What is the One CSUSM Campaign

The One CSUSM Campaign is a campaign for our students. During this unprecedented time there is incredible need and your gift provides the support necessary to help students continue their education. We are participating in a global day of giving and unity, set to take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes! You may be able to claim a charitable deduction for your gift.

How will my gift be used?
Your gift will support emergency grants for students to assist with food-insecurity, housing and technology needs related to distance learning, as well as other immediate financial needs, which will be administered through Associated Students Inc. (ASI).  Additionally, your gift will support textbooks, tuition expense and fees for students facing financial hardship due to COVID19, which will be administered through Student Financial Services.

Will I receive a receipt for my contribution?
Yes, you should receive an official tax receipt via email shortly after making your gift online. Please contact asteam@csusm.edu for additional questions regarding your tax receipt. 

When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card is charged immediately upon finalizing your gift on the site.

How is the Student Relief Fund different than CARES Act funding?
Both the Student Relief Fund and the CARES Act funding support our students with tuition and cost of attendance needs as a result of COVID-19 related financial hardships. The financial aid needs of our returning and incoming students are far beyond the funds that CSUSM received from the CARES Act. The Student Relief Fund remains vitally important to help us assist as many of our students as possible. Additionally, CARES Act funding has certain restrictions that makes some of our most financially at-risk students ineligible, while the Student Relief Fund has much fewer ineligibility restrictions.

Where can students request relief?
Students needing relief can submit a request through the ASI Student Emergency Fund process.

I am having trouble making a gift online. Who can I contact for additional assistance?
Please contact asteam@csusm.edu for troubleshooting issues and questions regarding making a gift online.

Who should I contact with questions about my contribution?
For more information about this campaign you can contact Sean Briner, Director of Annual Giving at sbriner@csusm.edu