CSUSM NewsCenter (Giving)

2019
November
27,
2019
| 07:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos student assistants who work at the Cougar Career Closet have become accustomed to correcting a common misconception. “When students first hear about it, they ask, ‘So I have to return the clothes?’ ” said Sophie Cruz, a career...
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November
19,
2019
| 05:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
Daisy Santana thought about leaving Cal State San Marcos. Escaping an untenable living situation during her freshman year led to an exhausting commute for the final months of the semester last spring. Then came a futile search to secure affordable...
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October
15,
2019
| 12:22 AM America/Los_Angeles
Giving back is a fundamental part of life for Lee and Rosita Hieb. Now retired, they understand the challenges of charitable giving for young people when they’re early in their careers and trying to get established. But Lee and Rosita also know...
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September
25,
2019
| 06:24 PM America/Los_Angeles
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. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. Proceeds support student success programs and scholarships. ...
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September
11,
2019
| 07:38 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last fall, staff and faculty wasted no time calling dibs to temporarily name a unique campus landmark in support of students. The playful employee giving campaign, which debuted in fall 2018 and in its first year eliminated the funding gap of the Stu...
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August
28,
2019
| 11:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Fox Russell visited Cal State San Marcos on Nov. 27, 2018 to sign paperwork for an endowed scholarship in honor of his late parents. The trip ended with an unexpected gift that is still being celebrated nearly a year later. Before Fox left camp...
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August
27,
2019
| 11:41 PM America/Los_Angeles
Jack Raymond has been part of Cal State San Marcos since the beginning – since before the beginning, actually. Raymond was among a small group of community leaders who led the charge to establish CSUSM in 1989. As the longest-serving chair of CSUS...
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June
18,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has a long history of successful Gala fundraisers to support student scholarships. But the 2019 Gala on June 8 was unlike any other. A special evening to celebrate the legacy of President Karen Haynes and First Gentleman Ji...
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June
13,
2019
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 11:42 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 09:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 11:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 10:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 09:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 12:52 AM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 11:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 10:25 AM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 08:22 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 01:03 AM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:18 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 05:44 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 07:09 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 10:01 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 06:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 10:10 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 12:52 AM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 07:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 11:49 PM America/Los_Angeles
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
| 07:32 PM America/Los_Angeles
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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