Cal Poly Pomona has embarked
on a $150 million comprehensive
fundraising campaign to ensure
that a quality college education is
within reach for future generations
of students. The campaign will
strengthen the university's
ability to provide a hands-on education, to prepare students for the changing demands of the workplace, and to increase research and scholarship
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Cal Poly Pomona reached a historic milestone on March 28, 2012 when it surpassed $100 million in donations and pledges just 18 months into the public phase of its ambitious comprehensive fundraising campaign.
"To generate this level of support in this economic environment is truly amazing," said university President Michael Ortiz. "It speaks to our well-deserved reputation as a place of academic excellence, as well as to the passion of our friends and alumni who believe in our mission to educate tomorrow's leaders."
The Campaign for Cal Poly Pomona was publicly launched in the summer of 2010 with a goal of raising $150 million over the life of the campaign. This undertaking has laid out four goals: to strengthen the university's ability to provide hands-on learning opportunities, to prepare students for the changing demands of workplace, to increase research and scholarship opportunities, and to ensure that a quality college education remains within reach for underrepresented communities.
"This is a day when we can pause to reflect on what has been accomplished," said Scott Warrington, vice president of university advancement. "We realize, of course, that the journey continues, but it certainly is heartening to step back and see how this campaign has changed not only the university, but its community of supporters."
Signs of the comprehensive campaign are evident throughout campus, starting with the recipients of more than $5 million in scholarships this past academic year alone. It is also visible at the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies, where two large solar panels donated by Amonix Inc. have made the 16-acre site carbon neutral. The Collins College of Hospitality Management, where a new master's degree building is in the planning stages, and the nationally recognized cyber security program's worldclass virtual war room for intercollegiate competitions are other examples of the major impact donors and alumni have made on Cal Poly Pomona.
Warrington said the university is poised to achieve the campaign goal of $150 million.
"With the support we have received, you can feel the renewed energy on campus. We are confident our campus community, alumni and supporters will rally together to get the university across that finish line."