Share Your Love For CSUN on Giving Day
36 Hours of Matador-Powered Giving for a Brighter Tomorrow

On Giving Day, Matadors and friends across the country and around the world are invited to give back to the CSUN colleges, programs and causes they love. Join our most personal giving opportunity of the year and donate to a program that changed your life. Share the love and help take CSUN to the next level.

Select the CSUN program that means the most to you to make a donation of any size. To multiply the impact of your contribution, watch for special challenges and matching opportunities throughout the 36-hour event. Last year, Giving Day raised more than $236,000 for CSUN and with your help, we can surpass that in 2024!

Want to be an Ambassador? Sign up below and you will receive your very own Giving Day dashboard, where you can select your favorite CSUN cause, access tools for success, and join our "You+2" campaign to receive fun swag. Then it’s all about you. Share your inspiring CSUN story with your friends, family and neighbors near and far to help raise money for your favorite program on campus. 

Were you an Ambassador in 2023? If so, please click “Sign Up” below to reset your password and become an Ambassador for 2024. 

Whatever you love about CSUN, there’s a Giving Day opportunity to create a brighter tomorrow. Join our Matador-powered movement and share the love on CSUN Giving Day.

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The Honey Kessler Amado CSUN Food Pantry Match
Honey Kessler Amado, proud Matador parent, CSUN Foundation Board Member and long-time CSUN supporter, will match all gifts to the CSUN Food Pantry, dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000.
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$50,000
The EOP Milt and Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Challenge
Proud CSUN alumnus Milt Valera and his wife, Debbie Valera, will unlock $50,000 to the EOP Milt and Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program when 25 donors make a gift to the EOP Milt and Debbie Valera Resilient Scholars Program.
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The Brighter Future Challenge
President Erika D. Beck, through the Brighter Future Fund, will award the top three participating student clubs or organizations which receive the most donors on Giving Day. First place will receive a $2,500 donation to their club or organization; second place will receive a $1,500 donation; and third place will receive a $1,000 donation.
Student Clubs and Greek Life Donors (44)
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$5,000
The Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences Challenge
In memory and honor of the passing of long-time faculty member, Laurie Cartwright, proud alumna and CSUN Foundation Board Member, Ruth Harris, will unlock $5,000 to the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences when 25 donors make a gift to any fund in the College of Health and Human Development.
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$10,000
The Department of Philosophy Donor Challenge
Alumnus Sidney Luckenbach, Jr. ’89 challenges all friends, students and alumni of CSUN’s Department of Philosophy to contribute to the department in support of programs that support student resources and success. If, during the challenge period, we receive 25 or more contributions, Sid will unlock $10,000 to the Sidney A. Luckenbach Memorial Award, in support of CSUN Philosophy students.
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The Community Endowed Professorship in Africana Studies Match
All donations made to the Community Endowed Professorship in Africana Studies during Giving Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, by CSUN alumnus Robert Taylor ’82, and his wife, Joy.
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$5,000
The Fayde Macune Donor Challenge for Social and Behavioral Sciences
Generous CSUN donor, Fayde Macune, will unlock $5,000 to the Charles W. Macune, Jr. Scholarship Endowment, providing scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students in the Department of History, when 25 donors give to any fund in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences during Giving Day.
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$5,000
The Zoraster Family Donor Challenge for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Zoraster Family will unlock $5,000 to the Albert Zoraster Valley Pioneer Scholarship Endowment in the Department of History when 25 donors give to any fund in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences on Giving Day.
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$5,000
The Wendy Greuel Nazarian College Dean's Fund Challenge
Wendy Greuel, Nazarian College Strategic Advisor and loyal supporter, will unlock $5,000 for the Nazarian College's Dean's Priority Fund when 20 donors give to any fund in the Nazarian College on Giving Day.
