Alex Spanos, the longtime Chargers owner, died at age 95 early Tuesday morning. He was surrounded by his family. The Cal Poly alumnus donated $8 million in 2004 to renovate the university’s football stadium, now named Alex G. Spanos Stadium. He and his late wife Faye Spanos also donated $1.5 million in 2003 to renovate […]
Hippies for Hope spreads color for a cause
For every tie dye t-shirt purchased from Hippies for Hope, they will donate one to a children’s hospital.
Soul Yoga becomes donation-based studio
Two months after its grand opening, Soul Yoga became a donation-based studio March 18. The donations made by the students contribute to paying the yoga instructors and keeping the studio doors open. When Soul Yoga owners Laura and Jason Rogers decided to open up a studio, their initial idea was to have a donation-based business […]
Spring Break stories: Students give back to impoverished communities
Many students spent their spring breaks relaxing after a difficult quarter. However, some compassionate students forgo relaxation and go abroad to help those in need. While attending a top university in a developed country, it can be hard to imagine a life without access to basic human needs. At Cal Poly, one can walk minutes […]
Cal Poly football coach’s sons raising money for local non-profit with help from the NFL
Brock and Bryson are collecting signed NFL helmets to raise money for Jack’s Helping Hand.
New San Luis Obispo yoga studio stretches to serve those in need
The owners of a new yoga studio raised money for victims of sexual assault and practiced yoga with a cause.
Lipslut fights back against Trump
Student-run company has half of lipstick sales go to a woman’s charity
Cal Poly greek life raises more than $450,000 for philanthropies
IFC raised $204,000, PHA, $176,000 and USFC, $117,000 in 2016.
Pi Kappa Phi becomes the first of four new fraternities on campus
As part of Cal Poly’s eight-year expansion plan for greek life, four new fraternities will come to campus. The first one to come on campus is Pi Kappa Phi. The fraternity came to Cal Poly in Fall 2016, but just participated in their first rush this past week. Pi Kappa Phi is the first fraternity […]
Laps for Love raises more $3,000 for domestic violence awareness
“When people think of domestic violence they think of physical harm, but it’s more than that,” Alpha Chi Omega Vice President of Philanthropy Livi Ramirez said. Ramirez and her sorority organized Laps for Love, a new philanthropy event benefitting the San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter, in hopes of bringing the community together to address misconceptions […]
Surfboard Art Festival encourages local engagement
Colors streak the boards. Designs show intricate patterns and descriptive landscapes. The Morro Bay Surfboard Art Festival exhibits the exquisite craft and skill of local artists in Morro Bay. Though surfboard art isn’t classified as “fine art,” a charitable organization looks to give back to the community and local artists through the recognition of surfboard […]