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CSU receives major funding for high-power laser research

September 11, 2023

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded CSU’s Center for Advanced Lasers and Extreme Photonics $12.5 million to expand work on ALEPH, one of the world’s most powerful lasers.

Women instructors make history leading CSU forestry class

August 29, 2023

For the first time in history, the Forestry Field Measurements class held at CSU Mountain Campus was taught by women this summer.

CSU College of Business alum pays it forward with new scholarship

August 29, 2023

First-generation Ram Barbara Winter is funding a new scholarship to support first-generation students who demonstrate leadership skills.

Scholarships power academic dreams for CSU students

August 18, 2023

With the new academic year beginning, there is much to celebrate, including the incredible opportunities that scholarships help create for new and continuing Rams.

Flint Animal Cancer Center awarded Ann and Lawrence G. Laiks Canine Cancer fund

July 13, 2023

The late Dr. and Mrs. Laiks’ vision and commitment to advancing cancer treatments for all canines will make a long-lasting impact for research and future discoveries.

CSU Spur, Ardent Mills nurture next generation of food innovators

July 13, 2023

Thanks to a generous gift from Denver-based Ardent Mills, CSU Spur’s Food Innovation Center can now expand its impact through the new Ardent Mills Teaching and Culinary Center.

Colorado State 4-H conference opens doors for Colorado youth

June 26, 2023

Around 300 Colorado youth visited CSU’s campus this June to compete in contests, attend workshops and explore new possibilities.

Gretchen Stockwell’s $2 Million Gift Honors Veterans

May 22, 2023

With a $2 million gift to Adult Learner and Veteran Services, Gretchen Stockwell (B.S., ’76) is helping ensure the future academic success of military veterans and non-traditional students at CSU.

Introducing Derek Dictson – New Vice President for University Advancement

May 17, 2023

From camping at Horsetooth Reservoir to making CSU the model of the modern land-grant university, Vice President for University Advancement Derek Dictson gives an inside look at what it's been like getting settled into his new role.

CSU’s Day of Giving is May 4

April 27, 2023

What can you do in one day? May 4 is Colorado State University’s Day of Giving, a day where Rams all over the world give to the programs, causes, and initiatives they’re most passionate about.

Derek Dictson named vice president for University Advancement

March 31, 2023

Derek Dictson will work as part of the presidential leadership team and is charged with directing the University’s fundraising, alumni relations, and other advancement efforts.

Sustainability Leader

January 27, 2023

Colorado State University makes it four in a row for sustainability, earns fourth consecutive platinum STARS designation.

In Memory: CSU donor and equine health supporter Princess Abigail Kawananakoa

December 13, 2022

Princess Abigail K. Kawananakoa – a prominent donor to Colorado State University, a celebrated breeder of racing American Quarter Horses and descendant of the Hawaiian royal family – passed away on Dec. 11.

Colorado State University to provide grants for communities coexisting with wolves

November 9, 2022

CSU is partnering with ranchers in rural communities to develop sustainable approaches to help reduce conflict with wolves. As part of those efforts, CSU plans to offer a series of grants through the Wolf Conflict Reduction Fund to support ranching livelihoods in landscapes with wolves.

Keeping the Oldest Tradition Alive

November 3, 2022

Comatose, the famed 75 mm French cannon that fires during football games, is Colorado State University's oldest tradition and it takes a lot to keep it alive.

Investing in the Future of Our Youth

November 2, 2022

Enriching the lives of elementary and middle school students in northern Colorado got a boost when Jim Vidakovich (B.A., ’69; M.A., ’76) began supporting arts and education programs in the College of Liberal Arts. The benefit concert with Jim Brickman in October was just the start of an even larger venture.

Making a Bigger Difference to First-Generation Students

November 2, 2022

The academic success of limited income, racially minoritized, and first-generation students is a top priority for the University, and the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative or COSI provides a matching gift opportunity making a four-year degree more accessible and affordable for deserving students.

After finding success in CSU’s Landscape Design & Contracting program, donor hopes to help others forge a similar path

September 22, 2022

The Designscapes Colorado CEO hopes to grow new talent for the industry through funding for coordinator position and endowment.

CSU Athletics Receives $5 Million Gift from Bohemian Foundation for Women’s Athletics

September 6, 2022

On the 50th anniversary of Title IX, as part of Colorado State Athletics' "Impact 50" campaign, a significant moment of impact has arrived in the form of the largest singular gift devoted solely to women's athletics in Mountain West history.

A Gift from the Himes Family Elevates the Student Experience

August 22, 2022

A $100,000 gift by Annette and Brett Himes (B.S., ’80) establishes student-focused funds in two colleges that share a common goal.

Ag Day: A Celebration of Gratitude, Students, and Innovation

August 22, 2022

Much more than a harvest-time nod to CSU's agricultural roots, Ag Day highlights a rapidly evolving food industry.

