About the Foundation

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Welcome to the College of Southern Maryland Foundation

Who We Are

Established in 1970, the CSM Foundation is the non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization and fundraising arm of the College of Southern Maryland.

What We Do

Comprised of an all-volunteer tri-county Board of Directors, the CSM Foundation raises friends and funds to support students and college initiatives. We promote scholarships, programs, technology, professional development and special projects that strengthen and develop CSM and our students. Through the support and investment of our generous partners and donors, the CSM Foundation manages net assets of approximately $10 million in FY2015. During the past five years we were able to:

  • Raise $2.8 million in scholarship and program funds.
  • Award $2.5 million in support of credit and workforce development scholarships, and programs including: the arts, athletics, nursing, STEM, the CLC, technology, outreach efforts, etc.
  • Manage 125 annual and endowed scholarship funds with an average of 400 awards per year.

Why It Matters

We hope to transform the lives of our students and our community by providing access to high-quality and affordable education. Our donors help 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.

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