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The John M. Pfau Legacy Society

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At the center of campus at California State University, San Bernardino, nestled at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, you will find the John M. Pfau Library. A gathering point for students to research, learn, and invest in the world-class education that will allow them to pursue their dreams, the library was named after the university's first president who established a foundation and vision decades ago for the distinguished institution of intellectual and cultural activity that endures today.

The John M. Pfau Legacy Society, established in 2023, is dedicated to recognizing the visionary group of individuals who have chosen to support California State University, San Bernardino by including the university in their estate plans. Named after our first president, the society links its members to the legacy that John Pfau built by guiding CSUSB through its initial years, laying a foundation for the university to build upon and ensuring the ability to impact its students and community in the decades to come. By including CSUSB in their plans, members of The John M. Pfau Legacy Society are following his lead and laying a new foundation for the next phases of growth and impact at this great university.

What is your connection to California State University, San Bernardino? Perhaps CSUSB set you on a trajectory toward a career that has allowed you to start and support your family. Some of your most treasured relationships may have been formed here. As John Pfau's legacy continues its presence on our campus, opportunities exist for you to make a foundational impact here, too. By supporting CSUSB with a planned gift, you can create a future of promise and opportunity for both your own family and the generations of Coyotes to come at Cal State San Bernardino.

Becoming a member of The John M. Pfau Legacy Society

Have you thought about including California State University, San Bernardino in your estate plans? By notifying our team of your future gift, you can feel confident that we understand your instructions and how we can best honor your wishes to support the college, department, or program you care about the most. As a result of your gift, we will have the honor of welcoming you as an esteemed member of The John M. Pfau Legacy Society.

Benefits of Membership

The greatest benefit of The John M. Pfau Legacy Society is the pride in knowing that you are leaving your legacy and making a true impact in the lives of future students and the CSUSB community for generations to come. Additional benefits include:

  • A special welcome package including a distinctive society lapel pin
  • Personal one-on-one visits
  • Invitations to exclusive society events
  • Special recognition on campus
  • Exclusive communications
  • Opportunities to speak with students and leadership

For more information about becoming a member of The John M. Pfau Legacy Society, or to let us know about a gift already in place, please contact us at 855-204-0049 or [email protected].

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