Colorado State University Honors 1870 Club Donors

Colorado State University will recognize major donors and celebrate fundraising successes of the past year at the annual 1870 Recognition Dinner on Oct. 29.

The 1870 dinner honors donors of $100,000 or more and the lifetime giving societies. 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 who in 2004 donated $45,474,141.

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 included Colorado State University in their estate plans.

"The generosity of every donor who recognizes the value of Colorado State University is greatly appreciated," said Donald Fry, vice president for University Development and Advancement. "The 1870 Dinner is an opportunity for the university to express thanks to those that step forward with financial backing for our faculty, our students and the many learning opportunities at our great university – Colorado State."

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 Main Ballroom of the Lory Student Center by invitation and reservation only. The evening will include a black tie optional reception and dinner, a recognition program with remarks by President Larry Edward Penley and a performance by the Colorado State Jazz Combo.

The number of 1870 Club and lifetime giving society members is 3,089 for fiscal year 2003-04.