The dynamic progress of Cal State Fullerton would not be possible without the generosity of our donors, who honor the university’s important work with every gift they make. In this annual report, you will read about the many generous gifts received from individuals, corporations and foundations during the past year. We thank our donors for their contributions and for playing a significant role in the life of the university.

His father taught him an important lesson: how to give back.

Steven Wang ’99, owner and CEO of a State Farm Insurance agency, learned about giving back from his late father, Jonathame. Also a State Farm Insurance agent, Jonathame supported Cal State Fullerton while Steve was a student at the university; his generosity amplified when Dr. Weili Lu became the director of the new Center for Insurance Studies at Mihaylo College of Business and Economics in 1998.

“My father believed in giving back,” said Steve, who graduated from Mihaylo College with a B.A. in business administration. “And there’s no question that I got a great education at Cal State Fullerton. I am very grateful for it.”

Not surprisingly, Steve chose to support the Center for Insurance Studies. With a unique gift of a life insurance policy that will yield both dividends and build an endowment, Steve is planning for the long term. “The Center for Insurance Studies is a refreshing way to promote the professionalism of the industry,” he said. “It brings more respect and credibility to the field as a whole, while helping Cal State Fullerton students achieve their personal and professional goals.”

Steve also wants the legacy of his father to live on. “When my father died suddenly a few years ago, my family donated the money given to us in his memory to Cal State Fullerton. We wanted to create an endowment that would benefit students forever. This latest gift is a part of our plan – and mine – to give back, just like my father wanted.”

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