Gift From Burnhams Benefits Nonprofits and Students

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The DLH Foundation, whose mission is to create a community and help find a cure for gastro-esophageal cancers, has been a longtime participant in the Senior Experience Program. But the opportunity to participate this fall through the Burnham Leadership Experience means the foundation has more funds available for the annual scholarships it provides to college students affected by gastro-esophageal cancers in their families.“We’re just so tickled to be part of this Burnham project,” said Denise Ross, the DLH Foundation’s director of marketing and communications. “It was the best surprise. The Senior Experience Program is beyond valuable.”The DLH Foundation team was an intercollege group that included two students from the College of Business Administration – Danielle Arnold and Stephanie Lee – and three human development students – Maria Arca, Julio Mena and Kimberly Zuniga.“We’re really excited to be one of the first groups to help a local nonprofit and grow their business,” Danielle said.Another Burnham Leadership Experience team worked with North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down, which aims to raise awareness of the plight of homeless veterans and connect them with service providers. The CSUSM team working with the organization included five College of Business Administration students – Kyle Bearce, Hunter Kupka, Brooke Leong, Kimberlin Moore and Greg Santiago.The team’s goal was to help North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down improve its pipeline of donors and volunteers.“While the $1,500 to participate in Senior Experience may not seem like a lot of money, it can be a lifesaver for nonprofits like the North County San Diego Veterans Stand Down,” Hunter said.Malin and Roberta Burnham have been supporters of CSUSM since its founding.“Roberta and I continue to be impressed by the caliber of CSUSM’s students, their commitment to community and their responsiveness to industry,” Malin Burnham said. “It’s exciting to be part …

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