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Campaign Update

               93% to $50 million

Cathy Baur, Interim Vice President University Advancement
Cathy Baur, Vice President University Advancement

One of the many great things about spring is the beginning of baseball season.

The smell of the grass, the crack of the bat and, of course, the peanuts and hot dogs.

At this early stage of the baseball season, you’ll often hear a familiar refrain from players and managers: It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

Our Forward Together campaign had a similar feel when the public phase kicked off in 2015.

Individuals, corporations, foundations and our valued employees have already helped us raise more than $46 million, putting us more than 93 percent of the way toward our $50 million goal!

But now, with less than nine months remaining in our campaign, we are beginning the sprint toward the finish. I have no doubt we will reach our goal with your continued support.

Among our recent highlights:

  • During her 14th annual Report to the Community address in February, President Haynes announced that global communications company Viasat, together with several employees, has invested $1.5 million to become the founding partner of CSUSM’s engineering program. Learn more about Viasat’s support of CSUSM’s engineering program …
  • New CSUSM Foundation Director Barbara Mannino and her husband, Syd Harris, renewed their five-year pledge to support scholarships for ACE Scholars Services. The couple has also generously included the University in their estate plans. Learn more about ACE Scholars …
  • Price Philanthropies renewed its commitment for CSUSM’s Alliance to Accelerate Excellence in Education, which works collaboratively with regional partners to ensure that all K-12 students have access to a college education and are successful in persevering toward a degree. Learn more about the Alliance …

Please visit our campaign website to learn more about the impact donors are having on CSUSM and to learn how you can be a part of this historic campaign.

Thank you for your continued support.

Thank you for your continued support.

Cathy Baur

Vice President University Advancement


97% - $25 Million Goal

Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders will...

  • provide our students with critical financial and support services so that they may become the next generation of leaders and engaged citizens
  • provide our students with experiential, hands on learning that brings curriculum to life
  • provide support for capital and instructional investment to enhance the teaching and learning environment

97% - $5 Million Goal

Building Great Communities...

  • expand our reach beyond the limits of physical borders and expand our ability to drive the economy of the region
  • create sustainable mechanisms to promote and support our unique efforts and services to our external communities
  • provide opportunities to enrich the lives of our region through athletics, recreation, and visual and performing arts and activities

85% - $20 Million Goal

Solving Critical Issues...

  • provide support for research and related activities of our faculty directed toward critical societal problems and their solutions
  • create opportunities for collaborative partnerships to improve conditions in our region and beyond
  • provide our outstanding faculty with professional development opportunities and support for complementing best practices in research and teaching