CSUSM Hosts Platinum Ball, Celebrates 20 Years


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will present an evening of glamour and glitz at its 20th anniversary signature event, the Platinum Ball, on Saturday, June 26, from 6 to 11 p.m. on the beautiful Kellogg Plaza at CSUSM.  For more than two decades, this black-tie optional event has been one of the region's most elegant occasions of the year.
Emceed by San Diego News 8 Anchor Barbara Lee Edwards, the night's festivities will include cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live entertainment by DreamWorld Cirque and Eye of Newt Circus.

Individual tickets are on sale now for $300. Multiple sponsorships are available. Proceeds support professional development for faculty, research, student scholarships and services at the university.

CSUSM wishes to thank the Platinum Ball Honorary Committee Members: Jackie Bassett
Angela Bear, Ginger Bord, Rosita Botto-Hieb, Patricia Craven Worley, Vivian Doering, Frances Hunter, Judy La Bounty, Myrna Reese, Barbara Ward and Elsie Weston.

For more information and ticket sales, visit: www.csusm.edu/gala or contact Arlene Cratsa at 760-750-4408, rarlene@csusm.edu.

What:  CSUSM 20th Anniversary Platinum Ball

When:  Saturday, June 26, 2010; 6 to 11 p.m.

Where: CSUSM Kellogg Plaza -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.