Giving Tuesday | December 3, 2019

Giving Tuesday Online Giving Day December 3, 2019

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, December 3 to celebrate student success by showing your generosity on #GivingTuesday, a 24-hour online giving event. Last year, the CSM Foundation raised more than $136,000 from more than 270, 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.

Double Your Donation

These generous donors have pledged to match gifts, dollar for dollar, toward the following funds:

  • Calvert County Chamber of Commerce Endowed Scholarship | Established in 2002 by the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce to support business majors from Calvert County. (Calvert Chamber of Commerce will match first $2,100)
  • Cox Family Memorial Scholarship | Established in 2002 by the Cox Family to support full- or part-time credit and continuing education students. (Donor Linda Cox will match first $1,000.)
  • CSM Men’s Basketball Team  |  Donors Steve and Vinny Kruszka will match first $500.
  • Danny Williams Scholarship  |  Established in 2019 by Jerry and Barbara Green and friends of Danny Williams in support of student athletes. (Donors Jerry and Barbara Green will match first $1,500.)
  • Eleanor Loretta Alvey Endowed Scholarship | Established in 2019 by the Alvey Family to support students who are returning adults with at least one dependent child and reside in St. Mary’s County. (Donor Johnny Alvey will match first $1,000.)
  • Hawk Feeders | Hawk Feeders are micro-pantries where donated goods (food, etc.) are made available to students to assist with addressing their short-term basic needs. (Donors Walter and Jane Grove will match first $1,000)
  • 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. (Donor Nancy Hempstead will match first $1,000.)
  • Jerry and Nancy Zanelotti Memorial Scholarship  |  Established in by Toni Kruszka and her brothers Jerry, Joe, and John Zanelotti in memory of their parents in support of students majoring in fine arts, with a preference for theater majors. (Donor Toni Kruszka will match first $1,000.)
  • John and Ginny Walters Scholarship | Established in 2018 by Angela Walters Small in support of students pursuing a degree in Teacher Education or Criminal Justice. (Donor Angela Walters Small will match first $1,000.)  
  • Johnston Fehl Scholarship Endowment  |  Established in 2019 by Bob Johnston and Sandy Fehl in support of students pursuing a degree in Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, Fire Science, or the Arts and Humanities Pathway, with preference given to veterans. (Donors Bob Johnston and Sandy Fehl will match first $3,000.)  
  • Nyce Annual & Endowed Scholarship | Established in 2014 by Valerie Nyce in support of students who reside in Southern Maryland. (Donor Val Nyce will match first $1,500.)
  • Peter Cangelosi Memorial Scholarship | Established in 2014 by Laurie and Raymond Cangelosi to support students majoring in a medical field. (The Cangelosi Family will match the first $1,750.)
  • Roberta Kieliger Sisters at Heart Scholarship  |  Established in 2017 by the Sisters at Heart Breast Cancer Survivors Group of Charles County in support of students who are pursuing a degree or certificate in a healthcare field. (Donors Bob Kieliger and Sisters at Heart Breast Cancer Group of SOMD will match first $2,000.)
  • Southern Maryland Women's League Scholarship | Established by SMWL in 2009 to support students who are single parents or children of a single-parent household.  (SMWL will match first $1,000.)
  • Zonta Club of Charles County Fund | Established by the Zonta Club of Charles County in 2012 to support students who are experiencing hardship that impacts their ability to begin or continue their academic education. (Zonta Club of Charles County will match first $1,000.)

Want to be become a matching donor on #CSMGivingTuesday?  Contact us for more information at 301-934-7599 or

Power Hours:

Donors who give during one of three power hours during the day will be entered to win exciting prizes! Power hours will be held at 8 a.m., 12 p.m., and 6 p.m. Prizes are as follows…

  • 8-9 a.m. – Southern Maryland Sampler Power Hour: Fine assortment of Running Hare Vineyard wine, gift certificate to Hancock Family Farms in La Plata, gift card to Joson Fine Jewelry & Home Boutique in La Plata, and a gift card to Occasions Boutique in Prince Frederick. 
  • 12-1 p.m. – Adrenaline Rush Power Hour: SkyZone Family Fun Pack (60 minute jump pack for 4 people), Escape Rooms Southern Maryland (one private escape room experience for up to 6 people), gift card to Modell’s, gift card to Brackish Waters (skate, surf, and ski shop in Prince Frederick), and a free one-month membership to Coal Road CrossFit in La Plata. 
  • 6-7 p.m. –  Stay Connected Power Hour: Apple iPad and Apple Pencil