Our Donors

Alda Maisner

Alda Maisner

Alda and Larry Maisner were part of a Beach family. Their daughters, Vivian and Robin, are both alumnae. When Alda passed away, her husband Larry funded a scholarship to be augmented with a bequest to support students who receive support from Disabled Student...

Alfred and Frieda Caplan

Alfred and Frieda Caplan

Frieda is the founder and owner of Frieda’s Specialty Produce, the first produce importer in the United States founded by a woman and the first to import the kiwifruit. Frieda also supports the Department of Jewish Studies at CSULB. Frieda established the Alfred...

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Alfred Schmidt

Alfred Schmidt, who prepared students to teach in the area of special education before his retirement as associate professor emeritus in 1992, passed away on February 19th, 2003. He taught special needs children in the Bellflower School District before beginning his...

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Alpha Delta Kappa - Zeta Chapter

More than 33,000 women educators around the world have discovered the many opportunities provided by membership in Alpha Delta Kappa — opportunities for recognition of their commitment to educational excellence, for personal and professional growth and for...

Ameda J. and Julia M. Bergeron

Ameda J. and Julia M. Bergeron

Ameda Bergeron was an officer in the United States Navy. The Ameda J. and Julia M. Bergeron Endowed Scholarship was established in 1998 through an estate gift from Julia Bergeron. The purpose of the endowment is to provide scholarship support to a deserving student...

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Annemarie Pellerito

Annemarie Pellerito’s fervent passion for life, in spite of her lifelong and ultimately fatal battle with neurofibromatosis (NF) compelled her parents, Vici and Peter Pellerito (MBA ’74) to establish a scholarship to honor her legacy. Their goal is two-fold: 1) to...

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Assistance League of Long Beach

Assistance League® of Long Beach is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to create a community of volunteers to identify and deliver philanthropic services. Our auxiliaries (Rick Rackers Las Hermanas, CAMEO, and Assisteens®) unite with chapter members to create...

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Beth Biddick

Beth Biddick 1917-2015 Music is my passion – Teaching is my love! Beth embraced these ideals her entire 98 years of life. She was born in a typical, small, early 1900s modest farm home in Meridian, Idaho. It consisted of two bedrooms, a large farm kitchen, parlor,...

Betty DuPont

Betty DuPont

Betty DuPont was a professor of Physical Education (now Kinesiology) from 1965 until she retired in May 1983. She taught social and folk dance, among other courses.

Betty G. Olsen

Betty G. Olsen

In 1968, Betty G. Olsen graduated from CSULB with a degree in Speech Pathology. She made a bequest to the program to create a scholarship for students majoring in Speech Pathology.

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Bobit Business Media

Bobit Business Media, located in Torrance, produces several business-to-business (trade pubs) magazines in the automotive and beauty industry and holds a series of special events, including trade shows and media events. Bobit Business Media is a family-run media...

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Boeing CBA Scholarship

Boeing created this scholarship with the CSULB 49er Foundation to assist students directly. Their goal is to create fewer loans and financial burdens for students, while improving the ability for students to utilize free time by participating in extra-curricular...

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California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA)

CalRTA’s mission is to protect and advocate for retired and active educators’ pensions and other retirement benefits, and to support education in our communities. CalRTA began in 1929 as the country struggled through the Great Depression. A small group of teachers...

California Retired Teachers Association Long Beach Chapter (LBCalRTA)

California Retired Teachers Association Long Beach Chapter (LBCalRTA)

CalRTA began in 1929 as the country struggled through the Great Depression. A small group of teachers banded together to fight for better pensions for colleagues who were living in poverty after a lifetime of teaching. In 1929, a retired schoolteacher received a...

Carole Eichen

Carole Eichen

The Carole Eichen Endowed Scholarship was created in 2003 in her memory by her husband, Robert Passovoy. Carole was an interior designer with a very successful firm based in Santa Ana, California. She pioneered the use of targeted interior design in model homes as a...

