About Impact

Impact is designed to show the many ways that philanthropy, grants, and contracts are making a difference at CGU and beyond. Produced by the Office of Development & External Relations, Impact highlights the life-changing benefits of fellowships, the impressive research taking place across campus, and significant relationships throughout the region—all possible because of investment in CGU.

Issue 3 Fall 2021

Impact magazine cover for Fall 2021


  • Answering Questions About Planned Giving: Associate VP of Development Tony Todarello discusses the big-picture issues and the finer points of making a planned gift.
  • ‘In This Way, I Am Paying It Forward’: The motivations for a planned gift are as varied than the ways one can give. If there is a common thread, it’s one of thanks.
  • Many Paths Joined by a Generous Gift: For more than 30 years, the Francisca Toery-Kohler Memorial Fellowship has been instrumental in supporting students’ goals and dreams.
  • Rewarding Those Who Move Us With Words: Why Kate Tufts chose CGU to honor her husband Kingsley’s love of poetry. Also, meet this year’s award winners.
  • Ahmanson Foundation Supports CGU Veterans: Scholarship recipients share stories about their military service and time in the classroom.
  • Interns and Expertise Make for a Win-Win Partnership: An MOU with San Bernardino County in the area of public health extends CGU’s reach in the community.
  • Remembering Alfie, a Beautiful Friend: A fellowship supports those who uphold Alfie Christiansen’s ethos: Work hard. Be kind. Have fun.