Forward Together

We did what no other university our age has before.
Together we raised $55,035,210 for student success.

Mission Accomplished

When CSUSM embarked on its first comprehensive fundraising campaign in 2012, and through the public launch of Forward Together in 2015, no other university in the CSU – and likely in the nation – had undertaken a campaign of this magnitude at such a young age.

The campaign’s success was critical to our continued growth as we work to overcome the ongoing uncertainty surrounding public funding of higher education. Thanks to you, we didn’t just meet the $50 million campaign goal, we shattered it by raising over $55 million.

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Paving a Pathway

The unprecedented success of Forward Together was made possible through the extraordinary vision, commitment and generosity of donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and supporters throughout the region.

Forward Together paved a pathway for the myriad accomplishments still to come for our university and our region

In total, more than $55M was raised during the seven years of the campaign compared to $50.8M raised in the first 21 years after the university's founding. 9,290 donors contributed to the campaign's success with 6,629 making their first ever gift.

By the Numbers Campaign Timeline

Pillars of the Campaign

Forward Together was built on three pillars encompassing our commitment to
Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders, Building Great Communities and Solving Critical Issues.

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A Bright Future

CSUSM is a vital piece of the fabric, history and future of our region, and it will continue to be all of that and more for years to come thanks to your continuing generosity and support.

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