Join Us - Leave Your Mark

Celebrating its 15th Anniversary, CI invites you to leave your mark and support your University in a most unique way. Through pavers, benches, or trees, share with others your personal history in the CI story. Your support will renovate open spaces on campus while helping students achieve their fullest potential through scholarships and programs.

Adopt a Tree - $1,000

From Jacarandas to Oaks, each tree enhances CI’s natural beauty - providing shade and gathering spaces for students, faculty, and community members in the present, while creating an enduring and lasting gift for future generations. The name of your choice will be placed on a plaque located at the base of either a new or mature tree in recognition of your gift.

Adopt a Tree

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Adopt a Paver - $250, $500, or $1,000

As we approach the successful completion of the Central Mall, we would like to give you the chance to inscribe a paver with your personal message to be permanently displayed at the heart of the campus. Thousands of pavers will be joined together in a stunning design and are available at three giving levels with corresponding sizes.

Adopt a Paver

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Adopt a Bench - $5,000

Beautiful teak benches are placed throughout CI’s open spaces and courtyards, complementing the unique Spanish mission revival architecture of the campus. They are a wonderful way to honor a loved one, remember a friend, celebrate a meaningful occasion, or recognize your organization or group. Your gift will be recognized with a plaque installed on the bench, with the message created by you.

Adopt a Bench

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For more information, contact Eva Gomez, Director of Annual Giving and Special Gifts at 805-437-3271 or