How You Can Help


Shaping future economists requires all of us.

Our alumni are vastly important to everything we do. Your support helps fund a variety of activities for the Economics Department. Some include:

  • Providing financial support for students-with-need to participate in the Economics Society’s annual trips, which have recently included visits to the San Francisco Federal Reserve and to Disneyland for a collaborative research project.
  • Funding for our faculty-student mentorship program, where students work as research assistants and receive mentoring from faculty about the research process and future career paths.
  • Offering research support for faculty and students, including funding for travel to academic conferences, data collection, and computing needs.
  • Hosting a seminar series, in which professors from other universities present their research and meet with our faculty and students to discuss exciting ideas in economics.

If you’re interested in giving to Cal Poly, please consider designating your gift to the Economics Department of the Orfalea College of Business. A link to donate online can be found here.

Thank you for your support!