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Campaign Update

$50 Million Goal - as of March 31, 2016, $28, 588, 910 raised!

Neal Hoss, VP of University AdvacnementOur Forward Together campaign is in full-swing and with over 60 percent of our $50 million achieved. Each month, we connect with donors who are so proud to be a part of this historic moment at CSUSM. Their generous contributions are helping in so many ways to Prepare Tomorrow's Leaders, Build Create Communities and Solve Critical Issues.

Last month, we held our most successful annual Gala to date. Raising more than $200,000 in scholarships for our students as well as student programming and professional development of faculty.

In September, I look forward to seeing many of you at the grand opening of The Sports Center. We have already received generous community support for The Sports Center and have named six Founding Sponsors who have made commitment to CSUSM athletics.

As I mentioned in our last update, launching the campaign is a historic first and we are expecting a number of "firsts" as our campaign progresses. One such first is the planned gift made by Dr. Ann Bersi which will create CSUSM's first endowed chair. Ann, like so many of our donors, finds an investment in CSUSM to provide a great wealth of returns.

These are but a few of many ways our Forward Together campaign is supporting our students, faculty and the University as a whole. I also invite you to visit our campaign website to learn more csusm.edu/forwardtogether. I hope you enjoy reading about the impact our donors are having at CSUSM and thank you for your continued support of our campaign.

Neal Hoss
Vice President University Advancement

60% Progress - $25 Million Goal

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders will...

  • provide our students with critical financial and support services so that they may become the next generation of leaders and engaged citizens
  • provide our students with experiential, hands on learning that brings curriculum to life
  • provide support for capital and instructional investment to enhance the teaching and learning environment
CSUSM Gala Raises Record Funds

CSUSM Gala Raises Record Funds

Hundreds of individuals from the North San Diego and Southwest Riverside philanthropic, government and business communities gathered to celebrate another successful academic year at the California State University San Marcos annual gala on Saturday, June 18. The black tie affair, co-hosted by CSUSM President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation Board, raised a record-breaking $208,000 to support scholarships, student programming and the professional development of faculty. Read more...

48% Progress - $5 Million Goal

Building Great Communities...

  • expand our reach beyond the limits of physical borders and expand our ability to drive the economy of the region
  • create sustainable mechanisms to promote and support our unique efforts and services to our external communities
  • provide opportunities to enrich the lives of our region through athletics, recreation, and visual and performing arts and activities
The Sports Center will be Rallying Point of Pride

The Sports Center will be Rallying Point of Pride

Regional businesses are showing their support of CSUSM's new arena aptly named The Sports Center and CSUSM Athletics as a whole. The 2016-17 Founding Sponsors are: Baker Electric Solar, Mission Federal Credit Union, Players Sports Grill, Tri-City Medical Center, Welk Resorts and Wells Fargo. The support from these generous sponsors will be used for Sports Center as well as sport of all CSUSM student athletes. Learn more about our latest point of pride The Sports Center. Read more...

56% Progress - $20 Million Goal

Solving Critical Issues...

  • provide support for research and related activities of our faculty directed toward critical societal problems and their solutions
  • create opportunities for collaborative partnerships to improve conditions in our region and beyond
  • provide our outstanding faculty with professional development opportunities and support for complementing best practices in research and teaching
Dr. Ann Bersi

Investing in a Legacy

Call it a wise investment.

That's how Dr. Ann Bersi frames her generous contributions to Cal State San Marcos—contributions that have endowed the annual Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award. Bersi has been so pleased with the returns on that initial investment, that she has made a further commitment and included a provision in her trust to establish CSUSM's first Endowed Chair in the College of Business Administration. Both are named to honor her father's enduring legacy. Read more...