President's Message

Changing Lives Through Philanthropy

Few investments pay lifelong dividends the way a college education does. At Cal Poly Pomona, we’re passionate about providing opportunities for students and preparing them to be tomorrow’s leaders and problem-solvers. Investing in them now contributes enormously to their individual success and the public good.

CPP President Soraya M. ColeyYour philanthropy is vital to helping our students earn a college degree, which will considerably boost their economic and social mobility. We strive to provide a well-rounded, polytechnic education that empowers students to adapt, collaborate and succeed in an ever-changing world.

Financial aid and scholarships are also critical, especially for low-income and first-generation students. Young and older alumni alike have shared with me the transformational effect of a scholarship.

As Cal Poly Pomona strives to be an epicenter of creativity, discovery and innovation, your contributions to the university make an enormous difference because they provide resources to something you care about
deeply. By taking an interest today, you provide the leaders of tomorrow with the tools they need.

There are many ways to contribute, and all lead to student success. Through mentoring and other volunteer opportunities, our alumni share expertise and wisdom, time and talent. Through private-sector partnerships, we strengthen our effectiveness in the community.

I’m very grateful to you and the thousands of donors — individuals, endowments, foundations and corporations — whose generous gifts change the lives of our students in tangible ways. Last fiscal year, Cal Poly Pomona received more than 9,000 gifts totaling over $15 million!

No matter how you choose to contribute, you can open a door to opportunity. Cal Poly Pomona students are ready to reward your investment.

I am enormously thankful for your support.

Soraya M. Coley