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Giving Day Raises Nearly $460K

Cal State San Marcos raised $459,638 in just 24 hours as part of Giving Day on Nov. 28.

“We are deeply grateful for everyone who helped make Giving Day such a resounding success, one that will have an immediate and lasting impact on our campus community,” said Jessica Berger, vice president for University Advancement.

Now in its ninth year at CSUSM, Giving Day is part of Giving Tuesday, an international day focused on philanthropy.

Giving Day contributions were made by 2,410 donors and came from a wide swath of supporters, including alumni, employees, students, parents, friends and sponsors.

Berger noted that this support is “a true testament to the strength of a dedicated community that collectively showed up together in such a big way.”

 The Giving Day highlights include:  

  • Meeting a variety of impressive matches, including a $15,000 employee match from SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union and a $25,000 power hour made possible by North City;
  • 52 ambassadors helped spread the word, bringing in a collective 339 gifts;
  • 377 students donated; and
  • One in five gifts were made by alumni.

Did you miss your chance to donate on Giving Day? You can still make a meaningful impact on the program you love. Give today!

Know a CSUSM project that needs funding? Connect with the Office of Annual Giving to launch a Cougar Crowdfunding project.

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