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Challenges

Want to make an a big impact when you give? Matching gifts and challenges throughout the day offer opportunities to double or even triple your gift to your favorite cause at CSUSM. 

Matching Gift

Your gift could have double the impact. Thanks to a generous matching pledge from our foundation board chair, Dr. Jack Raymond, each gift made on CSUSM Giving Day will be matched up to $1,000 per gift. Don't miss the chance to make your impact go even further!

Every gift has the opportunity to receive this match, and the funds will follow wherever the gift was made. See more in the FAQs.

Challenges

The CSUSM Giving Day Challenges allow donors to win bonuses gifts to their favorite department or unit on campus. The funds for these challenges were provided by Steve and Laura Wagner and Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals.

All Day Challenges
Amount Challenge
$2,000

Record Breaker: The fund selected by the donor who makes the record breaking 694th gift will win the money for their fund.
Winner: Women's Soccer Gift by Brent and Kathy Evans
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

$2,000

The fund with the highest quantity of gifts from all donors.
Winner: Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

$1,000

Send us a selfie video through direct message to our @CSUSM Instagram account sharing why you gave to your selcted fund. A random participant will be selected and their fund will win the challenge.
Winner: Veterans Services Video by Steven Sutherland
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

$1,000

Alumni record breaker: The fund selected by the alumni donor who makes the record breaking 57th Alumni gift.
Winner: Volleyball Gift by Christine Vaughan Class of 2006
Sponsored by Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals

$1,000

The fund receiving the highest quantity of Alumni gifts
Winner: Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship 22 Alumni Gifts
Sponsored by Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals

$500

Repeat Donor: A randomly selected donor who also gave during Giving Day in 2017
Winner: STAND Scholarship Student Jael Nava
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

$500

Alumni: Share a post on social media using #HeartofaCougar. A randomly selected post by an alumni will win the challenge. Post must be on a publicly viewable account to be selected.
Winner: CoBA Dean's Innovation Fund Post by Alumnus Erik Groset
Sponsored by Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals

Hourly Challenges
Time  Amount Challenge
 12 a.m.-6 a.m.  $1,500

Early Bird Special: the fund with the most gifts before 6am wins the $1,500 prize
Winner: ACE Scholars Services 28 Gifts
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

 8 a.m.- 11 a.m.  $500

Share a post on social media using #HeartofaCougar for a chance to win $500 for the fund of your choice. 
Winner: Sustainability Post by Juliana Goodlaw Morris
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

 $1,000

Most current student gifts. The fund with the most student donors will win $1,000
Winner: Women's Cross Country/Track & Field 36 Student Gifts
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.  $500

Share a post on social media using #HeartofaCougar for a chance to win $500 for the fund of your choice
Winner: ASI Cougar Pantry Post by Kenneth Tran
Sonsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

 4 p.m.-6 p.m.  $500

Alumni: It's happy hour! A random alumni donor will have $500 awarded to the fund of their choice
Winner: Modern Language Studies Gift  by Jhonni Carr Class of 2009
Sponsored by Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals

4 p.m.-7 p.m.  $1,000

Most parent gifts. The fund that receives the most gifts from parents will win $1,000
Women's Cross Country/Track & Field 19 Parent Gifts
Sponsored by Steve and Laura Wagner

Unit-based Challenges & Matches

Some units are offering additional challenges or matches specific to their programs. Visit your favorite school, college, or unit’s website for more information.

Questions about the challenges? Visit the FAQ.