CSUN’s fundraising vision is highlighted prominently in the debut print publication and digital version of The Giving List.
Published by The Montecito Journal Media Group, the high-end publication features some of the Los Angeles region’s most influential nonprofits and is designed to create opportunities to engage greater numbers of existing and new donors through story-driven narratives to a targeted philanthropic audience. This 2022 edition is the first distributed in the LA area.
CSUN is the first nonprofit profiled in the 260-page book, followed immediately by a feature on CSUN President Erika D. Beck.
The article “A California Gem Hiding in Plain Sight” discusses CSUN’s equity-grounded educational model and commitment to eliminating racial-achievement gaps, under the bold and inclusive vision of leaders such as Beck and partners who have supported the university. That group includes donors such as alumni David Nazarian, Milt Valera and Andrew Anagnost, and MacKenzie Scott and her husband Dan Jewett, whose $40-million gift this year represents the largest single-donor gift in CSUN history. That visionary group also includes Apple and the state of California, who along with Autodesk (the software giant Anagnost leads as president and CEO), have given to help create CSUN’s Global Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Equity Innovation Hub.
The story also mentions groundbreaking CSUN programs such as Chicana/o Studies, Africana Studies and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), which further emphasize the university’s history of inclusive excellence.
The article “A Public Educator for the Public Good” profiles Beck’s passion for inclusive education, her rise from public higher education student to CSUN president and her ambitions for the university.
The Giving List’s print run is 100,000 and provides readers a QR code to make a direct donation. The public can access the website through https://thegivinglist.com/la/ or the web version of the book through https://thegivinglist.com/la/the-list-book/.