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Nearly 1,500 donors, like Margo Kasch ('67), have given to SDSU for more than 20 years in a row. Nearly 1,500 donors, like Margo Kasch ('67), have given to SDSU for more than 20 years in a row.
 


SDSU Loyal: Alumna Says Helping Students is the ‘Right Thing To Do’

Nearly 1,500 donors, like Margo Kasch (’67), have given to the university for more than 20 years in a row.
By Lisa Haney
 

San Diego State University has been a part of Margo Kasch’s life since she was 3 years old and her father, Fred, was appointed assistant professor in the university’s physical education department.

Fred was an innovative researcher in cardiac rehabilitation and exercise physiology and was also head gymnastics coach. Margo remembers attending San Diego State College basketball games at a young age and watching her father’s gymnastics team do the halftime show.

Margo says she always knew she wanted to become a teacher. After earning her bachelor’s in mathematics at San Diego State in 1967, she earned her teaching credentials the next year and went on to teach at Patrick Henry High School.

Giving Back
Margo began donating to SDSU in 1984. 

“I think it probably started with the student phone calls, and then eventually getting things in the mail,” Margo says. “I always respond to those.”

Giving became a habit and she has been contributing ever since, over the last three decades. 

“There are many reasons that I give…but I think the most important thing for me is to help the students,” Margo says. “And giving is the right thing to do.”

Read Margo's full story in the Spring 2022 edition of SDSU Magazine