Cal State San Bernardino exceeded its goal of $50,000 for student scholarships as part of its Giving Tuesday campaign, which was officially held on Dec. 1, coinciding with the annual Giving Tuesday national event.
More than $61,000 was raised by 300 donors. The goal this year was to raise enough funds to provide 50 students with $1,000 scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year.
“I am so proud of our CSUSB family for coming together and selflessly donating to support our students,” said Robert J. Nava, vice president for University Advancement and executive director for the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation. “Thank you to everyone who donated. Your generosity will help deserving students and will leave a lasting impression as they work to achieve their academic goals.”
Recipients of the Giving Tuesday scholarship are among the top students in their classes, breaking through barriers while continuing to help others through outstanding community service.
All members of the campus community – alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students – were encouraged to donate and make a difference. CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales matched donations — dollar for dollar up to $10,000 – for donations that were submitted before midnight on Dec. 1.
Giving Tuesday, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States, is to inspire people to work together in improving their local communities and give back in meaningful ways to the charities and causes they support.
Although Giving Tuesday is officially over, donations are still being accepted until the end of the year. To make a donation, visit the CSUSB Giving Tuesday website, or text “CSUSB” to “71777.”
To learn more about the international Giving Tuesday campaign, visit the Giving Tuesday website.