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Current needs

Sustaining excellence is paramount to our mission of providing CSULB students with the very best opportunities. We need your help to achieve this goal. There are a wide variety of giving opportunities available to you. Below is an abbreviated list of projects that are currently in need of funding. To learn more about these initiatives or to establish your own, please contact Howie Fitzgerald, Director of Development, at (562) 985-1619 or

The Eva and Eugene Schlesinger Teacher Training Endowed Workshop on the Holocaust

The Jewish Studies Program, in conjunction with the History Project and the California History and Social Science Program at CSULB is in search of funding for the Eva and Eugene Schlesinger Teacher Training Endowed Workshop on the Holocaust. This one-week workshop features talks by noted Holocaust historians, presentations by teacher leaders, and many high-quality classroom resources focused on the history of the Holocaust. The workshop will provide high school teachers with information about the historical context and the major events of the Holocaust so that they in turn may teach high school students to be more tolerant and responsible citizens. The workshops are partially funded and are in need of gifts to endow them in perpetuity.

Frank Gossette Endowed Scholarship

The Frank Gossette scholarship is being established to honor the life-long work and commitment of Dr. Frank Gossette to the academic and professional advancement of the CSULB Geography undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Gossette is best known at CSULB for his contributions to the Department’s growing geospatial technologies courses and research. He also played on ongoing and active role in basic and applied research that included both undergraduate and graduate students. Once established, the award would sponsor student research costs associated with either their undergraduate coursework or graduate thesis project.

CLA Faculty Student Collaborative Research Endowment

The purpose of the Faculty-Student Collaborative Research Endowment is to support faculty-student collaborative research projects in perpetuity. By stabilizing funding, faculty-student collaborative research will become a College priority for generations.
The Endowment will make financial awards to projects according to the following criteria:

  • Two or more College of Liberal Arts faculty members collaborating on interdisciplinary research with each faculty member including students from his or her discipline;
  • Students must work with faculty members at all stages of project development including research design, implementation and presentation of project results;
  • Each project must have a definable outcome that a) demonstrates enhanced student learning through presentation of research results related to the faculty members’ research and b) demonstrate faculty collaboration in the research;
  • Only projects that include students in inception, design, implementation and presentation will be funded from this Endowment.

The current Endowment will be able to provide enhanced funding to three to five faculty-student projects per year. With your help, as many as ten to fifteen projects a year can be supported.

Additional Needs

Other needs include student scholarships, study abroad support, faculty research support, equipment upgrades and unrestricted support to help defray a wide range of College expenses. For more information about how you can make an impact on the lives of current students, contact Howie Fitzgerald, Director of Development, at (562) 985-1619 or