President Harrison and Husband John Wujack Make Planned Gift to CSUN
With a recent gift to the university, California State University, Northridge President Dianne F. Harrison and her husband, John Wujack, have joined CSUN’s Heritage Society, the group that recognizes and honors CSUN alumni and friends who have made a financial commitment to CSUN’s future through their estate plans. Read more about President Harrison and Huband John Wujack Planned Gift.
Kershaw Captures Campanella Award; Dodgers Make CSUN Donation
Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw—currently considered the best pitcher in Major League Baseball as a three-time All-Star and Cy Young award winner—is as much a winner off the field as he is on it. His humanitarian work is legendary, and that’s one of the reasons he was chosen as this year’s recipient of the Dodger’s Roy Campanella Award, which also also makes winners of the physical therapy students at California State University, Northridge. Read more about the Campanella Award.
Argyle Partners and Kingston Foundation Set Trend With Fashion and Design Scholarships
In the academic world of fashion, design and merchandising, tuition can be an extra concern for students already facing the difficult task of making a name for themselves in a competitive industry. However, thanks to gifts of $1,000 from both the Joy Kingston Foundation and Argyle Partners, three California State University, Northridge seniors have been awarded scholarships that will allow them to focus on their dreams of creating the next biggest fashion craze. Read more about the Fashion and Design Scholarships.
Inaugural Suzan Jean Lebowitz Scholar Named
Silvia Juarez Viveros, a California State University, Northridge, graduate student pursuing a master’s in nutrition and food science, has been named the inaugural Suzan Jean Lebowitz Scholar. Read more about the Suzan Jean Lebowitz Scholar.
Video: CSUN and Dodgers Partner in Internship Program
For 20 years, the family of Dodgers great Roy Campanella has supported physical therapy scholarships at CSUN. In 2010, the Dodgers Dream Foundation decided to expand Campanella’s legacy by placing CSUN physical therapy students in internships with the Dodgers. Read more about the CSUN and Dodgers Internship Program.
Photo Gallery: Supporters Celebrate the Future of CSUN Athletics
On May 30, 2013, a group of CSUN athletics supporters gathered with President Harrison and Director of Athletics Brandon Martin at the President’s Residence to discuss the exciting future of CSUN Athletics. View Supporters Celebrate the Future of CSUN Athletics Gallery .
Photo Gallery: President’s Associates Enjoy Annual Reception
On June 4, 2013, California State University, Northridge’s President’s Associates—alumni and friends of the university who give $1,000 or more in current gifts to the university—gathered for a celebratory reception with President Dianne Harrison. View President's Associates Enjoy Annual Reception Gallery.
CSUN Arts Council: Supporting Students with Scholarships and Service
More than two dozen scholarships were awarded to California State University, Northridge art, music and theater students at the CSUN Arts Council Awards Ceremony in early May. An annual tradition, the ceremony is hosted by the CSUN Arts Council, a group of community members who support arts programs at the university. Read more about the CSUN Arts Council.
Photo Gallery: President’s Associates Mark Morris Reception 2013
In April 2013, the California State University, Northridge President’s Associates—supporters who give $1,000 or more in current gifts to the university—gathered for a reception at the Orange Grove Bistro before a performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group at the Valley Performing Arts Center. View President's Associate Mark Morris Reception Gallery.
Earl and Karen Enzer Give Back to CSUN
Earl and Karen Enzer met as California State University, Northridge freshmen at a Pi Kappa Alpha New Year’s Eve party. They had each grown up in the San Fernando Valley and, like most CSUN students, picked the school for its unique combination of great programs and reasonable cost. Read more about Earl and Karen Enzer Give Back.
$100,000 Pledge Establishes Physics and Astronomy Scholarship
California State University, Northridge Professor Emeritus Paul Lee and his wife, Amy, have pledged $100,000 to the university to establish the Paul and Amy Lee Scholarship Endowment in Physics and Astronomy, adding to the 10 awards and scholarships already available to CSUN students in the field. Starting in the 2013-2014 academic year, the endowment will fund an annual scholarship of at least $3,000 for a student from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Read more about the Physics and Astronomy Scholarship.
Alumnus Launches $500,000 Challenge Grant for the College of Business and Economics
Paul Jennings ’85 (Marketing), one of California State University, Northridge’s most illustrious and philanthropic graduates, has announced a $500,000 challenge grant for the CSUN College of Business and Economics. For every dollar donated to the college, Jennings will match the contributions one-to-one, giving the college an unprecedented opportunity to raise $1 million. Read more about the Challenge Grant.
College of Science and Math Receives Transformative Bequest
Dr. Richard and Ilona Buratti’s lives were transformed by education. Now, they are transforming education for others with an estimated $750,000 bequest to the California State University, Northridge College of Science and Mathematics. Read more about the Transformative Bequest.
Al and Sherry Lapides: The Satisfaction of Giving
The story of Al and Sherry Lapides mirrors that of CSUN. Read more about the Satisfaction of Giving.
University Neighbors Give Back to the CSUN Center of Achievement
On the morning of Jan. 26, 2005, Bob Janovici was on his way to work, riding a Metrolink train from his home in Northridge to his office in downtown L.A. At 6:03 a.m., an abandoned SUV left on the tracks caused a major derailment of his train, leaving 11 people dead and Bob in a coma with a broken neck and a severe brain injury. Although doctors told his wife, Sue, that Bob had only a 1 percent chance of regaining consciousness, fortunately he did. He then started the slow process of recovering. Read more about the University Neighbors Give Back.
Ruth Rothman: Continuing a Legacy of Giving
Ruth Rothman’s indomitable spirit came from a lineage of overcoming the odds. At 13, her mother led her extended family out of Russia and negotiated their way to the United States. Her parents made a habit of helping people—family members and strangers alike—get through the Depression. As she said, “They taught us to be involved.” Read more about Ruth Rothman.
A Three-Generation CSUN Family Honors Mother With an Endowed Scholarship
When Myrna Vallens passed away in 2011, her children knew they had to do something special to honor her passion for education. Read more about the Myrna Vallens Scholarship Endowment.
Educators’ Bequest Benefits Education
California State University, Northridge has been part of almost every aspect of Jeanne Adams’ professional life. Read more about the Educator's Bequest.
CSUN Student and Business Owner Gives Back with Annual Scholarship
Alan Campos isn’t a typical CSUN undergrad. In addition to taking a full course load as a business major, Campos also owns SCV iRepair, a successful small business that offers repair services for iPhones, iPods and other mobile Apple products. Besides being a student and an entrepreneur, Campos is now adding another moniker for himself: philanthropist. Read more about the Alan Campos Dream Big Scholarship.
Anne Cuffe Payne: National Chair of President’s Associates
Anne Cuffe Payne ’65 (Elementary Education) has deep roots in the San Fernando Valley and a special appreciation for her education at California State University, Northridge. Her experience in student and sorority leadership at what was then San Fernando Valley State College shaped a lifelong commitment to service. Read more about Anne Cuffe Payne.
Photo Gallery: President’s Associates Raul Esparza Reception 2012
In November 2012, the President’s Associates gathered for a reception at the Orange Grove Bistro before a performance by Broadway star Raul Esparza at the Valley Performing Arts Center. View President's Associates Raul Esparza Reception Gallery.