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Campaign Update

               96% to $50 million

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

It may be the middle of summer, but it’s a new year for us at Cal State San Marcos – a new fiscal year, to be more accurate.

As I reflect on the fiscal year that closed June 30, I can’t help but feel a sense of pride. We raised $9.8 million as part of our Forward Together campaign, our best year yet! We continue to make exciting progress. Individuals, corporations, foundations and our valued employees have already helped us raise nearly $48 million, putting us 96 percent of the way toward our $50 million goal!

With less than six months remaining in our campaign, this will be our final update before the campaign closes on Dec. 31. I have no doubt we will not only reach but exceed our goal with your continued support.

Among our recent highlights:

  • Our annual gala raised more than $190,000 and a record number of gifts were received in support of student scholarships on June 2. Read more about the gala …
  • The David T. and Dorris E. Staples Foundation provided support for supplemental instruction in our Office of Undergraduate Studies as well as the necessary capstone funding for our All-Steinway School designation. Learn more about the All-Steinway designation …
  • A donor-advised fund from the Jewish Community Foundation is providing support 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 part of this historic campaign.

Thank you for your continued support.

Cathy Baur

Vice President University Advancement


104% - $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

98% - $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