University Reaches $500 Million Campaign Goal
In December, Colorado State University reached its ambitious $500 million goal for the university’s first-ever comprehensive campaign – six months before the official end of the Campaign for Colorado State. The accomplishment was announced at an all-campus celebration by President Tony Frank and was celebrated at the annual 1870 donor dinner on February 4, 2012.
“The Campaign for Colorado State has transformed our university, and its impact will continue to be felt for years to come,” said CSU President Frank. “This is just the beginning. Not only do we have six months left in which to take the campaign to an unprecedented level, but we have to think about what’s next. Private giving is more important now than ever, given the financial realities of our state and the challenges many of our students face in paying for their education in a tight economy. When a student graduates from CSU, we all benefit. We must continue to invest in opening doors and creating opportunities.”
CSU publicly announced the launch of its first-ever comprehensive campaign in the 139-year history of the university in August 2009. The goal for the Campaign for Colorado State University, which began in a silent phase on July 1, 2005, was to complete a $500 million fundraising effort in seven years. The campaign focused on ensuring student access to a world-class education through scholarships, supporting faculty through endowed chairs and professorships, providing funds to increase quality through enhanced programs, and creating and renovating state-of-the-art educational, research and athletic facilities.