June 13, 2013
A Mad, Mad Affair
One of the most anticipated summer events at Cal State San Marcos after commencement is the annual Foundation Gala. Every June, new and old friends of the university gather for an evening of festivities in support of our scholarship fund. The theme this year, “Mad About CSUSM,” brought out many a dapper gentleman and numerous classy ladies. Everyone was in on the good times, posing for pictures and shimmying across the dance floor.
The night is always a joyous one as it marks an opportunity to share the successes of the university, faculty and students with our community — and all for a good cause: student scholarships. So many of our students depend on scholarships to help fund their educational dreams that without the support of our generous donors, some students would have to forego college.
More than 300 guests attended this year’s gala, proving that our community is truly mad about us. The lively event lasted about five hours and included auctions as well an inspirational video of interviews with scholarship recipients. In total, nearly $100,000 was raised, with proceeds primarily benefiting student scholarships as well as innovative research student programming and the professional development of faculty.
You can hear the stories of CSUSM scholarship recipients by clicking on this YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3l8ZtP4r5o
To find out how you can contribute to the scholarship fund or become involved in university activities, click on the following link: http://www.csusm.edu/giving/