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CSUN Alumni Scholarship Campaign

Raised toward our $100,000 Goal
129 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 27, at 11:59 PM PDT
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Thank You for Giving from Your Hearts

March 30, 2020

Dear Donors, 


On behalf of the CSUN Alumni Foundation Board, Cindy and I would like to thank you for your generosity in supporting the Give from Your Heart alumni scholarship campaign. Over the last month and a half, nearly $70,000 has been donated to support current and future Matadors, and we are proud of our fellow alumni for their clear dedication toward our students.


While this campaign has ended, alumni and friends can continue to make an impact. Donations to the Alumni Scholarship Fund can be made year-round here.


As we find ourselves in the midst of unprecedented circumstances, we are in awe of the willingness of CSUN Alumni to gather together and continue elevating the Matador community. Thank you again for making an impact on the lives of CSUN students.


Take care of yourselves and each other.

With gratitude,

Dan and Cindy Chernow

In Support of CSUN Students

March 23, 2020

In the midst of unforeseen circumstances, it is more important than ever to ensure that CSUN students have access to the support they need. That's why we're giving from our hearts and donating to support CSUN Alumni Scholarships. 


Witnessing the generosity of CSUN alumni throughout this campaign has been an inspiring testament to the dedication that past generations of Matadors have for our current students. Our collective support can make a world of difference and help elevate a student in need. The First Generation, Legacy and Graduate Scholarships that you donated to are awarded annually from the CSUN Alumni Association and have helped hundreds of Matadors by alleviating financial pressures and allowing them to put their focus on their educational paths. 


From the bottoms of our hearts, we thank those who have given to support alumni scholarships through the Give from Your Heart Campaign. If you have not yet given and are able to do so, we encourage you to take advantage of the last few days of this campaign and make a donation to support our Matador students. 


With gratitude, 

Rich and Shellie Hadvina

Give to help students in need

March 20, 2020

During these uncertain times, it is imperative that we provide students with the support and resources they need so they can focus on their education. Your support to the CSUN Give from Your Heart scholarship campaign does just that.


Over the past month, we have witnessed the generosity of so many donors, collectively giving from their hearts to support Matadors on their paths toward a degree. It's this generosity that has inspired Dan and Cindy Chernow to give another $10,000 toward this effort, with the hope that others will be motivated to give during the last week of this campaign. 


CSUN understands that many feel uncertain of the financial impact of these times, and may not be able to contribute. However, if you are looking for a way to support our students on their educational journeys, your donation will be greatly appreciated. Together we can provide more Matadors with the resources they need to complete their degrees. 


Over $25,000 raised and another $5,000 matched!

March 13, 2020

Dear CSUN Scholarship Supporters,


Thank you for making a difference in the lives of current and future Matadors by donating to support the Give from Your Heart Alumni Scholarship Campaign. Your generosity has helped us raise over $25,000! To celebrate this milestone we are excited to donate another $5,000 of our matching gift toward this effort.


We have 14 days left in the campaign, and another $10,000 more to match, so we encourage everyone to share about this effort with your friends, family and fellow Matadors. Let's hit our goal and make an impact on CSUN students!



Dan and Cindy Chernow

Make an Impact and Get a CSUN Dodger Hat!

March 04, 2020

Help us get over the $30,000 mark!


 The next 100 donors to give $100 to the Give from Your Heart Alumni Scholarship Campaign will receive this limited edition (and highly coveted) CSUN Dodger Hat. Let's keep the momentum going to support more Matadors through CSUN Alumni Scholarships.


Donate now to get your hat before we run out!



We've raised $10,000!

February 26, 2020

We are thrilled to hit the $10,000 milestone and grateful for the generosity of every donor who has given to this campaign so far. In celebration, we are excited to contribute the first portion of our match to propel this effort. We have committed to matching an additional $15,000, so we encourage all supporters to share this fundraising page and help us get us to our goal. Let's go Matadors!


Thank you to everyone who has supported the Give from Your Heart campaign and contributed to or shared this page. You are making an impact in the lives of Matadors by elevating them on the path toward their degrees at CSUN!


We have four weeks left to hit our goal of $100,000 for Alumni Scholarships. Please help us get there by sharing this page with your CSUN friends and family.



Dan and Cindy Chernow 

First Week Complete!

February 21, 2020

Thank you to all of our donors who have donated to the Give From Your Heart Alumni Scholarship campaign in its inaugural week. Your support has helped us build momentum as we fundraise toward our goal of $100,000.


We are so grateful for the support of our fellow alumni, friends and family, and we ask that you help us continue this momentum by sharing this fundraiser with your networks. Use the sharing links above to post this page directly to your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn profiles. Or, copy the page URL and send it in an email with your personalized message.


As we move forward into this campaign, we are touched by the generosity of our fellow alumni and supporters and we look forward to witnessing the impact this effort will make on current and future Matadors.


With love,

The CSUN Alumni Board

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CSUN's first graduating class was nearly 100 students. CSUN now graduates about 10,000 students annually. Donate $100 to alumni scholarships and help CSUN students on the path toward earning their degrees.



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The CSUN Alumni Association has presented more than 300 scholarships to our outstanding students. Your donation will help endow these scholarships so support is available to students in perpetuity.



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