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CSUSM Foundation Board

All gifts to California State University San Marcos are accepted and administered by The California State University San Marcos Foundation (Foundation), an official 501 [c] [3] auxiliary organization of California State University San Marcos.

The Board consists of community leaders which will guide, advise and support CSUSM regarding the feasibility and desirability of its strategic plans for growth into the 21st century. Key community members are invited to assist with connecting the university to the community, fundraising, and advocacy.

Meet the Foundation Board of Directors... 


Our mission is to inspire inclusive and transformational philanthropy in support of student success at CSUSM.


Our vision is to develop meaningful partnerships and resources that advance the social mobility of CSUSM’s students.  With a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will have a profound and sustainable impact on our entire community and beyond.

Foundation Board Directors Group Picture

The CSUSM Finance & Investment Committee’s first priority is the prudent management of the CSUSM Foundation endowment so that it may continue to provide perpetual annual support for student financial aid, faculty teaching and research, facility improvements and academic programs. The Foundation continues to assess the ongoing impacts, threats and opportunities created during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to maintaining a diversified and resilient investment portfolio built to withstand severe market instability, while also implementing forward-thinking endowment management strategies throughout and beyond this period of market volatility.

The CSUSM Foundation contracts with California State University San Marcos for facilities and services to be performed by state employees for the benefit of Auxiliary.  Operating expenses, personnel time and indirect costs, which include use of the University server and electronic mail system, are reimbursed to the CSU in accord with CCR tit. 5, §42502 and ICSUAM 3552.01.