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1965 Loyalty Society

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Cal State San Bernardino’s history runs deep, home to trailblazers, innovators, and visionaries. The 1965 Loyalty Society is named after
the University’s founding year and honors this institution’s history. With the 1965 Loyalty Society, we welcome a new and powerful tradition to recognize alumni and friends who give consecutively for 3 or more years with a gift of any size.

Membership to the 1965 Loyalty Society will unlock your exclusive access to fun, educational, and empowering surprises. Join hundreds of other loyal champions who leave their pawprints on the CSUSB experience in big and small ways!

Today, we celebrate the Coyote community, past and present, for pushing us forward.

Message from the Society Chair

Kim Hunsaker Headshot

I am honored to serve as the FY 2023-2024 1965 Loyalty Society Chair and be a part of a community of donors who strongly believe in our #Coyote4Life family. The 1965 Loyalty Society comprises a special group of alumni and friends who support CSUSB with annual gifts of any size for three or more consecutive years.

This donor community was created to celebrate and recognize the immense support of donors who have transformed Cal State San Bernardino since its founding in 1965. CSUSB is grateful to our loyal donors, whose generosity has allowed us to continue to carry the mission of offering world-class, affordable education in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.

As a new member of this society, I hope to serve and honor our dedicated friends in many ways. Members will receive newsletters, impact stories, special event invitations, and more! Through our newsletters, you will be among the first to learn about all the exciting new things happening at CSUSB! You will also be invited to attend events throughout the year where you will have the opportunity to get involved and meet other donors and have a chance to visit the campus.

This is an exciting time for CSUSB. We are in the midst of our largest and most ambitious comprehensive campaign, Our Defining Moment: The Campaign for CSUSB, in support of scholarships, research, and excellence in learning in all specialties. I am proud to be partner in this historic endeavor along with nearly 700 other members.

Thank you for your continuous support in helping CSUSB define the future.


Kim Hunsaker's Digital Signature




Kim Hunsaker ’97 ’15

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How are years of loyalty calculated?

Membership is based on household giving each fiscal year (July 1–June 30). CSUSB’s calculation of consecutive years of giving starts in 2011, the year that the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation was established.

Who is eligible to join?

Any alumni, faculty, staff, retiree, or friend of the university are eligible to join the society with a gift of any size for three or more consecutive fiscal years. (July 1-June 30)

What is the minimum annual gift for membership?

Gifts of any amount count toward CSUSB’s 1965 Loyalty Society membership.

Do I need to give to a specific fund or area?

You may direct your gift to any area of the university. Both unrestricted and restricted gifts qualify you for membership in society.

Can I buy back years online if I do not make a gift within the fiscal year?

Unfortunately, currently, we do not have a buy-back program. A lapse in annual giving will restart the consecutive giving year count. We understand sometimes life happens; therefore, we will analyze every situation case by case, please email us at for assistance.

How soon after meeting membership requirements will I be recognized as part of the 1965 Loyalty Society?

Donors who have given to the university for three or more consecutive years will be recognized as 1965 Loyalty Society members at the start of the next fiscal year on July 1.

Why does giving every year matter?

Annual gifts have an immediate impact and help meet the needs of every area at the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses. When you make a gift each year, you support programs and initiatives that make CSUSB an academic powerhouse in the Inland Empire and Coachella Valley.