Colorado State University will recognize major donors and celebrate fundraising successes of the past year at the annual 1870 Recognition Dinner set for Nov. 3.
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.
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.
During the evening, major donors of the past year will receive special recognition. In addition, several large gifts will be announced and the university’s fundraising achievements for the 1999-2000 fiscal year will be reported.
"Members of the 1870 Club are proud of and committed to Colorado State University," said Jim Smith, chairman of the Colorado State University Development Council. "Their advocacy and generosity is critical in helping the university accomplish its mission. The 1870 Dinner provides a time to celebrate past university accomplishments and to learn about current university goals and initiatives."
The 1870 Recognition Dinner has earned a reputation as the most elegant annual event on campus. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the newly renovated Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center on campus. The evening will include a reception and dinner with entertainment provided by student musicians, a recognition program with remarks by President Albert C. Yates and performances by a several student groups from the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.