Articles tagged with 'Giving' | CSUSM

CSUSM NewsCenter (Giving)

2022
May
17,
2022
| 13:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
Steve Wagner, the president and co-founder of Stone Brewing, and his wife, Laura, have given $1 million to Cal State San Marcos to establish funding to support social mobility, one of the core tenets of the university’s new strategic plan. The Stone ...
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April
19,
2022
| 10:21 AM America/Los_Angeles
Russell Low was in the hospital late last summer, recovering from a mysterious infection that nearly killed him, when he began to think of himself as a ripple. Ripples and their far-reaching effects have been the overarching theme of much of Low’s ad...
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March
24,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
A love of history is in the genes for MJ Teater. Both of her grandfathers studied the subject in college, and her mother devours dense texts about such arcane topics as medieval English royalty. “History has always made me the happiest,” said Teater,...
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March
23,
2022
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jimmy Thai wants to do his part to motivate and help the next generation of leaders make a positive impact on society.Thai, who earned his MBA from Cal State San Marcos in 2000, is doing that in myriad ways. That includes recently establishing the CS...
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March
08,
2022
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
During her improbable climb from a poor girl growing up in China to a partner at one of the largest accounting firms in America, Annie Norviel can point to many significant milestones along the way. One of the foundational ones from her perspective w...
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2021
December
21,
2021
| 11:31 AM America/Los_Angeles
When he transferred to Cal State San Marcos from Grossmont College in August, John W. Edwards III had no idea what service learning was.Even when he was exposed to the concept early in his EDUC 364 course, he understood it mainly as a 20-hour require...
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December
07,
2021
| 11:46 AM America/Los_Angeles
CSUSM broke Giving Day records last week, raising $457,193 in just 24 hours – making it the highest single day of collective giving in university history.“I am awestruck by the generosity of so many,” said Jessica Berger, vice president for Universit...
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November
19,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Jessica Berger wasn’t due to start her new job as Cal State San Marcos’ vice president of University Advancement for two more months when she visited campus for commencement last May.The fact that Berger wasn’t officially working for CSUSM yet was ir...
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November
08,
2021
| 08:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has received a gift of $200,000 from a Southern California foundation to further develop the existing nursing simulation and skills labs located in San Marcos and Temecula. The donation is the first one that CSUSM has received fr...
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September
21,
2021
| 13:40 PM America/Los_Angeles
Giving to a special project or initiative at Cal State San Marcos has never been easier, thanks to the university’s new peer-to-peer fundraising platform, Cougar Crowdfunding.Cougar Crowdfunding helps bring groups of donors together to fund specific ...
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April
27,
2021
| 14:57 PM America/Los_Angeles
Last fall, Cal State San Marcos honored civil rights icon Dolores Huerta by naming in her honor the office in the Extended Learning building for the College Assistance Migrant Program, better known as CAMP. Now, staunch supporters of CSUSM since its ...
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March
23,
2021
| 14:28 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cal State San Marcos has received a $250,000 grant from The Conrad Prebys Foundation that it will use to continue to build out the Innovation Hub that first launched last spring.  The gift announced Tuesday is the first one that CSUSM has received fr...
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February
25,
2021
| 08:30 AM America/Los_Angeles
Paul Ecke III awoke on New Year’s Day eight years ago facing the most daunting of resolutions: the house project to end all house projects.On the final day of 2012, Ecke had completed the sale of his family’s storied Encinitas ranch to the Leichtag F...
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2020
December
22,
2020
| 15:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
M.J. Lee already was struggling acutely with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic as the fall semester at Cal State San Marcos drew to a close.It was hard enough for Lee to juggle a heavy class load in biological sciences as she felt the pressure ...
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October
11,
2020
| 17:23 PM America/Los_Angeles
Financial hardship is overwhelmingly one of the most common reasons a college student places their education on hold. But thanks to the generosity of Cal State San Marcos employees who called “dibs,” an unexpected expense doesn’t have to derail dream...
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July
09,
2020
| 08:13 AM America/Los_Angeles
Bob Mangrum often told stories about the impact teachers had on his life. Mangrum’s mother died when he was young, and he had a challenging upbringing in Oklahoma. He shared with his children, Trudy and Bill, that it wasn’t unusual for him to skip...
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July
08,
2020
| 13:59 PM America/Los_Angeles
It seemed like a simple question in the moment. Yet Nathaniel Keifer-Wheals was left stumped by it.  It was 2017, and Keifer-Wheals was driving to the annual Cougar Night at Petco Park. His passenger was Michelle Romans, Cal State San Marcos' dire...
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June
12,
2020
| 16:35 PM America/Los_Angeles
Cathy Baur went through a half-dozen newspapers every day when she was the public information officer for the Poway Unified School District. This was in 1990, long before Google alerts and online aggregation services, and Baur’s job responsibiliti...
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May
04,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/Los_Angeles
Dorris Staples always had a passion for helping others. The board members of her foundation and her friends still remember hearing her describe it as helping someone get from one side of a bridge to the other, making sure they had the footing and cou...
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April
29,
2020
| 12:56 PM America/Los_Angeles
On Tuesday, May 5, the Cal State San Marcos spirit flag will wave proudly online as the university hosts One CSUSM, a day of giving to fund critical aid for students impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. For 24 hours, every gift will go directly to CSU...
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2019
November
27,
2019
| 10:30 AM 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
| 08:10 AM 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
| 15:22 PM 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
| 09:24 AM 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
| 10:38 AM 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
| 14:00 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
| 14:41 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
| 09:00 AM 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
| 09:00 AM 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
| 14:42 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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