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Preparing passionate leaders driving change in sustainability and stewardship of the environment.

  —Our Mission

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students learningFor the past four decades, Cal Poly Natural Resources Management & Environmental Sciences (NRES) has been preparing passionate leaders who drive change in sustainability and stewardship of the environment. Cal Poly's motto of Learn by Doing has guided this program since its inception, and makes our students more prepared for the workplace and ready to make a difference in the world. 

Many of our alumni and industry partners have supported, and continue to support, the NRES Department through facilitating internships, paid and unpaid job opportunities, guest lecturing, research projects, mentoring, and advisory council membership, as well as direct donations. The generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends helps support the growth and improvement of our programs.

We need your help. Keeping Learn by Doing strong and vibrant requires enthusiastic students, pioneering faculty and innovative facilities. Your support of our programs is essential. Please consider making a gift to support our programs. See personal rewards for giving

Areas of Need include:

  • Support for faculty positions
  • Support for analytical lab position
  • Audiovisual state of the art learning technology
  • Summer Undergrad Research Program
  • Soil, Water, Greenhouse Gas Lab
  • Teaching Studio Lab for Intro Soil and Earth Science
  • Professional development funding for faculty and staff
  • Student support for professional meetings
  • Discretionary funds to be used as needed


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Personal Rewards of Giving

Make an immediate gift in the simplest way Mail a check today or make a gift online Claim an income tax deduction Gift will benefit students and campus immediately
Plan for a long-term contribution Make a pledge over several years Claim an income tax deduction each year you make a pledge payment Long-term pledge allows campus to plan future projects 
Impact many generations to come Create an endowment Charitable deduction now  Income is generated to support your interest in perpetuity 
Avoid capital-gains tax in the stock market Contribute long-term appreciated securities Charitable deduction is based on full fair-market value and avoidance of capital-gains tax  Securities can create endowments of life income gifts 
Avoid capital-gains tax on a property sale Donate a residence, vacation home, land or farm Charitable deduction is based on full fair market value and avoidance of capital gain  Cal Poly sells the property and benefits from the proceeds 
Help others experience Learn by Doing Establish a scholarship Can be created with many gift options  Lessens the financial burden for students to receive an education 
Honor a loved one or friend Fund a named endowment or other naming opportunity Most tax-wise gifts can fund a permanent endowment  Endowments can support students, faculty and campus programs 
Defer a gift until after your lifetime Create a bequest Charitable gifts are exempt from federal estate taxes, meaning your full bequest will support Cal Poly  You leave a generous legacy 
Donate your home or farm, while retaining use Make a gift of remainder interest Gain current tax deductions and estate tax savings  After your lifetime, proceeds from sale of property benefit Cal Poly 
Make a significant gift with minimal personal cost Donate a life insurance policy or retirement plan Gain current and possibly future tax deductions  The program of your choice benefits 
Receive guaranteed income Establish a charitable gift annuity Receive predictable income - partly tax-free - and tax deductions  Remaining funds can support your passion on campus 
Enhance income flow from an asset Create a charitable remainder trust Generate income for life, receive tax deductions and avoid capital-gains tax  Remaining trust assets benefit your chosen program 

To Learn More, contact:
Advancement & External Relations at (805) 756-3269

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