With the help of 683 generous people, Cal State San Bernardino surpassed its goal of 500 donors and raised a total of $96,537 for student scholarships and programs as part of its annual Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 29.
CSUSB not only surpassed its donor goal by 36%, but also had more than 300 first-time donors join in on the annual day of giving. With the help of alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university, 108 programs and initiatives were supported.
To spread awareness and generate excitement around the spirit of giving, the CSUSB Office of Philanthropic Giving gathered a group of volunteers a week before the big day on Coyote Walk to hand out Giving Tuesday cookies and provide information to those passing by.
When Giving Tuesday officially launched on Nov. 29, the Philanthropic Giving team and other volunteers returned to Coyote Walk for an afternoon of fun, which included “Pie A Professor,” activities, prizes and, of course, giving.
CSUSB strives to be the helping force when state and federal funding fall short. With the generous support of donors, gifts to any CSUSB fund help fill these gaps and support programs, such as the Obershaw DEN Food Pantry, helping provide warm meals to the 37% of students facing food insecurities at both the San Bernardino and Palm Desert campuses. In addition to the Obershaw DEN pantries, this year CSUSB focused on raising funds for scholarships, geology field work, athletics, the CSUSB libraries and more.
For more information about CSUSB’s Giving Tuesday, visit the #GivingTuesday2022 website.
To learn more about the international Giving Tuesday campaign, which is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States, visit the Giving Tuesday website.