Colorado State University will recognize its major donors and celebrate successes of the past year at the annual 1870 Recognition Dinner Oct. 29.
The dinner pays tribute to 1870 Club donors, private donors who contribute gifts of $1,870 or more annually to the university. The 1870 Club was named in honor of the university’s founding in 1870. Club members include alumni, corporations, foundations, organizations and friends of the university. This year’s 1870 Recognition Dinner theme is "Tribute to the Century–Past, Present and Future."
The event also honors members of Colorado State’s lifetime giving societies and the Frontier Society. The university’s three lifetime giving societies recognize cumulative gifts of donors. They include the President’s Society, recognizing cumulative commitments between $25,000 ? $99,999; the Morgan Society for contributions between $100,000 ? $999,999; and the Lory Society for gifts of $1 million or more. Frontier Society members have made planned gifts to Colorado State.
"The 1870 donors are wonderful advocates for Colorado State," said Deb McCune, director of annual giving and donor relations at Colorado State. "Their support provides leadership and enhances the university’s ability to fulfill its mission. This event provides an opportunity to pay tribute to our major donors, and to celebrate the positive impact their generosity has at Colorado State."
The 1870 Recognition Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. in the Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on campus. The evening will include a reception with entertainment provided by student musicians, an elegant dinner, a recognition program with remarks by President Albert C. Yates and performances by a student musical group. The master of ceremonies will be Mike Arthur, an alumnus who graduated in 1989 with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications and who is vice president of corporate marketing for Ascent Sports, Inc.