photos provided by CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SAN MARCOS

Silver and Blue

The California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Annual Gala: Celebrating 25 Years in Silver and Blue, brought together over 500 philanthropic, government, and business leaders with CSUSM students, alumni, faculty, and staff members. The night included silent and live auctions, a video showcasing three student scholarship recipients, and a “Raise the Paddle for Scholarships” auction. The black tie affair was co-hosted by CSUSM President Karen Haynes and the CSUSM Foundation Board and raised $180,000 for scholarships, programming, and faculty professional development. “Together we have built a University with high-impact programs preparing tomorrow’s leaders for the challenges of a rapidly changing world; a University building great communities by truly engaging with and reflecting those communities; and a University solving critical issues with cutting-edge research and with a guiding spirit that is nimble, entrepreneurial, and future-focused,” said President Haynes.