Cal State San Bernardino’s “Our Defining Moment: The Campaign for CSUSB” has successfully reached its ambitious goal of $200 million having just surpassed the $203 million mark.

This accomplishment is particularly significant as the public phase of the campaign was launched just last December, leaving three more years to continue its momentum.

“The realization of the $200 million milestone is attributed to the invaluable support of CSUSB’s exceptional faculty and staff, dedicated friends and loyal alumni,” said CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales. “Their unwavering belief in the vision of our university has made a profound impact on its future, enabling CSUSB to deliver an outstanding education and transformative experiences to its students.”

“This incredible achievement was reached thanks to our amazing and committed university community,” said Robert Nava, vice president for University Advancement and executive director for the CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation. “With three more years to go, I am excited to see the impact we can make with this historic campaign. Together, we are shaping the future and making a lasting difference.”

When the campaign first took off, CSUSB became the first public institution of higher learning in the United States and in the 23-campus CSU system to launch a comprehensive campaign focusing on making appeals and pitches to donors, and grants and research funding.

The decision by the cabinet and foundation’s board to adopt an innovative “blended” approach, leveraging philanthropic gifts alongside sponsorship research grants, has fostered a remarkable synergy between the advancement and academic affairs divisions. This collaborative effort has propelled the university’s resource development forward and contributed to the campaign’s success.

The Our Defining Moment campaign is structured around four pillars, which include:

  • Scholarships – To invest in our students to further eliminate barriers to success, expand educational opportunities and enrich their academic success
  • Faculty – To invest in our outstanding faculty and to attract and retain new faculty to further enhance research, creativity and scholarship
  • Programs and Research – To advance academic excellence, energize and expand robust programs and create new ways to address today’s global challenges
  • Capital Construction – To modernize facilities that enhance teaching and learning and create new environments conducive to student and faculty scholarly endeavors

The campaign will remain active until June 30, 2026, providing further opportunities for growth and expansion of its objectives.

For more information or to make a contribution, visit the Our Defining Moment website.