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What is the Student Philanthropy Council?

Established in 2011, the Student Philanthropy Council (SPC) is a committee of students dedicated to growing the culture of giving on campus and raising money for the Student Philanthropy Fund. Gifts to the "Student Philanthropy Fund Endowed Scholarship" support students in their CSUSM journey. Gifts may also go to the donor's specific designation choice.

Thank You!

Congratulations to all May 2019 graduates and thank you to the 658 Class Champions who purchased an Alumni Association Membership and made a gift to the Student Philanthropy Endowed Scholarship.  Thanks to your generosity, we will be able to award this scholarship to two students in 2019-20!

CSUSM Giving Day 2018 on Tuesday, November 27 was a huge success as CSUSM raised a record-breaking $448,955 in just a 24-hour period, mainly utilizing social media.  Students stepped up to the plate in a big way -- in fact, 332 students made a gift, supporting areas such as Women's Cross Country/Track and Field, Educational Opportunity Program, ASI Cougar Pantry, Softball, and Veterans Services

Top Four Reasons to Give

  1. Your gift will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $5,000, thanks to an anonymous donor!
  2. Others gave before you! The reason many programs, scholarships, and other opportunities at CSUSM exist is because of the generosity of past students, alumni, and friends of the university.  Learn how 28 Years of Philanthropy at CSUSM impacts you and your fellow students.
  3. Most students receive financial aid to support their education each year. Gifts to the Student Philanthropy Fund allow for more scholarships to be awarded to CSUSM students.  Read about the 2018-19 scholarship recipient!
  4. Your generosity helps to grow an environment of "giving back" at CSUSM!

Your Giving Options

We suggest a gift of $20.20 in honor of the Class of 2010. Many give more, some give less, but it's your choice! EVERY gift, no matter the size, makes an impact.  Select "Student Philanthropy Fund" in the drop down menu.

  1. Give online (scroll down).
  2. Visit the Office of Annual Giving in University Commons 201 to make a gift via cash or check.

Past Donors

CSUSM thanks all donors who have given to the Student Philanthropy Fund, formerly known as the Senior Class Gift Campaign.


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