CDU celebrates its 50th anniversary with several events and activities throughout the year. Join us.

Become a title sponsor for an event.

For additional information about partnering with CDU for 50th anniversary celebrations, please contact: Edna Yohannes, Director of Development and University Affairs, 323- 563-5985,


February 2016: President’s Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who joined President David M. Carlisle’s first annual President’s Breakfast on February 11, 2016. Keynote speaker, Edward James Olmos in conversation with Rick Najera “THE ABSENCE OF AFRICAN AMERICANS AND LATINOS IN HIGHER EDUCATION”... read more

April 2016: 4th Annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala

Thank you to everyone who attended the 4th Annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala. The 4th Annual Legacy Leaders Spring Gala is held to honor legends and leaders who have supported CDU throughout its history and to raise funds to support student services at CDU and the... read more

October 2016: Jazz at Drew

For 18 years, Jazz at Drew was one of Southern California’s premier jazz festivals, which grew to attract over 15,000 attendees annually. The festival historically honored pioneers of the music world, including James Moody, Dionne Warwick, George Duke, and John... read more