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Campaign Update

               91% to $50 million

Cathy Baur, Interim Vice President University Advancement
Cathy Baur, Vice President University Advancement

For many, the start of a new year is an opportunity to both reflect and resolve to do better moving forward.

It’s no different for us at Cal State San Marcos.

We’re grateful for our many successes in 2017. It was our best year – so far – in our Forward Together campaign as you helped us raise more than $10 million in our united effort to Prepare Tomorrow's Leaders, Build Great Communities and Solve Critical Issues. These campaign pillars speak to our desire to help future generations of students while CSUSM flourishes as a regional center for art, culture, research and community engagement.

Individuals, corporations, foundations and our valued employees have already helped us raise more than $45 million, putting us more than 90 percent of the way toward our $50 million goal! I am happy to share that EVERY senior manager has already participated in the campaign whether through a one-time gift or a multi-year pledge.

When the calendar turned to 2018, it not only marked the beginning of a new year, but also the beginning of the final year of our campaign. I’m proud of our progress and I have no doubt we will reach our goal with your continued support.

Among our recent highlights:

  • On Nov. 28, CSUSM’s third annual Day of Giving, we raised more than $250,000 in just 24 hours — a year-over-year increase of 48 percent! We could not have done it without the support of the nearly 600 individuals who donated that day. Learn more about Giving Day …
  • Jim Kuden, who funds the Jim Kuden Family Scholarship for business students, established a $100,000 charitable gift annuity to benefit veterans as a part of the Epstein Challenge. Learn more about Veterans Services …
  • The CSUSM STEM Summer Scholars Program received a nearly $75,000 grant from The San Diego Foundation in support of efforts to expand the pipeline of underrepresented students pursuing STEM degrees and career pathways. Learn more about the STEM Summer Scholars Program …

Please visit our campaign website to learn more about the impact donors are having on CSUSM and to learn how you can be a part of this historic campaign.

Thank you for your continued support.

Cathy Baur

Vice President University Advancement


96% - $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

96% - $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

83% - $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