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December 2016 Newsletter
Invest Today. Transform Tomorrow.
Welcome to the CSM Foundation family where we aim to transform the lives of our students and our community by providing access to high-quality and affordable education. Your impact helps open the doors to higher education in Southern Maryland; close the money gap for students who cannot afford to pursue their educational or workforce training goals; and encourage the achievements of those who choose CSM as a path to success. Join us as we highlight our network of supporters, we are grateful for your continued support.
Thank You For Making an Impact
Happy Holidays!
Thank you for supporting our students on #GivingTuesday as 227 friends, alumni and employees came together to raise $70,176 for scholarships and programs.
As we close this exciting year, we want to thank you for your support in raising more than $1.8 million in 2016 that will be used to help students afford and succeed at CSM.  And we won't stop there.  In 2017 we will ask our Southern Maryland community to come together to make a $10 million impact through the MAKE AN IMPACT campaign culminating in 2018 with our 60th anniversary. 
  • Awarded more than 360 students with academic and workforce scholarships in 2016
  • Implemented student success and academic planning software
  • Launched the Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute (EII)
  • Contributed resources to create two cyber labs and expand STEM
  • Provided two new dugouts for women's softball
  • Established Veterans Lounge at La Plata Campus
  • Funded Presidential Scholars Program at the Prince Frederick Campus
  • Sponsored top prize for Student Juried Art Show and high school writing competition
Foundation Latest News
Eileen Bildman Joins CSM Foundation Board of Directors
Eileen Bildman Joins CSM Foundation Board of Directors
Bildman, of Hollywood, is the Director of Development and Marketing for Airtec, Inc. Working on expansion projects at the St. Mary's County Regional Airport, she has also served as the director of finance and employee relations. She owns her own design company, Studio 2 Designs, working mostly with commercial and larger residential custom homes.
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Solomons Plein Air Festival Provides $3,000 for Dennis Lake Smith Art Scholarship
Solomons Plein Air Festival Provides $3,000 for Dennis Lake Smith Art Scholarship
Proceeds from the 2016 Solomons Plein Air Festival (SPAF) benefited six community organizations, including $3,000 to the CSM Foundation for the Dennis Lake Smith Memorial Art Scholarship. From left to right are CSM Development Director Chelsea Brown; SPAF Chair Carmen Gambrill; CSM Foundation First Vice Chair and SPAF Volunteer Nancy Hempstead; CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin; and CSM Assistant Vice President of Community Relations and SPAF Volunteer Karen Smith Hupp.
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Calvert Chamber Supports CSM Students
Calvert Chamber Supports
CSM Students
The Calvert County Chamber of Commerce presented the CSM Foundation with $1,030 in support of the of the chamber’s scholarship.
From left to right are CSM Trustee Margaret Dunkle; Tina Shephard, a recipient of the Calvert County Chamber scholarship; CSM Trustee Chair Dorothea Smith; Chamber Board Chair Christi Lombardi; Chamber President Bill Chambers; CSM Vice President, Prince Frederick Campus, Dr. Rich Fleming; CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried; Dominion Energy Vice President Mike Frederick; Lillie Mattingly of Calvert Commercial Real Estate; Janna Jackson of Exelon Generation Calvert Cliffs; and CSM Foundation Directors Leah Estevez, Nancy Hempstead and Lisa Oliver; and CSM Vice President of Advancement Michelle Goodwin.
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Save The Date
Winter 2017 Commencement Ceremony
Winter 2017 Commencement Ceremony
January 19, 6:30 p.m.
Winter 2017 Commencement Ceremony, La Plata Campus, PE Bldg.
Regional Hughesville Campus Dedication
Regional Hughesville Campus Dedication
April 25
Dedication of the Center for Trades and Energy Training, Regional Hughesville Campus
Brick Recognition Ceremony
Brick Recognition Ceremony
April 26
Leonardtown Campus
Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony
Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony
May 18, 6 p.m.
Spring 2017 Commencement Ceremony, La Plata Campus, AD Lawn
26th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic
26th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic
August 10
26th Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic, Swan Point Yacht & Country Club
Our Mission
The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) Foundation, established in 1970, is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with a charge to promote academic excellence, growth, progress and the general welfare of the College of Southern Maryland by raising and managing funds, and providing support to strengthen and develop the college and its objectives.
Our Vision
A reflection of who we are… A vision of who we will become.
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