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Cal Poly Parent Philanthropy & Programs

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Welcome Cal Poly Parents!

We know that you and your son or daughter have chosen to join the Cal Poly community for the endless potential it offers students. The diversity of ideas and opportunities in engineering, business, architecture, agriculture, viticulture, education, culture, athletics and more bring out the best in students across campus.

We have found that the partnership between private and public support is what allows us to do our very best work and provide the best services and opportunities to our community. As parents, you are an integral part of the Cal Poly community and we encourage you to become involved. Your support and efforts enhance the student experience.

Parents are among the most essential and dedicated donors and volunteers, hosting and attending events, offering internships, and joining parent committees to help support the university and Parents Fund (link to the Annual Giving page).

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For more information about Parent Philanthropy, please contact:

Lauren Whittam
Director of Parent Philanthropy


Parent & Family Programs are dedicated to supporting Cal Poly students, parents and families by enhancing the Cal Poly experience.

To find out more about the Parent & Family Program and ways to get involved, visit the Parent & Family Program website, call the office at 805-756-6700, or email Tessa Stevens.

Tessa Stevens
Director of Family Programs & Communications