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October 2016 Newsletter
Invest Today. Transform Tomorrow.
Welcome to the CSM Foundation family. Our newsletter will keep you informed of the impact your contribution has on the lives of our students and the community we all call home. Each dollar, contributed by people like you, transforms the future of Southern Maryland through higher education. Join us as we highlight the opportunities our network of supporters has made possible.
Philanthropist Marianne Harms Makes $1 Million Gift to CSM
From left are CSM Foundation Director Dixie Miller, CSM Foundation Chair Rane Franklin, Harms, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin and CSM Vice President Prince Frederick Campus Dr. Rich Fleming.
Endowed Scholarship to Help Students Prepare for Better Lives
With a vision to positively impact students and their futures, philanthropist and astute businesswoman and developer Marianne Harms of Huntingtown has made a $1 million gift to provide scholarships for students at CSM.
From left are CSM Foundation Director Dixie Miller, CSM Foundation Chair Rane Franklin, Harms, CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin and CSM Vice President Prince Frederick Campus Dr. Rich Fleming.
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Your IMPACT since July 2015
The IMPACT Campaign is a $10 million fundraising campaign to transform the lives of current and future CSM students. To date more than $6.4 million has been raised toward the goal. The CSM Foundation is grateful to the 292 new supporters and the hundreds of continued supporters who have made their impact by investing today to transform tomorrow. The IMPACT Campaign is in its silent phase and will go public next month, so watch for more news!
Initiative One
Inspire Access and Affordability through Scholarships and Student Success:
The new Presidential Scholars Program Scholarship Fund was launched in 2015 under the leadership of CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried and with the help of the Florence B. Trueman Trust fund led by Mr. Scott Whitney of Calvert County. The new program was created to attract the best and brightest top 10% of graduates from Calvert County high schools and includes a scholarship covering 25% of tuition the first year and 50% the second. The program is run as a cohort program and incorporates field trips, a speakers’ series, and other extracurricular activities for the scholars. The first year was a success and some adjustments were made for the second year. CSM is hoping to identify other donors who are interested in underwriting this program at the La Plata and Leonardtown campuses as well as to serve students of those two counties.
This year, the H.T. Waring Scholarship for Kids' and Teen College was awarded to more than 50 youth ages 7-12 in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties. This scholarship fund allows students to experience Kids' and Teen College on our campuses for a week's worth of fun.
More than 100 scholarships were awarded for career development programs including welding, HVAC, medical assisting, construction, truck driver training, and more. For more information about or to apply for these scholarships visit, the Scholarships and Financial Aid webpage.
Initiative Two
Influence Success Through Transformative Programs, Facilities, and Technology:
The schedule has been set for the 2016-17 Ward Virts Concert Series. Thanks to our sponsors through the CSM Foundation: Dr. and Mrs. Henry Virts, Edward and Patricia Mehosky, Mary Anna Phillips, Stovy and Anne Brown, and Nancy Powell Hempstead in memory of Roger Powell.
The CSM Foundation and local sponsors provided the funding, equipment, and materials to build two new women’s softball dugouts. Dugout sponsors included: American Door Company, Chaney Enterprises, Jim Cleary, Clinton Fence, Complete Landscaping, G&B Insulation, Griffith Masonry, La Plata Campus Student Association, Lowe's of La Plata, Perspective Craftsmen LLC, R&D Cross, R&F Metals, the Kruszka Family, and Ron Toward.
"We are all about students. That's what this is all about and if this makes our students' experience that much better, if we're putting them in a safer environment, that's what we need to be doing," said CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried.
Initiative Three
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Partnerships:
Under the leadership of CSM President Dr. Brad Gottfried, and from a generous donation from Michael and Liz Chiaramonte and the Francis P. Chiaramonte M.D. Family Foundation, CSM launched its new Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute (EII) this summer. Thomas Luginbill was recently hired as the new director and will be teaching part-time as a part of the entrepreneur certificate program, and he will be responsible for the operation of the Institute. Look for more to come on this exciting initiative.
Foundation Latest News
Latest News
  • Launched our NEW CSM Foundation website:
  • Held our second Splash for Scholarships at the Leonardtown Campus--More than $80,000 was raised this year to benefit scholarships.
  • Raised $73,687 at our 25th Annual Golf Classic at Swan Point Yacht and Country Club on August 18.
  • Formed an Alumni Team to reach out and engage alumni and initiated the CSM Alumni Perks program. Join alumni and friends today!
  • Held first-ever CSM Alumni and Friends Connection Night Out at the Regency Furniture Stadium Ballpark on August 26.
  • Awarded $885,739 to CSM last fiscal year including more than 350 scholarships.
  • Held first annual brick recognition ceremonies at Leonardtown and Prince Frederick Campuses.
  • Appointed Jim DiMisa, Steve Peters, Trey Proctor, Harry Shasho, Lisa Oliver, Ila Shah, and Eileen Bildman to the CSM Foundation Board of Directors.
  • Awarded Calvert Memorial Hospital with the Partnership in Education Award at the 2016 Leading Edge Awards.
  • Congratulated Foundation Director Dixie Miller and Jim Ritter on their wedding on April 30.
  • Dr. Ila Shah donated toward the purchase of new scooters and tricycles for the St. Charles Children's Learning Center.
  • Held a photo-op with Community Bank of the Chesapeake to recognize $100,000 IMPACT pledge in support of scholarships.
Save The Date
Scholarship Awards Reception
October 21
CSM Foundation Scholarship Awards Reception, La Plata Campus, Physical Education Center (PE Building)
Giving Tuesday
November 29
The CSM Foundation will join thousands of colleges and nonprofits around the world for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity by participating in #GivingTuesday, a 24-hour online giving event using social media to make your impact locally.
Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets
Gifts of Stock and Appreciated Assets Chart
What’s Your Legacy? We Offer the Ease of Planned Giving.
With the stock market nearing historic highs, now may be the time to consider donating appreciated investments to the Foundation.
How It Works
• You transfer appreciated stocks, bonds, or mutual fund shares you have owned for more than one year to the Foundation.
• The Foundation sells your securities and uses the proceeds according to your designation.
• You receive an immediate income tax deduction for the fair market value of the securities on the date of transfer (even if you originally paid much less for them).
• You pay no capital gains tax on the transfer when the stock is sold.
• Giving appreciated stock can be more beneficial than giving cash. The "cost" of your gift is often less than the deduction you gain by making it.
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CSM Foundation Form 990
The U.S. Treasury Department requires that 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organizations provide the public with copies of their Form 990 upon request, in addition to making a copy of the 990 available for inspection at their offices. To request a copy of the CSM Foundation Form 990, please send contact information, including name, phone and mailing address to the Development Department.
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