CSUSM NewsCenter (Giving)

2019
June
13,
2019
The CSU Institute for Palliative Care is now the Shiley CSU Institute for Palliative Care, thanks to another generous gift from prominent  philanthropist Darlene Marcos Shiley.  Shiley announced during Cal State San Marcos’ annual fundraising gala...
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May
30,
2019
The wait is nearly over for Cal State San Marcos’ military-affiliated students. The much-anticipated expansion of CSUSM’s Veterans Center is nearing completion, and many of the entities involved in making it a reality gathered to celebrate a miles...
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February
27,
2019
Barbara Mannino and Syd Harris were no strangers to Cal State San Marcos when they attended the ACE Scholars Services scholarship donor reception in 2015.   Mannino had been on the advisory council to President Karen Haynes for more than five year...
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February
07,
2019
Cal State San Marcos President Karen Haynes reflected on her long, distinguished tenure and highlighted the university’s growth and accomplishments over the years during her 15th and final Report to the Community address on Thursday morning.  As p...
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February
07,
2019
The first gift of the day came in just after the clock struck midnight. By 6 a.m., when the late-autumn sky was still dark, 114 donations already had been made.  The pace rarely waned during Giving Day at Cal State San Marcos on Nov. 27. Administr...
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February
07,
2019
Jack Raymond marvels at the success of Cal State San Marcos’ first comprehensive fundraising campaign. When the quiet phase of Forward Together was launched in 2012, Raymond wondered if the $50 million campaign goal might be a stretch for such a y...
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January
16,
2019
Most people knew Carol Channing as a Broadway legend, as the iconic star of the long-running musical “Hello, Dolly!”, as a performer with one of the most easily recognized voices in American pop culture.  Merryl Goldberg knew Channing, first and f...
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2018
November
26,
2018
An interactive memorial that sits west of the Arts Building and honors the brave acts of a committed group of college students who were executed for peacefully resisting the Nazi regime in 1943 is in desperate need of repair. The Jewish Faculty-Staff...
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November
14,
2018
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, the University community will come together for CSUSM Giving Day to support the causes closest to their heart and double their philanthropic impact with a dollar-for-dollar match. CSUSM Giving Day is held in conjunction with t...
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October
02,
2018
Nearly 60 signs calling “dibs” have popped up around campus as part of a playful employee giving campaign where faculty and staff have temporarily named a campus landmark and, in doing so, eliminated a funding gap for a vital student resource. Whi...
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September
05,
2018
Calling “dibs” isn’t restricted to child’s play. A playful employee giving campaign at CSUSM has embraced the expression and is inviting faculty and staff to do just that – call “dibs” to temporarily name a unique campus landmark for 15 days in Octob...
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June
11,
2018
More than $190,000 was raised and a record number of gifts were received in support of student scholarships during Cal State San Marcos’ annual gala on June 2. The event, which was co-hosted by CSUSM President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation...
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February
08,
2018
Cal State San Marcos’ burgeoning engineering program took another major step forward on Thursday. President Karen Haynes announced during her annual Report to the Community address that Carlsbad-based global communications company Viasat, together...
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2017
December
14,
2017
Stella Clark once had a student who was forced to sneak into his grandmother’s nursing home at night to sleep on the floor because he had nowhere else to go. Clark, who founded the Modern Language Studies department at Cal State San Marcos, recall...
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November
27,
2017
The Cal State San Marcos community will come together Nov. 28 to show their hearts in support of CSUSM Giving Day. Kicking off at midnight, the 24-hour campaign will bring together students, alumni, family members, employees and friends of the Uni...
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October
03,
2017
CSUSM will host its annual Taste for Student Success, a lively outdoor festival showcasing gourmet cuisine, fine wines, craft brews, and premium spirits on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. Sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center, proceeds support stud...
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September
22,
2017
Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Center is a bit of a tight squeeze these days. That’s not surprising given that the number of student veterans the University serves has increased by 400 percent since 2006. “Simply put, we are bursting at the sea...
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September
19,
2017
San Marcos, CA – The Epstein Family Foundation has pledged $1 million in support of Cal State San Marcos’ Veterans Center, the most significant gift in support of the University’s student veterans since the donation of the center building in 2014. ...
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June
09,
2017
Cal State San Marcos welcomed 400 alumni and friends for an elegant and playful evening of dinner, dancing and games on campus on Saturday, June 3 for its annual gala. The black-tie affair, co-hosted by CSUSM President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foun...
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June
06,
2017
Cathy Baur has been appointed vice president for University Advancement at California State University San Marcos. Baur had been serving in the position in an interim role since November. As vice president for University Advancement, Baur is respo...
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April
14,
2017
Everyone will be a winner when California State University San Marcos brings a Monopoly-themed evening of dining, dancing, casino games and entertainment to its annual black-tie gala on Saturday, June 3. Hundreds of CSUSM friends and donors, regio...
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January
10,
2017
Steve Schlesinger considers himself fortunate to have had his undergraduate education funded through scholarships and financial aid when he was attending Cornell University in the 1960s. That good fortune continued as he earned a government-funded...
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2016
November
23,
2016
Buzz is building about the University’s annual day of philanthropy, CSUSM Giving Day, which kicks off at midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 29. A day to give back to Cal State San Marcos, CSUSM Giving Day will bring together students, parents, alumni, empl...
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November
22,
2016
An experienced entrepreneur and a former CEO, Emilie Hersh knows a thing or two about the importance of a solid business education. Which is a big reason why she and her husband, Mark, a longtime employee at Carlsbad-based ViaSat, are pledging $50,00...
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June
27,
2016
Hundreds of individuals from the North San Diego and Southwest Riverside philanthropic, government and business communities gathered to celebrate another successful academic year at the California State University San Marcos annual gala on Saturday, ...
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June
13,
2016
Call it a wise investment. That’s how Dr. Ann Bersi frames her generous contributions to Cal State San Marcos—contributions that have endowed the annual Harry E. Brakebill Distinguished Professor Award. Bersi has been so pleased with the returns o...
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May
23,
2016
Guests will don masks and Kellogg Plaza will be lit up in lights for this year’s California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) gala, “Masquerade in Monte Carlo.” Hosted by President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation Board, the event will take pl...
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May
04,
2016
The College of Business Administration (CoBA) celebrated the 10th anniversary of Markstein Hall during an intimate ceremony at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) on Wednesday, April 28. As CoBA began to establish a reputation for provi...
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2015
December
07,
2015
It’s been five years since Donald Shiley, the biomedical engineer and inventor of the Bjork-Shiley prosthetic heart valve and numerous other medical devices that saved lives, passed away. For his widow, Darlene, time hasn’t eased her loss but it has ...
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December
05,
2015
Key to the soon-to-be-launched CSUSM music major is the recently opened music and piano lab. The lab includes 30 new, 88-key digital pianos, a huge improvement over the limited number of 61- key models that were previously used, ensuring that student...
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