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Campaign Update

We are 72% on our way towards our goal!

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

It is hard to believe, but we are not far from beginning the final stretch of our Forward Together campaign. Individuals, corporations and foundations have already helped us get more than 66 percent of the way toward our $50 million goal!

This campaign comes at a pivotal moment in our University’s history. Its success will impact not just our students, but individuals, families and communities throughout the region – for years to come.

The generous contributions of our donors are helping in numerous ways to Prepare Tomorrow's Leaders, Build Great Communities and Solve Critical Issues. These campaign themes speak to our desire to help future generations of students while CSUSM flourishes as a regional center for art, culture, research and community engagement.

But we have reached a critical juncture in the campaign. This is the time when we must show perseverance and persistence to reach our goal. In sports parlance, it’s time to dig deep to reach the finish line.

As President Haynes has noted, no other university in the CSU system, and likely the nation, has attempted such a comprehensive campaign at such a young age. We have less than 24 months to go in the campaign, but with your support and that of all our donors, I have no doubt we will reach our goal.

I encourage you to visit our campaign website to learn more about the impact our donors are having on CSUSM.

Thank you for your continued support.

Cathy Baur
Interim Vice President University Advancement

71% 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

Pledge for Success

We received our largest total pledge amount for student financial assistance in 2017, with more than $1 million pledged by year-end. During our annual gala in June we raised more than $200,000 in scholarships. The Office of Undergraduate Studies is working with Outreach and Recruitment to award a number of "Success Scholarships" to first-generation college students and/or high-achieving students. They will be paired with Academic Coaches in the Academic Success Center with a goal of helping students complete their degree faster. See video...

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 Power of Giving

CSUSM Giving Day, a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration in conjunction with National Giving Tuesday, generated over $171,000 from 554 donors to support more than 66 areas throughout campus. The newly established Food Insecurity Fund alone generated $26,256 thanks to dozens of student and employee donors and matches from CSUSM Foundation Board Chair Jack Raymond and the David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation. Read more...

62% 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

Hitting the Right Notes

Call it a wise investment. Five regional art advocates donated $150,000 in under two weeks for the purchase of CSUSM’s first Steinway Performance Grand Piano. The acquisition of a Steinway grand piano will help CSUSM continue to take a young School of Arts to the next level and transform a burgeoning music program. See video...