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HOPE Giving

In October 2019 the CSI Foundation with help from community members launched the HOPE Giving Circle.

HOPE is about:


Others through the

Power of



The group is community and CSI women coming together to contribute time, experience and financial support for women at CSI who are actively seeking to transform their lives through education. 


Membership has several benefits including:

  • Connecting with others who believe in higher education.
  • Enhancement of their personal and professional relationships.
  • Selection of scholarship recipients.
  • Participating in circle events and workshops.
  • Ability to mentor a CSI Student.

Anyone who meets one of the following requirements for membership can join:

  1. An annual donation of $1,000 or more. This can be given in one lump sum or broken into any number of installments within a 12 month period.


  1. A minimum of $25 a month 12 consecutive months. Monthly donations over the minimum are encouraged and appreciated.

All members will be equal regardless of how the contribution is made. Contributions will be kept confidential. Contributions must be renewed annually in order for the participant to remain active in the circle. The membership cycle will run from July 1 to June 30 of each year. Annual cycles will turn over every year in July regardless of when the member started. Active participants will have access to all events and activities planned by the circle.

The next HOPE Circle event will be May 27, 2020. Contact our office for location and times.

Meetings of HOPE Giving Circle members will begin after July 1, 2020. The circle will be looking for leaders.