Give Back and Make a Difference

It Takes More, But We're Ready

Our goal is simple – to be the top undergraduate entrepreneurship program in the country. To take Learn by Doing to the next level so our best and brightest can make their mark today. But it won’t happen alone. We need you – your honed expertise, your leadership and your support.

Ways to Give

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Gifts of Cash

A majority of the gifts made to the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship are in the form of cash, via check, credit card or wire transfer.

Multi-Year Pledge

A multiyear pledge allows you to think big and maximize the impact of your gift while allowing the CIE to plan ahead and impact the lives of more students each year.

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Appreciated Securities

When you make a gift of appreciated securities to the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, you’ll often receive a significant tax benefit and avoid the capital gains tax you would pay if you sold the securities.

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Naming Opportunities

We know that recognition is not why you give, but it’s our way of honoring your generosity which, in turn, inspires others to follow suit. There are many ways to capture your name, or the name of someone you love, through a gift to the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

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