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Cross-Cultural Center Endowment Fund

As the first of the student life centers established at CSUSM in 2003, the Cross-Cultural Center is a steady and constant beacon for social justice and empowerment on campus. The center has consistently supported students, faculty and staff through identity development and process, building critical consciousness, and appreciating differences. Our programs promote the development of cultural intelligence, examine various forms of activism, and train students for campus leadership, community engagement and social change. We encourage individuals to be empowered and unapologetic about who they are in the exploration and expression of their identities.

We are thrilled to announce that beginning in March 2024 we have established a holding fund to begin efforts towards establishing an endowment for the Cross-Cultural Center! Our goal is to raise $25,000 by March 2029 to establish an endowment so donations will live be invested and live in perpetuity and provide continual, sustainable funding for the important work our center engages in in support of students for years to come. If $25,000 is not raised by March 2029 the funds will not be invested as part of an endowment but will still support the needs of the center as current-use.

We invite all individuals (alumni, donors, community partners, faculty, staff or current students) to invest and support the establishment of a Cross-Cultural Center Endowment. All gifts, regardless of size, make a difference.

Give to the Cross-Cultural Center

Donations to the Cross-Cultural Center will directly support the following initiatives:

  • Programs focused on the exploration and expression of identities
  • Signature speakers to inspire and model activism and advocacy
  • Workshops and training on cultural intelligence/competency
  • Signature programs around social justice like the Social Justice Summit, Sympoisum and Scholars

Giving Day

Giving Day takes place annually in November as a 24-hour campaign asking individuals to have a big heart and raise funds for the Cross-Cultural Center. We will provide updated information on how you can participate in Giving Day as the next campaign approaches.

Gift of Time

We welcome alumni and community partners to be panelists and speakers on a variety of issues and topics, serve as mentors for our students, and participate in our programs and events throughout the year. We invite alumni to stay connected with us through our contact form.

Cross-Cultural Center (C3) students in Commons 207

For more information or questions about how to support the Cross-Cultural Center, please reach out to the staff.