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Fundraising Events

Fundraising events are conducted for the sole or primary purpose of raising charitable funds where participants make a charitable contribution and a purchase for the fair market value of goods or services. Fundraising events may include dinners, dances, door-to-door sales of merchandise, concerts, carnivals, golf tournaments, auctions, casino nights, and similar events. Fundraising events with gross receipts greater than $ 5,000 must be approved in writing by a delegated gift authority when the fundraising event utilizes the university name, logo, or trademarks and represents that the university will benefit from the proceeds. The CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that is an auxiliary of CSUSB under agreement with the CSU trustees and is exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions made to the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation are tax-deductible under section 170 of the IRS Code. 

  1. Complete and submit the electronic Annual Giving service request form.
  2. Fundraising event request materials must be submitted to University Advancement (AD-104) for review and approval.  
  3. Once University Advancement approves the fundraising event, the ASO will contact Annual Giving for any other components accompanying your request, such as giving forms, crowdfunding, or giving buttons.  
  4. Once reviewed and approved or declined, an Annual Giving staff member will contact the requester via email to provide details and request additional information, if needed.  

For questions regarding fundraising events, contact your college’s Director of Philanthropy and Philanthropic Support Associate.   

If you'd like to schedule a meeting to review project details before submitting your request or have additional questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with Susana Barbosa at