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CSUSM Celebrates 25th Anniversary with Silver & Blue Gala

Press Release by Margaret Chantung

On Saturday, June 20 at 6 p.m. on Kellogg Plaza, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will celebrate its 25th anniversary with the Silver and Blue Gala. Hosted by President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation Board, proceeds will provide support for scholarships, student programming and the professional development of faculty.

For over two decades, CSUSM’s black tie gala has been one of the region’s premier philanthropic events of the season. This year, the campus will be elegantly bedecked in shades of blue and silver while guests enjoy gourmet dining, hosted cocktails, live and silent auctions, music and entertainment. Tickets are still available for $250 a person.

"Together we have made tremendous progress over the last decade, said CSUSM Foundation Board Chairman Jack Raymond. “We look forward to partnering with you to turn dreams into opportunities for the lives of our students and the future of our region."

The CSUSM Blue and Silver Gala sponsors are:

Gold Sponsors ($10,000)

CSUSM Extended Learning


Silver Sponsors ($5,000)

Hunter Industries

Bob and Ruth Mangrum

Josh and Jacqueline Pack

Jack and Caroline Raymond

Stone Brewing Co

Tri-City Medical Center

Cocktail Reception Sponsor ($5,000)

Markstein Beverage Co.

Table Sponsors ($3,000)

Academic Partnerships

Acquia and KWALL

The Alliance at Cal State San Marcos

Alpha Chi Omega

CSUSM Alumni Association

CSUSM College of Business Administration

CSUSM College of Education, Health and Human Services

CSUSM College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences

CSUSM College of Science and Mathematics

Cox Communications

The CSU Institute for Palliative Care

The Office of Graduate Studies and Research

Donegan Burns Foundation

Dr. Megan Hamreus, CSUSM Class of 1999 – B.S. Chemistry


Haskell & White, LLP

North County Health Services

Palomar Health

Palomar Technologies

PCL Construction/Gensler

Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians

The San Diego Foundation

ViaSat, Inc.

Vista Community Clinic

Welk Resorts

Sponsorships and tickets are still available. For more information as well as ticket sales, visit: or call 760-750-4408.