Giving Tuesday | December 1, 2020

Giving Tuesday Online Giving Day 2020

Make Your Gift | HELP A HAWK

Unite with us on #GivingTuesday, a 24-hour online giving event, to support CSM students through the Help a Hawk Fund. Gifts of every size contributed on #GivingTuesday help to transform the lives of our students.

The Help a Hawk Fund began in March 2020 as the Student Emergency Fund in response to the negative impact of COVID-19. Because of your generosity, more than $120,000 has already been disbursed directly to CSM students in immediate need--and we are just getting started! More students need help – 100% of funds raised go directly to those in need.

Help a Hawk funds are unrestricted, allowing CSM the flexibility to pivot quickly to meet the immediate needs of our students and the college during these unprecedented times. Examples of how Help a Hawk funds may be used:  

  • Hawk Feeder Care Packages 
  • Tuition assistance – including scholarships for current students to assist with retention efforts
  • Technology and educational supplies
  • Programming 

Want to donate directly to a particular program or department? Not a problem! Just specify where you’d like your gift to go when you make your contribution.

Double Your Donation

These generous donors have pledged to match gifts, dollar for dollar. Choose to donate to one of the matching funds below and double your donation!

  • Cox Family Memorial Scholarship | Linda Cox will match first $500 donated to this fund. This fund was established in 2002 by the Cox family to support full or part-time credit and continuing education students. 
  • Hawk Feeder Program | Walter and Jane Grove will match first $2,500 donated to this fund. 
  • Help a Hawk Fund | Toni and Steve Kruszka will match first $500 donated by CSM ALUMNI.
  • Jayce Lynn Vermillion Memorial Scholarship | Krista Vermillion will match $5 per donor up to $500 donated to this fund. 
  • Peter Cangelosi Memorial Scholarship | The Cangelosi Family will match the first $1,000 donated to this fund. The fund was established to support students majoring in the medical field. 
  • Zonta Club of Charles County Fund | The Zonta Club of Charles County will match the first $2,000 donated to this fund. 

Want to be become a matching donor on #CSMGivingTuesday?  Contact the Development Dept. at 301-934-7647 or

Give and Receive During POWER HOURS
Make your donation during one of the Power Hours (8-9 a.m., 12-1 p.m., or 6-7 p.m.) and be entered into a live drawing to win exciting prizes! Prizes are as follows...

  • 8 - 9 a.m. - Fit and Fab Power Hour featuring...
    10-visit pass and assorted goodies from Coal Road CrossFit in La Plata,  CSM Proud swag bag and Fire HD Tablet
  •  12 - 1 p.m. - Southern Maryland Power Hour featuring...
    MD state enamel necklace, Luca+Danni snowflake bracelet and Gift card from Joson Fine Jewelry and Home Boutique in La Plata, cylinder bird feeder and woodpecker seed cylinder from Wild Birds Unlimited in La Plata, Gosky 10x42 Prism Binoculars, and a Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Eastern & Central North America. 
  • 6 - 7 p.m. - Stay Connected Power Hour featuring...
    Apple iPad and Apple Pencil 

Help a CSM Student

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (S.748) Charitable Giving Incentive: Includes an above-the-line deduction (universal or non-itemizer deduction that applies to all taxpayers) for total charitable contributions of up to $300. The incentive applies to contributions made in 2020 and would be claimed on tax forms next year. The bill also lifts the existing cap on annual contributions for those who itemize, raising it from 60 percent of adjusted gross income to 100 percent. For corporations, the bill raises the annual limit from 10 percent to 25 percent. Analysis of S.748 prepared by the National Council of Nonprofits.

Join the Fun and HELP A HAWK!

Connect with us on Facebook (@CSMAlumniAndFriends) and follow @CSMHawks on Twitter to get in on the excitement, win prizes, and be entertained by some of CSM's closest friends!

Thank you

Help Us Help Our Hawks

When you make a gift this #GivingTuesday, help spread the word! Give us a shout-out on social media, share and re-tweet our posts, and encourage your own friends and followers to show that they're CSM Proud!