From:                                         CSM Alumni and Friends Connection <>

Sent:                                           Tuesday, February 21, 2023 12:38 PM

To:                                               Toni Kruszka

Subject:                                     CSM Foundation News | February 2023


Spreading CSM Love

During February, CSM is showcasing CSM Love for staff, faculty, students, alumni, donors, and the community. YOU make CSM a better place, and we are grateful. Join the conversation and share your #CSMLove story with us on Facebook @CSMAlumniandFriends or email at

CSM Foundation Welcomes New Board Members
and Board Emeritus

The CSM Foundation is pleased to announce that Danielle Conrow, Julie Lemmon, and Teresa "Tiki" Shasho '14 have joined the board as new directors. Harry Shasho was named a board emeritus and Trustee Jose Gonzalez was appointed as the new liaison from CSM's Board of Trustees to the CSM Foundation Board.

Congratulations to the following CSM alumni for their recent achievements:

  • Draper Carter '03 was nominated for a 2023 Helen Hayes Award for his sound design work on "tick, tick...BOOM!" with Monumental Theatre Co. 
  • Kelly Porter '99 joined the Charles County Charitable Trust as its new director of development.
  • Nicole Ransom '14 created Cole Pops, a sweet line of cake pop treats that are available for order through Instagram @colescakepops.

Got news? Share it with us on Facebook @CSMAlumniAndFriends; by email at; or through the CSM Alumni and Friends Connection website.



Accepting Nominations
Distinguished Alumni Award

This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding professional achievements, exemplary community service, or exceptional service to CSM.

Nominations are invited from alumni, faculty, staff, trustees, friends of the College, and the community-at-large. Alumni may nominate themselves or others.


Scholarship Finder Opens
for 2023/2024 Academic Year
March 1

32nd Annual CSM Foundation Golf Classic and Sip & Swing
Aug. 10, 2023
Swan Point Yacht and Country Club 

This tournament is a signature event for CSM, raising more than $1 million for our students and college programs.

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Our Mission

The CSM Foundation serves as the fundraising arm of the college connecting donors and regional partners in support of our students, faculty, programs, and community by cultivating relationships and stewarding assets consistent with our donors' intent.

Our Vision

Transform the lives of our students and enrich our community.

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