From 2004 to 2009, Gene Haas and his Gene Haas Foundation have given a total of $160,000 to the CSUCI Foundation. All but $10,000 of this money has gone to build on to the University Library in order to make the facility more accessible to physically challenged students.
CSUCI Foundation And Its Expansion
While state funding helps educational facilities like this a great deal, these monies are simply not enough to cover all of the costs associated with running the University and providing a high level of education. That’s why the CSUCI Foundation was created. The California State University Channel Islands Foundation was formed purely to encourage and handle gifts given to the University privately.
The expansion of the library is an extensive project, but is absolutely vital if physically challenged students are to receive the same opportunities as other youth when it comes to their education and their access to resources. The library project isn’t the only one the CSUCI Foundation has going. The Foundation is also in control of the President’s Fund, the University Endowment Fund, and student scholarships, all of which require steady funding in order to keep education affordable.
The University also has a landscape and courtyard restoration project, staff and faculty awards, improvements to the computer labs, the purchasing of books to students in financial need, and many other projects that make it possible for students to get a quality education.
The Support Given To The Community By G. Haas And The Gene Haas Foundation
Like the CSUCI Foundation, Gene Haas and the Gene Haas Foundation want to ensure that all students have the opportunity to receive the same level of education and gain the skills needed to have a successful career. In fact, the CSUCI isn’t the only educational foundation to receive money. The Perry Technical Institute and many others have also been given numerous grants to ensure that all youth have a chance at a great education and a successful future.
Right from the Gene Haas Foundation’s conception in 1999, G. Haas has strived to improve the local, state, national, and international community. The Foundation has given more than $8.5 million dollars since it gave its first grant in 2001. In all, more than 800 different non-profit organizations and foundations have been given G. Haas grants.
Not all of these groups have had education as their primary goals, however. G. Haas’ Foundation has also supported other recipients such as the American Red Cross, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the California Strawberry Festival, the National MS Society, Boys and Girls Clubs, and many others. This includes money for safety, health, and many other endeavors.
G. Haas and the Gene Haas Foundation are more than happy to help any organization or group that provides care or support for youth, the poor, hungry, sick, education, and all those most in need. It will continue to provide financial support to these groups and others with the goal of making the world around us a better place.