Giving Tuesday | November 27, 2018

Giving Tuesday November 27, 2018

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 27 to celebrate student success by showing your generosity on #GivingTuesday, a 24-hour online giving event. Last year, the CSM Foundation raised $123,124 through 370 students, friends, alums, and community members.

Choose CSM this year and champion student success! Your support will assist CSM students working toward degrees, certificates, or the mastery of a new skill set. Gifts of every size, contributed on #GivingTuesday by people like you, will help change lives here at home in Southern Maryland.


GIVE AND RECEIVE. Donate during a power hour and be entered into a live drawing to receive a fantastic prize!

  • 8-9 a.m. | Charles County Power Hour: Sky Zone Family Fun Pack (60 minute jump pack for 4 people), gift certificates to Rucci’s Deli ($50) and House Boutique in La Plata.
    Winner: Barry Hamilton
  • 12-1 p.m. | St. Mary’s County Power Hour: Escape Rooms Southern Maryland (one private escape room experience for up to 6 people), gift certificate to Quality Street Kitchen & Catering ($50) and Wine Tasting at Port of Leonardtown Winery.
    Winner: Thirza Morgan
  • 6-7 p.m. | Calvert County Power Hour: Wine Tasting and Private Tour at Running Hare Vineyard (for 10 people) and gift certificate to Occasions Boutique and Brick Wood Fired Bistro in Prince Frederick.
    Winner: Chris and Candi Hume

CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS. On #GivingTuesday each CSM campus is focusing on a project that will help their local campus and community.

  • CSM La Plata Campus - Hematology Analyzer for Medical Lab Technology Program
    This machine is critical to the educational experience of the Medical Lab students, a program that has enormous potential for growth in the health care industry in Southern Maryland.
  • CSM Leonardtown Campus - Fitness Equipment for the Nature and Fitness Trail
    The Nature and Fitness Trail on the college’s Leonardtown Campus is open to the community and is intended for both educational and recreational use and allows users to exercise while enjoying natural landscapes in an open air environment. The trail was recently renovated including widening and clearing the path, rebuilding two bridges over a creek, landscaping, signage for the trail, and tree identification. The next phase will be to add outdoor fitness equipment at the trail's entrance that will provide minimal impact on the natural environment while promoting and supporting a healthy college and community.
  • CSM Prince Frederick Campus - Ward Virts Concert Series
    The Ward Virts Concert Series celebrates the life and talent of Ward Virts, a talented Southern Maryland pianist who died suddenly in 1993. A group of Ward’s friends and classmates conceived the Ward Virts Piano Project to bring the love of life, beauty and music that Ward embodied to a new generation of Southern Maryland students, performers, and appreciative audiences. The concerts are performed on a world-class handcrafted Bosendorfer Grand Piano, a gift to CSM’s Prince Frederick Campus from the Ward Virts Piano Project.
  • CSM Regional Hughesville Campus - Workforce Development Scholarships
    The Center for Trades and Energy Training, the first building on the Regional Hughesville Campus, provides residents direct access to specialized training in career fields that have substantial growth potential, which plays a significant role in shaping the local economy by educating and training the future workforce and enriching the lives of Southern Maryland residents. Scholarships are needed for these workforce training students—who are ineligible for financial assistance—in the areas of business, construction and skilled trades, cybersecurity/IT, healthcare, hospitality, and transportation.

STUDENT PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS.  This #GivingTuesday both the CSM Student Association and CSM Athletics are raising money for programs in their areas.

  • The CSM Student Association is raising funds and awareness for its Students Helping Students Fund which provides assistance to CSM students that are experiencing a hardship that is impacting their ability to begin or continue their academic education.
  • CSM Athletics is raising funds for charter transportation for all teams, funding for trips to national competitions, and elevated bleachers for the soccer/lacrosse field. Donors may also give to the individual CSM athletic team that is nearest to their hearts. To participate in the Athletics Challenge, click here.

DOUBLE YOUR DONATION.  Generous donors have pledged to match your gift, dollar for dollar. Choose to donate to one of the matching funds below and double your donation!

  • Coldwell Banker Jay Lilly Real Estate Scholarship Fund for Construction Trades and Industrial Training | Established in 2012 by Jay Lilly to support students enrolled in the construction trades program. (First $1,000 will be matched.)
  • Cox Family Memorial Scholarship | Established in 2002 by the Cox Family to support full- or part-time credit and continuing education students. (First $1,000 will be matched.)
  • Hempstead Family Scholarship | Established in 2017 by Nancy Hempstead to support Calvert County residents who graduated from a Calvert County public high school and participated in Athletics. (First $1,000 will be matched.)
  • Mary I. Shasho Memorial Endowed Scholarship | Established in 2016 by Harry A. Shasho to support Criminal Justice majors. (First $10,000 will be matched.)
  • Nyce Annual Scholarship | Established in 2014 by Valerie Nyce in support of students who reside in Southern Maryland. (First $1,500 will be matched.)
  • Peter Cangelosi Memorial Scholarship | Established in 2014 by Laurie and Raymond Cangelosi to support students majoring in a medical field.  (First $3,000 will be matched.)
  • Southern Maryland Women's League Scholarship | Established in 2009 to support students who are single parents or children of a single-parent household.  (First $500 will be matched.)
  • Zonta Club of Charles County Scholarship | Established in 2012 to support students who reside in Southern Maryland and want to improve the status of women. (First $2,000 will be matched.)