Donated 3.5-megawatt engine supports clean-energy hydrogen fuel research at CSU

June 27, 2022

The turbine’s arrival at the Powerhouse Energy Campus marked the beginning of its new life in higher education research.

The Texture of Generosity

June 8, 2022

Linda L. Carlson (M.S., ’88), curator emerita of the Avenir Museum, is the 2022 recipient of the Spirit of Philanthropy Award.

CSU alum acting as the mentor he wished he had for first-generation students

June 8, 2022

Arthur Valdez was the first person in his family to go to college, and said he felt a little lost when he stepped on the CSU campus for the first time. Now, he's acting as a mentor to first-generation students through a new scholarship.

Morgridge Family Foundation gifts $3M to CSU Spur and College of Agricultural Sciences

June 8, 2022

The Morgridge Family Foundation has imparted a transformational gift of $3 million to support the College of Agricultural Sciences and educational programming at the new public-facing CSU Spur campus in Denver.

Tinbergs hope to ignite passion with $1 million gift furthering ‘business for a better world’ education

May 17, 2022

Rich Tinberg, a '72 CSU alum, is igniting the passion of future leaders who know that business is about more than just the bottom line.

Designing a Legacy

May 12, 2022

Student recipients of the Jack Curfman Creative and Visual Design Scholarship reflect on how his commitment to students and their creativity potential opened doors of opportunity.

Where Beauty and Remembrance Converge

May 12, 2022

The University’s Commemorative Trees and Benches Program provides an opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one, commemorate an event or special occasion, or celebrate a friend or family member through the gift of a tree or bench.

More than 1,000 Gifts Show What’s Possible on the Day of Giving

May 11, 2022

With more than 1,000 gifts made to 170 different funds, Ram pride was on full display during the Day of Giving May 5.

New Nutrien building shows the future of agriculture lives here

May 4, 2022

For more than 150 years, the future of agriculture has been cultivated at Colorado State University. With the opening of the Nutrien Agricultural Sciences Building, that future now has more space and resources to grow and thrive.

Walter Scott’s foundation expands Scott Scholars Program

November 16, 2021

Earlier this year – in what would prove to be one of his final acts with CSU – Scott chose to expand the existing Scott Scholars Program for Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering undergraduate students, committing through his foundation an additional $11.4 million toward the program over the next 10 years.

Celebrating Legacies, Brick by Brick

October 26, 2021

At the heart of the Oval lies a monument honoring individuals and organizations with $1 million or more of lifetime giving to Colorado State University. Each of the engraved bricks in the sidewalk commemorates a personal story of generosity and its power to change lives and make our world a better place.

The Power of Proximity

October 23, 2021

Dr. Jacqueline Voss's experience working with students and staff at the Native American Cultural Center were so meaningful that when she retired in 2017, she and husband, Dr. Roy Campbell, established the Jacqueline R. Voss Native American Student Scholarship.

Immense Impact, Genuine Gratitude

October 20, 2021

On Tuesday, October 12, Katie Sheridan and fellow recipients of Walter Scott, Jr. undergraduate scholarships attended a special reception hosted by representatives of the Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation and members of the Scott family. They had an important announcement to share in the wake of Mr. Scott's passing on September 25.

A Catalyst for Change: Remembering Walter Scott, Jr.

October 6, 2021

On Sept. 25, 2021, Colorado State University lost a giant in the Ram community — Walter Scott, Jr. Through his unrelenting support and philanthropy to his alma mater, Mr. Scott helped propel CSU to new heights.

CSU sees spike in student/employee aid gifts during 3rd-highest fundraising year

August 20, 2021

See how your generosity sustained Colorado State University and fostered student success during the past fiscal year, generating the third-highest fundraising year on record.

CSU receives $2 million grant to help prevent future pandemics

August 18, 2021

Building on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Colorado State University has received a $2 million commitment from The Anschutz Foundation to further the development of new solutions for building resilience and agility in stopping infectious disease transmission among animals and people.

Scholarship to honor CSU alumnus who died in tragic blaze

August 17, 2021

Djibril "Jibby" Diol’s positive outlook, outgoing personality and strong work ethic earned him friendship and respect while working toward his civil engineering degree and through a successful position with Kiewit in Denver. Those who knew him were left grief-stricken by his tragic death Aug. 5, 2020, in an arson fire at his home that also claimed the lives of other family members.

Preparing for a Moment

August 11, 2021

This past June, the University Advancement videography team of Brian Buss and Marketa Jancar was asked to take a still photograph of the Green and Gold Foundation Lower Terrace at the Nancy Richardson Design Center. Creating the scene that became the final shot was a fascinating culmination of talent, creativity, commitment, planning, … and a little luck.

