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CBA Development Office

Donor Highlights

Dr. Stuart Farber and Mrs. Patricia Farber continue their support for higher education excellence

On June 25, 2013, plaques in acknowledgement of gifts and of leadership dedication were commemorated by the College of Business Administration. Dr. Stuart L. Farber '57, Dean of Students Emeritus, CSULB and Mrs. Trish Farber '67, '83, Algebra teacher, contributed a total of $10,000.00 to provide tables and chairs for the North Courtyard at the CBA building. These were made to enhance the outdoor student study area where, as Dean Solt stated " To provide a place where students can study, collaborate on projects and/or relax between classes."

Further, a plaque was placed outside the ABSOC office , where a dedication was made in honor of Dr. Farber's "excellent leadership and dedication" to CBA and ABSOC. He also provides a scholarship each year to an ABSOC leader selected by his peers. Dr. Farber believes that a partnership is critical between alumni and current student leaders. The College of Business Administration gratefully thanks Dr. and Mrs. Farber for their dedication to CBA.

Young Alumna Gives Back in Many Ways and Creates a Legacy for the Futurea

Lauren GarciaLauren Garcia, Class of 2011, was determined to graduate in two years when she transferred to CSULB in 2008. Unexpected circumstances forced an extension of her college career, but instead of becoming discouraged, Lauren took the opportunity to become more involved with her university and the many student organizations in the College of Business Administration. She joined the Society for Advancement in Management (SAM) in 2010 and during the year and a half of involvement with SAM, Lauren had the opportunity to network with great professionals and to improve her professional skills, making her more marketable to employers. It was then that Lauren understood the incredible value student-run organizations bring to the student body.

“It is not enough to hand down something from one generation to the next and think that you have left a legacy,” said Lauren. After graduation, it was important for Lauren to stay connected with her alma mater, and she did so by volunteering as a member on the boards of the CBA Alumni and Friends and the Professional Advisory Counsel for the University Office of Gift Planning. Lauren also serves as a mentor in the Student Center for Professional Development’s Junior Mentoring Program. However, Lauren wanted to give more than just her time to the college that she loves. Being directly affected by the budget cuts, Lauren saw the impact that financial donors can make in students’ lives. However, Lauren was not in a financial position to make a cash donation. Instead, she made a visionary gift. She named CSULB and the College of Business as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Lauren now is a member of the CSULB Legacy Society, a recognition group that honors planned giving donors. Lauren’s gift will have a lasting impact on future generations of students in the College of Business by providing scholarship funding, support for student organizations, finance classroom improvements and technological updates. The gift was easy to create and Lauren had no out of pocket expenses.

As a member of the Legacy Society, Lauren is weaving opportunities into the lives of students and helping shape their futures, as well as those who also benefit from our graduates’ superb education. “The process of leaving a legacy involves being connected to the institution that you love on many levels, and sharing experiences that create a lasting impact for future generations,” she added. She is sharing her passion for public higher education and helping California State University, Long Beach stand among the best universities in the nation.

Ways to Give to the CBA

Regardless of designation, your gift helps support the academic efforts of all students in the College of Business Administration (CBA) at California State University, Long Beach. Charitable giving today ensures future benefits for generations to come. By supporting faculty excellence, superior academic programs, student scholarship, world-class educational facilities and forward-looking management initiatives, your contribution enhances the entire CBA experience.

If you wish to discuss a multi-year pledge, a planned gift or learn more about establishing an endowment, please contact the CBA, Office of Development at 562-985-2264.

The CBA

The College of Business Administration offers outstanding programs designed to compliment and extend our student’s classroom experience.  Our programs create an amazing learning environment for students.

The opportunities are here at the CBA:  Scholarships provide access and support for students; pre-professional development readies students to succeed after graduation; ethical leadership training prepares student to successfully manage the real world challenges of business and service through student leadership groups engage our students in the community.

Support our Students

Our university is state assisted, not state supported—less than 50 percent of California State University, Long Beach’s overall budget is provided by the State of California. One way to close the gap between the total cost of programs and state funding is through supporters like you.  

The College of Business Administration programs would not be possible without ongoing support from donors.  You can provide opportunities that extend and compliment classroom learning, offer real-world experience and prepare students to go to work and be successful right from the start.  These opportunities are truly lasting and transformative for our students. 

Graduates of the College of Business Administration are contributing to their community on a local, national and global level. In Long Beach and Orange County alone, 16,000 alumni are carrying the excellence of their CBA educational experience forward.  Please consider supporting the students of the College of Business Administration by making a gift today.