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Presidential Strategic Initiatives

A university’s success is shaped by purposeful, inclusive, and transparent planning processes that bring myriad constituents together to build and strengthen the common good. During this academic year, under President Varlotta’s leadership, the campus has been:

Inspiring Faculty Recognition
A Cal Lutheran graduate and spouse have made a $350,000 gift to support a new “Faculty Fellows” program conceived by President Varlotta to recognize outstanding faculty who are making a difference in the lives of their students and the university. The program will launch in the 2023-24 academic year. To inspire others to contribute to this initiative, the donors have earmarked their $350,000 as seed money to be used in a dollar-for-dollar match to support this important cause.
The Milt and Debbie Valera Match
Thanks to the generosity of Milt and Debbie Valera, your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 to the Presidential Strategic Initiatives Fund.
Strategic Impact Challenge
From 8 am to noon, 20 gifts of $150 or more to the Presidential Strategic Initiatives Fund will unlock a combined donation of $15,000 from Rod Gilbert and Susie Lundeen-Smuck and Steve Smuck.
Cal Lutheran Cares Around the World!
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 7
2 AA 0
2 AE 0
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