On Aug. 28, Colorado State University announced the launch of its first-ever comprehensive campaign in the 139-year history of the University. The Campaign for Colorado State University seeks to complete a $500 million fundraising effort in the next three years. The campaign focuses on ensuring student access to a world-class education through scholarships and fellowships, and providing funds to increase quality through enhanced facilities and investments in a variety of educational programs.
“The campaign will build a strong cornerstone of private support for Colorado State – part of a sustainable financial foundation that will serve our future alumni for generations to come,” said Dr. Tony Frank, President of Colorado State University. “With this campaign, we’re asking all those who believe in CSU’s mission to help build a stable, sustainable future for Colorado’s state university. Together, we can ensure that our children and grandchildren have the same access to the finest education in the world that public education offered us.”
The Campaign for Colorado State University has already surpassed the halfway mark with approximately $290 million toward the $500 million goal over the past four years during the campaign’s quiet phase. University officials announced the public launch of the campaign at CSU’s premier Denver alumni event, the Green and Gold Gala, held this year at Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium. Proceeds from the gala benefit CSU students through the Metro Denver Scholarship Fund.
“CSU is not sitting idle. It is stepping up and doing its part to look for every available resource to ensure access,” said Joe Blake, Chancellor of the Colorado State University System.
The fundraising campaign will help to significantly increase funds for scholarships and fellowships, including need- and merit-based scholarships, in addition to graduate scholarships and fellowships. In addition to scholarships, other key areas of the campaign include endowed faculty positions and undergraduate services, which include study abroad, honors program, undergraduate internships and experiential learning, and the School of Global Environmental Sustainability.
For more information about The Campaign for Colorado State University visit www.campaign.colostate.edu.