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Dear Friends of Cal Poly Veterans Success Center,


Cal Poly is currently looking for donations to help fund our veterans services. Donations, no matter the size, can significantly improve the services that we provide and the experience of our military-affiliated students. 

Some of the things that we are currently fundraising for include:

  • Food/food supplies and meals for students using the VSC. Food and housing insecurity is a notable need our military students face. The VSC works to provides snacks, coffee, tea and meals to these students while also working with our local community resources to ensure that our military-affiliated students are provided for. 
  • Printing costs - one of the most-used services we offer in the VSC is free printing to our military-affiliated students. 
  • Student travel to the Student Veterans of America conferences. This is an incredible opportunity to network, engage in workshops specific to the military student population and grow as a leader for our community. 
  • Scholarships

Our biggest future need, by far, is funding a larger space that would allow more students to access the VSC and the resources we offer. On an average day, the VSC sees many more students than we have space to accommodate. Our hope is to have a space that would allow our School Certifying Official to be in the VSC to answer questions regarding VA benefits, a place where students could prepare and store meals to cut down on their costs, a social/community space and quite/study spaces. 

Thank you for considering supporting our veterans and military dependents. 

1) By Check

Send a check payable to "Cal Poly Veterans Success Center" designating your gift to Cal Poly Veterans Success Center to:

Kathleen McMahon - C/O Veterans Success Center
Building 52, Room E14
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0208

2) Online

Step 1 - Go to Cal Poly Giving
Step 2 - Under "Designations," click "Select College(s) and Program(s) for Pop-Up Menu," choose "Other - Write Fund Name Next Step," and click "Continue."
In the field right below labeled "Enter fund not listed or choose from menu on the left:" put in "Veterans Success Center." 

Proceed to fill out all the necessary information, then click "Save and Continue."

If you would like more information about the needs of this incredible community, please contact the VSC Coordinator, Kari Leslie at (805) 756-7112. 

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