Donor commits $1 million to support CSU Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence

August 11, 2021

An anonymous donor recently committed $1 million to support Colorado State University’s Center for Human-Carnivore Coexistence, advancing its mission to minimize conflict between humans and carnivores – including wolves, bears, mountain lions and other predators – integrating research, education and outreach.

Veterans to VetRams

July 15, 2021

The newly established VetRams Program is providing academic and financial support to student-veterans pursuing a professional degree in veterinary medicine.

WomenGive supports Early Childhood Educator Academic Scholarship at CSU

June 9, 2021

Thanks to the generosity of our WomenGive members and supporters, over the years we have expanded the WomenGive program to support both single mothers and early childhood partners in our community.

Rams Relief: Athletic Scholarships

May 18, 2021

Colorado State Athletics and the Ram Club are asking all of our valued supporters to make a gift to the athletic scholarship fund and make a life-altering impact on our student-athletes.

Community Generosity Supports Alamosa Native’s Dream

May 7, 2021

When longtime Alamosa, Colorado, veterinarian Ben Konishi (D.V.M., ’50) passed away in 2018, generations of his grateful clients contributed to a Colorado State University scholarship established in his honor by his family. Their combined gifts of $15,000 are now supporting the dreams of a third-year veterinary student who represents Konishi’s dedication to hard work, academic rigor, and rural animal care.

Max-imum impact: Spirit of Philanthropy Award goes to Doug Max

April 27, 2021

Doug Max (B.S., ’75), who retired in January 2021, had a long and distinguished career in the CSU Department of Athletics. His passion and commitment were honored with the Spirit of Philanthropy Award as part of the 2021 Celebrate! Colorado State awards.

Introducing EverGreen – Inside Philanthropy at CSU

April 26, 2021

EverGreen is an inside look at philanthropy at CSU, designed exclusively for members of our donor communities. Named in honor of your stalwart commitment to CSU, this new quarterly communication will highlight stories of the difference your generosity makes in our campus community and around the world.

Video: Scholarships Change Lives

April 26, 2021

See how scholarships help turn dreams into reality for three first-generation students.

Rams Relief: Together Initiative

April 16, 2021

The Together Initiative Fund is important because it directly supports programing, operations, initiatives and professional development opportunities in accordance with our mission and vision which is essentially to make Colorado State a more diverse and inclusive environment for our student-athletes, staff and coaches.

College of Liberal Arts inspired by donor generosity

April 16, 2021

A desire to advance the human experience lies at the heart of the College of Liberal Arts’ mission. That commitment also lies at the heart of why donors support the college.

CSU receives first seven-figure gift from alumni under the age of 30

April 16, 2021

Weston and Marlee Richburg give back to their alma mater where they were both standout athletes.

2021 Gather Reflective

April 12, 2021

This online series, sponsored by Women and Philanthropy, spotlights women in the CSU community and features several panel discussions and interviews.

Thankful by Design: Quincy Gill’s Story

April 12, 2021

Quincy Gill is one of many Denver-area students who have benefitted from the Metro Denver Scholarship. Supported by alumni and friends of Colorado State, this scholarship assists current junior and senior CSU students from the seven-county Denver area who excel in the classroom and community, and have demonstrated financial hardship.

Veteran grateful for the hope, support he found at CSU

April 9, 2021

After a long recovery from a near-fatal injury during combat in Afghanistan, Stephen Lunt (B.S., ’18) decided to attend CSU utilizing the GI Bill. Through this support, and generous support from Dave and Gail Liniger and Adult Learner and Veteran Services, Lunt is applying his military and educational experience toward a future for which he’s exceptionally grateful.

CSU, industry partners provide protein for Colorado children in need

April 5, 2021

A new collaboration between cattle industry partners, non-profits and Colorado State University has geared up to provide extra protein for Colorado children in a time when they need it most.

Joe Blake’s $5 million gift is making a major impact for the College of Liberal Arts

March 31, 2021

Chancellor Emeritus Joe Blake’s $5 million gift to the College of Liberal Arts is the largest in the college’s history and is in recognition of its outstanding, high-quality faculty, students and leadership.

College of Health and Human Sciences announces new Gateway Scholarship

March 30, 2021

The Colorado State University College of Health and Human Sciences has launched a new graduate student scholarship fund to address financial barriers for students who need to enroll in preliminary graduate coursework in order to gain provisional admission into master’s degree programs.

Nutrien announces $10 million long-term investment in CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences

March 26, 2021

Colorado State University and Nutrien have entered into a strategic partnership with a primary goal: feeding the world in the most sustainable, inclusive and innovative way.

State Your Purpose Campaign Elevates Veterinary Medicine

March 25, 2021

The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences has been at the forefront of animal and human health issues for more than a century. So, it was no surprise when the college took a lead role in solving the issues presented by COVID-19.