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$6,000
The Kathryn Sorrells Social Justice Challenge
Former faculty member and Communication Studies Department Chair, Kathryn Sorrells, has generously donated $6,000 to the Kathryn Sorrells Endowment for Social Justice. We’re looking for 25 donors to make a gift to any fund within the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication and join her in this season of giving.
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$5,000
The Zack Schuler Challenge for Matador Athletics
When 25 donors make a gift to the Matador Athletic Fund on Giving Day, proud alumnus, Zack Schuler, will unlock $5,000 in support of the CSUN Men’s Soccer Program.
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$5,000
Susan Ettinger First Generation Scholarship Challenge
Susan Ettinger, CSUN alumna and supporter will unlock $5,000 to the First Generation Scholarship Endowment when 25 donors give to a CSUN Alumni Student Scholarship.
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$5,000
The Karen Boyd Donor Challenge
Proud Matador, alumna and CSUN Foundation Board Member, Karen Boyd, will unlock $5,000 to the Turner Boyd Seraphine LLP Women in Intellectual Property Pipeline Scholarship Endowment when 25 donors give in support of the Turner Boyd Seraphine LLP Women in Intellectual Property Pipeline Scholarship Fund.
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The Black Scholars Matter Match
All donations made to Black Scholars Matter during Giving Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, by CSUN alumnus Robert Taylor ’82 and his wife, Joy.
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The MEP Alumni Scholarship Endowment Match
All donations made to the MEP Alumni Scholarship Endowment during Giving Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000, by CSUN alumnus Robert Taylor ’82 and his wife, Joy.
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$5,000
The Zoraster Family Donor Challenge for the College of Health and Human Development
The Zoraster Family will unlock $5,000 to the Zoraster Adaptive Physical Education Endowment in the department of Kinesiology when 25 donors give to any fund in the College of Health and Human Development on Giving Day.
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$5,000
The Pat Maloney ‘80 Challenge for the College of Science and Mathematics
Proud alumna and CSUN Foundation Board Member, Pat Maloney ‘80, will unlock $5,000 to the Wonderment Scholarship in Chemistry in Memory of Dr. Henry I. Abrash when 25 donors give to any fund in the College of Science and Mathematics on Giving Day.
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$10,000
The John J. Harris Donor Challenge for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
When 25 donors make a gift to any fund with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, alumnus and CSUN Foundation Board Member John J. Harris will generously unlock $10,000 to the John J. Harris Scholarship Endowment.
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$20,000
Beta Alpha Psi Donor Challenge
CSUN Alumnus Harvey Bookstein will unlock $20,000 to the Beta Alpha Psi CSUN Chapter when 20 donors make a gift to Beta Alpha Psi.
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$5,000
The Ivan Axelrod Nazarian College Scholarship Challenge
Ivan Axelrod, CSUN alumnus and generous supporter, will unlock $5,000 for Nazarian College Scholarships when 20 donors give to any fund in the Nazarian College on Giving Day.
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$5,000
The Barbara Halter Challenge for the Michael D. Eisner College of Education
When 25 donors give to any fund within the College of Education on Giving Day, CSUN alumna and generous supporter Barbara Halter, will unlock $5,000 toward the Bonnie H. Hightower Elementary Education Scholarship.
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$5,000
The Irv Zakheim Challenge for Matador Athletics
When the first 25 donors make a gift to the Matador Athletic Fund on Giving Day, proud alumnus, Irv Zakheim, will unlock $5,000 in support of the CSUN Baseball Program.
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$20,000
The WISE Challenge for the University Library
When 25 people donate to any fund within the University Library, a community member will unlock $20,000 to the Dr. Bonita J. Campbell Endowment for Women in Science and Engineering (WISE).
25 Donor Goal
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$5,000
The Alma Zatarain Alumni Student Scholarship Challenge
Alma Zatarain, CSUN alumna and co-business owner of Great Western Foils, Inc., will unlock $5,000 to the Desmond Gray Mounger Alumni Scholarship Endowment when 25 donors give to a CSUN Alumni Student Scholarship.
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