Private Donations Necessary to University Excellence
More than 90 percent of the innovative research conducted at Colorado State University is funded through the generosity and involvement of individuals, companies, and competitive research grants. Excellence in education, service and research at the University is possible in large part because of private giving.
In order to maintain and grow private support, Colorado State employs a number of fundraising techniques including calls to alumni and potential donors. The National Do Not Call Registry that went into effect Oct. 1, 2003, does not include educational institutions because private giving is essential for public education to cover unmet tuition costs and state-related budget cuts.
Funding received by the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences from the State of Colorado covers only the basics. Students who call to solicit money for the University understand the importance of private donations because they experience daily the exceptional programs funded through these gifts. So, when you receive a phone call from a CSU student seeking support, please remember how vital private donations are to ensuring an exceptional education for our students and a better future for our country.