Give with the Heart of a Cougar!

With a joyful heart, we are excited to share that our Cougar community made a profound impact on our students, initiatives and programs, raising $317,174 in just 24 hours!

Together, our alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students set a new record with 2,231 gifts, a 54% increase over the previous mark set last year. The historic day featured $131,000 in dollar-for-dollar matches and competitive challenges, including Foundation Board Director Jack Raymond’s surprise $20,000 in Golden Challenges.

Some of the highlights from the day include:

  • CSUSM hit a milestone with $1 million in Giving Day gifts over the past five years..
  • The day started strong with 85 gifts made in the first hour, from midnight to 1 a.m.
  • The Educational Opportunity Program topped the leaderboard with $3,500 in challenge awards.
  • Student gifts increased 67% over last year.
  • Alumni gifts nearly doubled from a year ago.

The impact of Giving Day 2019 will be felt on campus for years to come. On behalf of our entire campus community, thank you to everyone who supported CSUSM on Giving Day and gave with the Heart of Cougar!











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