Corporate & Foundation Relations

INFO FOR CORPORATIONS

When working with Colorado State University, you gain more than access to world-class research and well-prepared future employees; your company has an opportunity to partner with one of the nation’s leading research universities in the areas of infectious disease, atmospheric science, clean-energy technologies, and environmental science. 

The University’s talented faculty and students take pride in their ability to collaborate with industries across all fields and combine the strengths of academic research with corporate initiatives. That cross-disciplinary approach produces innovative results that are solving today’s most critical global problems.

Corporate Relations has an outstanding track record of building strategic partnerships with a diverse range of organizations in the following areas:

  • Sponsored research 
  • Technology transfer
  • Recruitment
  • Continuing education
  • Philanthropy

INFO FOR FOUNDATIONS AND FACULTY

We help the University community advance relationships with private foundations and work with our foundation partners to develop and support mutually beneficial partnerships across campus. Our goals are to increase the number of proposals submitted to foundations and the rate at which those proposals are funded.

We are available to help faculty and staff assess how foundations can help with their funding needs, identify opportunities, develop outreach strategies, and assist in proposal preparation. We also serve as a campuswide clearinghouse for information on all aspects of private foundation fundraising, including requests for proposals and new developments at key foundations.

CONTACT US

GREG LEWIS
Executive Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations
970-491-7908 | G.Lewis@colostate.edu

DENNIS BIGELOW
Coordinator, Corporate and Foundation Relations
970-491-5279 | Dennis.Bigelow@colostate.edu

CORPORATE RELATIONS

GILLIAN TOWNSEND
Assistant Director, Corporate Relations
970-491-3647 | Gillian.Townsend@colostate.edu

FOUNDATION RELATIONS

PETER HARTMAN
Director, Foundation Relations
970-491-3251 | Peter.Hartman@colostate.edu

SAM ERNST
Associate Director, Foundation Relations
970-491-3491 | Sam.Ernst@colostate.edu