Black/African American Cultural Center launches fund to support Black history, culture at CSU

March 25, 2021

The new fund will support a Civil Rights Alternative Spring Break trip and a CSU student-facilitated mentorship program for high school students.

Gift Transforms Animal Care

March 25, 2021

The $6 million gift will expand capacity for treatment, surgery and rehabilitation at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Recovering a $407 million research operation from a yearlong pandemic disruption

March 24, 2021

Last March, a campus normally humming with students shoulder-to-shoulder in labs, studios, classrooms and dining halls, went into sleep mode when nearly all campus operations moved to virtual settings where possible.

LSC’s new photovoltaic solar array funded by students

March 23, 2021

An 80-kilowatt solar array recently installed on the rooftop of the Lory Student Center is Colorado State University’s first student-funded solar array. It is projected to generate 113,750 kilowatt hours of clean electricity in its first year, equal to that consumed by 13 average households annually.

Energy Institute team awarded $1.2M to study natural gas engine efficiency

March 23, 2021

A team of researchers from CSU’s Energy Institute received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to look at making natural gas engines as efficient as diesel engines in the same class.

Boettcher Foundation Support Transformational to Kappeler and the Colorado Community

March 4, 2021

Krystal Kappeler (B.S., ’13) is passionate about helping our Colorado community thrive. As Boettcher Foundation’s alumni and scholarship program coordinator, she focuses on connecting current and alumni Scholars to leadership development opportunities.

W.M. Keck Foundation awards CSU $1 million to study rare sugars fundamental to biology

March 4, 2021

A multidisciplinary team including an analytical chemist, an ecosystem scientist and two microbiologists at Colorado State University have received a $1 million award from the W.M. Keck Foundation to study rare sugars found in soil.

Native American Cultural Center receives major gift from Ottens Foundation

March 4, 2021

A transformative gift from the John and Sophie Ottens Foundation will sustain much-needed programs in the Native American Cultural Center at Colorado State University for the next 10 years.

The Tradition Above Us

March 1, 2021

During an assembly in December of 1923, Aggie students agreed to create a large A on a hogback west of town. The following week, they began to clear brush and move rocks on the steep hillside to form an A. The landowner, R.G. Maxwell, gave the College a 99-year lease for $1. In September of 1924, students increased the height of the A to 450 feet, with corresponding widening, then “whitewashed” it. The tradition of painting the A had begun.

The Old Main Bell: Historic treasure returned to campus

March 1, 2021

The original Old Main Bell hangs in the Jim & Nadine Henry Family Tower at the north entrance of the Smith Alumni Center. After its mysterious return some ninety‐seven years after its disappearance, the Associated Students of Colorado State University (ASCSU) generously paid to have the bell refurbished and will work alongside the Alumni Association to bring back the tradition of the bell for Rams victories and to commemorate special University occasions.

Ram Aid helping students stay in school during crisis

February 10, 2021

Rams always seem to find a way to take care Rams – especially in the toughest times. That certainly has been the case during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. With the physical campus quiet, classes being taught online and many students left wondering how to pay their bills, nearly 500 donors have contributed more than $36,000 to help students in need through Ram Aid.

Scholarships Make Dreams Come True

January 29, 2021

During our recently completed State Your Purpose campaign, donors gave more than $211 million to ensure CSU students can achieve their academic aspirations through scholarships. Because of generous donors, current and future Rams will continue to pursue solutions to the complex challenges of our time.

A Culture of Gratitude

January 28, 2021

Throughout the last week of January, the Presidential Ambassadors hosted Gratitude Week as a way to recognize those CSU donors. In lieu of their usual in-person campus events, students shared video interviews with donors to demonstrate the impact of private philanthropy on student success and achievement.

CSU Research expenditures top historic $400 million

January 28, 2021

Colorado State University’s spending on research activities reached a record $407 million for fiscal year 2020, a 2 percent increase over last year.

Unique gift will transform CSU Mountain Campus

January 28, 2021

The Donald and Esther Harbison Experiential Learning Center will provide new educational opportunities for CSU students and the thousands of visitors drawn to the Mountain Campus annually.

Rams Relief: Team Together

January 27, 2021

Student-athletes have so much to consider during the recruiting process. Do they like the team and coach? Does the university fit them academically and athletically? Adam Thistlewood never thought about a booster club association with a college basketball program. Now he can't imagine his life being the same without the aid of the Roundball Club.

Donors take leadership role supporting health and well-being initiatives

January 26, 2021

Giving back is important for donors Bill and Jan Beitz and Gene and Carol Vaughan. Both couples support programs promoting health in CSU’s Department of Health and Exercise Science, and students and community members have benefited greatly from their dedication to funding outreach, research, and scholarships.