Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and CSUSM partner up in support of veterans


The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation and California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) co-hosted a by-invitation-only event Thursday evening, Sept. 12, to support military veterans through higher education and through philanthropic funding to nonprofit organizations with The Patriots Initiative.

Major General Anthony L. Jackson, USMC (Ret.), director of California State Parks, was the keynote speaker. CSUSM President Karen Haynes spoke about the ongoing commitment of the university to veteran students.

Greg Hillgren, founder and chairman of The Patriots Initiative, introduced this new outreach program of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation focusing on the needs of military service members, active and retired, and their families. The event was held at the McMahan house on the CSUSM campus. Photos/McKenzie Images. For photos online, visit