As Time Goes By, CSUSM¿s Annual Gala: June 21


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Annual Gala

Photo caption: The CSUSM campus was lit up in lights for the nearly 300 attendees of the 2013 gala. This year’s gala, inspired by the famous film “Casablanca,” will be the premier North County social event of the season.

“As Time Goes By” will be the theme of this year’s California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) gala, hosted by President Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation Board. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jun. 21, 2014, in the University Student Union ballroom. At this unique event, guests will be whisked away to the glamorous world of Casablanca, inspired by the famous 1942 film starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, for dinner, dancing and entertainment.

Each year hundreds of CSUSM friends and donors, regional business and civic leaders, alumni, faculty, students and staff attend the annual gala. Proceeds from the event support innovative research, student programming and the professional development of faculty.

"Together we have made tremendous progress over the last decade, said CSUSM Foundation Board Chairman. “We look forward to partnering with you to turn dreams into opportunities for the lives of our students and the future of our region."

Online registration is now open. The public is invited to register now to reserve a spot.  Tickets to the gala are $250 per person and sponsorships are currently available.

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What:                  CSUSM Annual Gala: “As Time Goes By”, a night of old Hollywood glamour played in the key of Casablanca.

When:                 Saturday, June 21 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Where:               California State University San Marcos – University Student Union Ballroom - 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM’s alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.