The Cal State LA community, alumni, and friends of the University gathered in Greenlee Plaza on Oct. 22 to celebrate the success of Cal State LA’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, We Are LA: The Campaign for Cal State LA. The campaign publicly launched in 2018 with the goal of raising $75 million by the University’s 75th anniversary. Thanks to the contributions of more than 16,000 donors, Cal State LA surpassed that goal, raising more than $101 million to support students, programs, faculty, research, and community services. “Every gift makes a difference. Every gift helps us help our students. They are the reason we do what we do,” Cal State LA President William A. Covino said. “We believe that’s why so many of you gave. You know Cal State LA is transforming the lives and rewriting the futures of our students and their families. That’s powerful work. That’s why we’re here. Your gifts will help us carry out the mission of the University.” During the brunch event, guests enjoyed musical performances by Jessica Fichot, La Santa Cecilia’s La Marisoul, and the Luckman Jazz Ensemble.