CSU says ‘Thanks a Billion’ to donors after hitting $1B target ahead of schedule

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Colorado State University President Tony Frank announced at his annual Fall Address today that the university has hit its fundraising goal of $1 billion nearly two years ahead of schedule. But he said the State Your Purpose campaign launched in 2012 isn’t over.

“Last week, we hit that billion dollar mark,” said Frank. “We’re staying on track through 2020, but we now have the opportunity to reach even higher as we look beyond a billion and open our imaginations to the next stage.”

CSU received 179 transformational gifts of $1 million or more. These transformational gifts create scholarships, support faculty, and boost the university’s research enterprise, all while changing CSU’s physical campus in a flurry of building and renovation.

“Giving starts with what is in the heart,” said Kim Tobin, CSU vice president for University Advancement. “More than 113,000 donors have tapped into their passions and given to areas that they care about at CSU during this campaign. Every gift matters at Colorado State University, big or small. The collective generosity of thousands of donors has truly transformed the campus and greatly impacted the experiences of our students and our faculty.”

For more information on the impact of CSU’s State Your Purpose campaign and today’s announcement of the campaign reaching $1 billion in donations, see these stories:

A community of support – Thanks a Billion!

Support for research: ‘It just means so much’

One unique way to reach $1 billion

CSU’s State Your Purpose campaign

The State Your Purpose campaign will continue through the university’s 150th anniversary in 2020. To learn more about opportunities to support research or any area of CSU with your gift, of any size, go to giving.colostate.edu.