The CSULB Alumni Association is the link between the University and its more than 220,000 graduates to garner their support for The Beach.
It sponsors various alumni programs, communication vehicles to inform alumni about their alma mater, and supports the University with departmental grants and student scholarships including the prestigious President’s Scholars Program.
The Association is governed by a volunteer board of directors who serve as alumni ambassadors for the university, promote its mission, and reconnect alumni with the institution. Other volunteers assist with its other programs such as Homecoming, commencement hospitality, Concerts in the Grove, and other events.
Membership dues for CSULB graduates and credential holders is a one-time $49 fee. For non-graduates, including alumni who took CSULB classes but did not graduate, the fees is $49 for the first year and $25 annually thereafter.
The main benefit for members is to keep informed about their alma mater through its magazine “Beach Connection” and e-communiques. In addition, members have access at all CSU libraries (check with campus library for alumni restrictions), discounts at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center events and home 49er athletic games, discount on rental of the Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, access to various group insurance policies (medical, home, auto, life, etc.), the CSULB Alumni Association Credit Card through Bank of America, etc. Alumni also can access the CSULB Career Development Center for an annual fee.
Though Cal State Long Beach is a publicly supported institution, generous contributions to the Beach Fund are critical to keeping the University thriving. Supporting the Beach Fund allows the President and Deans to address the ongoing, immediate needs of the University. Contributions to all areas enhance state support and student fees to provide all students with access to a quality education. Such areas most impacted by your support are:
None of these successes can be accomplished with state funding alone. More than 20,000 alumni, parents and friends of the university contribute to the Beach Fund each year. Gifts to the Beach Fund make it possible for our gifted students to earn the lifelong benefits of a quality CSULB education and protect the value of degrees already earned. Please feel free to contact the Office of Annual and Special Giving by phone at (562) 985-5294 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every graduating senior is contacted near graduation to initiate a pledge in support of the campus. Seniors are asked to donate $125 to purchase a brick to be permanently placed in the Alumni Brick Plaza. Gifts of $124 or less are designated to the Annual Fund to be used for essential campus needs. Seniors have proven to be generous and loyal donors to the University.