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Catherine A. Allen

Catherine A. Allen (October 3, 1963 – October 30, 2014) was an alumnus of Cal State Long Beach, spoke highly of her college education, and made lifelong friends throughout college. During her 18 year career at Chubb Ltd. Insurance in Los Angeles, Catherine was known...

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Cedric Anderson

When Dr. Cedric Anderson was offered a job in 1988 to teach in an experimental program where high risk juvenile offenders would mentor severely challenged children, his friends thought he’d end up crazy or dead. Cedric Anderson’s success stories in pairing high-risk...

Charles Roberts, Richard Whiteley and Keung Luke

Charles Roberts, Richard Whiteley and Keung Luke

Dr. Keung Luke, Professor Emeritus of the Physics, taught at CSULB from 1966-1998 (FERP 1998-2003). One of the things he values most about his time at the university is the ability to be a teacher-scholar. This allowed him to teach large general education classes...

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Clyde Sanfred Johnson

Dr. Johnson was very active throughout his career in the student personnel field at CSULB. He authored two books on fraternities and their role in American colleges and universities and was Chairman of the CSULB Student Union Operating Board when the Union was being...

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Connie Merritt

Connie Merritt (1969, BSN, School of Nursing), used her education as a springboard into many different careers and interests from Critical Care to the Emergency Department, flying planes, scuba diving, selling real estate, and is a national keynote specialist and...

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Consuelo Nieto

“A free nation can rise no higher than the standard of excellence set in its schools and colleges.” John F. Kennedy How prophetic these words, for it was how Dr. Consuelo Nieto lived her life. It was how she taught her students . . . “along the lines of...

Cynthia Clark ADK

Cynthia Clark ADK

Cynthia Clark always knew she wanted to be a teacher. As a child she loved to play school; she worked on the kindergarten playground when she was in sixth grade and taught Sunday school when she was in high school. Cynthia graduated from CSULB in 1962 and began...

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Dana Staller

Dana Staller was born on October 13, 1976 in Dover, New Jersey and was raised in Huntington Beach, California. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach in May 2001, with her B.A. in Liberal Studies. Dana was working on her teaching credential at CSULB...

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Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Eta Chapter

The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International promotes professional and personal growth of women educators and excellence in education. Who is the DKG Key Woman Educator? She is a woman who is: • A potential leader • Able to bring out the best in...

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Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Gamma Zeta Chapter

The Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators represents the women educators of Gamma Zeta Chapter. They belong to Area XII of Chi State, California and are a part of a family of 90,000 women from all over the world who call themselves Delta...

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Diana Lejins

Born in 1947 to deaf parents, Diana learned American Sign Language (AS) at a very early age. It enabled her to communicate with her many aunts, uncles and grandparents who were hearing-impaired. She grew up in southern California and learned English as a second...

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Doris Dee Tabor Schroeder

Doris Dee Tabor Schroeder was born in Maryville, Missouri on September 17, 1918 and passed away on April 19, 2013. Doris had two daughters with her husband John Tabor, Teresa and Patricia. Her husband John died young and Doris raised her daughters alone; she put...

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Dorothy Deatherage

Dr. Dorothy Deatherage was a professor of Kinesiology until her retirement in 1990. She was a tennis coach who cared deeply about the students and her community. She supported Athletics and was passionate about training the next generation of teachers. She was...

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Dorothy "Snookie" H. Doyle

Dorothy was in a “league of her own.” Born and raised in Los Angeles, she played softball in an organized amateur league from 1937-1942. During World War II, she played at National Military Home. She traveled to Japan in 1938 with an all-star team and was selected...

Dramatic Allied Arts Guild

Dramatic Allied Arts Guild

Dramatic Allied Arts Guild was founded in 1964 as a non-profit corporation for the specific purpose of promoting and supporting the Fine Arts and Allied Arts in the Community. DAAG’s principal activity each year is granting scholarships to outstanding, talented...