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Impact of Giving

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The Collins College of Hospitality Management thrives from a tradition of philanthropy and legacy of industry support that has enabled it to grow significantly in infrastructure, reputation and quality of education since its formation in 1973.

It started as a small department within the College of Business of Administration with 2 faculty members and just over 30 students. Thanks to private support and belief in the potential of tomorrow's leaders, the college is now considered one of the nation's leading hospitality management programs.

Approimately 70% of our students receive financial aid to assist with educational expenses. Financial assistance from generous donors allows students more time and energy to focus on academics.

  • Collins College students are eligible for more than $100,000 in endowed college scholarships. Another $100,000 is also available through professional organizations that have historically supported Collins College students.
  • Over 60 percent of enrolled Collins College students are Latino, African American or Asian, contributing to the growing diversity in the hospitality industry.


Where to Give?

The office of University Advancement and Alumni Affairs are committed to upholding the vision of The Collins College by reaching out to corporations and foundations, alumni and friends for financial support. Every gift supports our vision and contributes to the success of the college. 

Areas of Need

  • Collins College Promise Student Stipend Program
    Provide assistance to students who are experiencing emergency situations during the course of their academic career. 
  • Student Success Initiative
    Focused on providing academic services, advising, career engagement opportunities and financial assistance for students.
  • Endowed Faculty Positions
    Support faculty research and travel for academic workshops and industry conferences.
  • Endowed Scholarships
    Support student involvement at industry conferences and study abroad opportunities and they strengthen accessibility for deserving students.

Give Your Way

Cal Poly Pomona’s gift planning professionals can work with you to discuss how the Collins College can be included in your financial and estate plans to support the campaign, provide substantial tax benefits and maximize charitable giving. Gifts to the college are tax deductible to the full extent of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Instant Online Giving - To make an instant gift to the Annual Fund, simply complete the form and provide your credit card information.
  • Check or Money Orders - Send a check or money order made payable to the Cal Poly Pomona Foundation, and we will send you the receipt:
Cal Poly Pomona Annual Fund
PO Box 3121
Pomona, CA 91768
  • Pledges - If you’d like to make a pledge that can be paid off in consecutive monthly installments, contact Raven Carter, our Annual Fund Assistant at (909) 869-4321 or
  • Gifts of Securities - contact Dan Wood at (909) 869-4825 or or Natalie Graff at (909) 869-4826 or at
  • Planned Giving - Planned gifts can be designed to meet your personal philanthropic and financial goals. Learn more by visiting our Planned Giving website.
  • Matching Gifts - Multiply the effects of your generosity by taking advantage of a corporate matching gift program.  To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please visit our Matching Gifts page.
  • In-kind Gifts - Gifts of tangible personal property, such as equipment, materials, crops, and company products or inventory.
  • Payroll Deduction - Faculty and staff can demonstrate pride in their work, pride in the university and belief in the work of their colleagues. Submit a payroll deduction form.


Douglas Nelson
Sr. AVP, University Development
The Division of University Advancement