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]  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.
The CSUSM Foundation is the University’s catalyst to transform dreams into opportunities for the lives of our students and the future of our region.
The CSUSM Foundation supports and promotes the University’s mission by cultivating and maximizing private charitable investment, stewarding resources carefully, creating and nurturing meaningful regional relationships and partnerships, engaging the University’s communities, advocating on behalf of the University, and building and sustaining a culture of philanthropy.
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.