Campaign Update

Passing Along Their Success

From Modest Beginnings

“You can come from nothing and still have your name on a building.”

Kathy Tully (’76, marketing management and ’80, master of business administration) knows what it’s like to live modestly, to strive and to succeed. When she moved from Florida to California to pursue a college degree, she had $1,000 in savings and a trunk modestly filled with the bare necessities.

Today, she is senior vice president and wealth advisor for Morgan Stanley and is continually listed among the top 10 percent of financial advisors for the company. She recently pledged $75,500 to the College of Business Administration and, overall, has contributed $100,000 to the new CBA complex. A room in Building 163 will be named the Kathy L. Tully Classroom.

An Entrepreneurial Spirit

Businessman Michael Entzminger (’76, marketing management), shares Tully’s passion to give back: He has pledged $50,000 to support the new CBA complex. In gratitude, a department office will be named the Mach 1 International Business and Marketing Department Suite, after the international freight company Entzminger founded in 1988.

“Cal Poly Pomona was a beautiful fit for me with the class sizes and the opportunities for hands-on learning,” says Entzminger, who worked multiple jobs as a student, including one as advertising manager for The Poly Post, which fueled his entrepreneurial spirit.

“Now, I’m trying to give back to the institution that was so wonderful to me.”

Additional naming opportunities at the new business complex are still available. For more information, contact Jeff Cox, the college’s director of development, at (909) 869-2755.

Responsibility to Help Others

College of Agriculture alumnus Marty Evanson (’63, animal husbandry) thanks his parents for supporting him financially during his time on campus — but even more so, he is thankful that they instilled in him the desire to help others.

“Today, there are young people out there who deserve to go to college and can’t afford it. Isn’t it our responsibility to help them?” says Evanson, who staked out a very successful career in the meatpacking business.

He has pledged $100,000 through a bequest to establish the Martin J. Evanson Endowed Scholarship, which will help undergraduate animal science students who demonstrate financial need. For more information about planned giving opportunities, please contact Dan Wood, director of planned giving, at (909) 869-4825 or


The Collins College of Hospitality Management’s Board of Advisors hosted more than 680 people at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at LA Live to honor Caroline Beteta, president and CEO of Visit California, with the Robert Mondavi Wine & Food Award, during Hospitality Uncorked on March 23. The evening was a celebration of all things California, including locally sourced food and beverages. The gala featured exclusive silent and live action lots, multiple music and entertainment acts, celebrity chef tastings, and a dessert lounge. Giving totals are expected to gross $455,000.