letters focuses its fundraising efforts in three major areas: Faculty/Student Excellence, International Initiatives, and Community Engagement. Within these areas there are specific funding needs for endowments; support for undergraduate, graduate, or faculty research; student scholarships; international student internships; and outreach activities to support the community and its educational programs.

Competing Globally


Engaging the Region

Enhance the Contributions of the Faculty and Students in the San Diego Community
Opportunities include support for:

Supporting Students Academic Excellence

Opportunities include support for:

Endowed Professorships/Fellowships and support for Faculty



Ways to Make Your Donation

There are a variety of ways for you to make a donation to the College of Arts and Letters. All donations are tax-deductible, private and secure. Please be sure to indicate which CAL program you are donating to. For a list of departments, programs, centers and institutes, please see the Academics section of our web site.

By Mail or Phone

To make a donation through a credit card or check by mail:


To make a donation through a credit card by phone:

Please call the Development Coordinator at (619) 594-8569. Please have your credit card number, expiration date, and daytime telephone number ready.


To make a donation through a credit card online, please click on the button below:

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