Against All Odds: Student Success Fund
The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences faculty, staff and students forge lifelong connections from day one through graduation, and beyond. We want you to believe in the value of a liberal arts education on Giving Tuesday—November 29, 2016. The College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral & Social Sciences is dedicated to innovative education, research, and dissemination of knowledge. We instill critical thinking in our graduates to recognize human and societal needs; design innovative and sustainable solutions; and embrace a global perspective. Your contribution to our Student Success Fund will help provide transformative educational opportunities and experiences that prepare students to engage in the community through creativity, community service, leadership, and life-long learning.
More specifically, we would like to honor and help those students who have persevered against all odds to get here and now need our help to graduate in 2017. Many of our students are first generation students: first in their families to go to college but also first in their families to be here in the United States. We would like to help these students and their families succeed. Another obstacle our students face is food and housing insecurity. A study released in February from the Chancellor’s Office estimated that 8.7% of students are housing insecure and 21% are food insecure. However, a student survey at CSULB estimated that those numbers are even higher – 12% housing insecure and 24% food insecure. Here is our opportunity to come together as a CHABSS community and foster a supportive and inclusive environment where all our students get a chance to succeed and contribute to our region. This is our chance to serve as a role model and inspire practical realization of ethics, integrity and social responsibility.
Each gift given on Giving Tuesday will be matched up to $1000 per gift and $25,000 total gifts by CSUSM Foundation Board Member and donor Jack Raymond. We challenge you to be our match by giving a gift that would ensure that another student will graduate next year by designating your gift to CHABSS. Every contribution is viewed as important. Whether it is great or small, gifts like yours help build the future of our community and will leave a lasting legacy to our students because building an enduring bond makes almost anything possible.
Give a gift and share our message with family and friends. Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees. Realize the reach your gift and message will have on CHABSS students and beyond.
Be our match and designate a gift to CHABSS on Giving Tuesday, November 29, 2016.