Donor Communities

Stalwart Support

Your Generosity Matters

Colorado State University’s most engaged communities of supporters create opportunities for students, enable research that changes the world, foster creative endeavors that lift the human spirit, and fuel the University’s commitment to advance educational excellence.

Your leadership is shaping the land grant university of tomorrow, your loyalty strengthens the bond between purpose and pride, and your legacy will live on through the students and critical programs you support. Read about your community below or become a member today by making a gift. Then visit our EverGreen page for stories recognizing your generosity and demonstrating the impact your support has on the University and its students.



The Lory Society is named in honor of Charles A. Lory, president from 1909 to 1940, who oversaw the transition from Colorado Agricultural College to Colorado State College of Agricultural and Mechanic Arts (Colorado A&M).

Lory Society members share a sense of stalwart community with the University, a profound commitment to the University’s land-grant mission, and have transformed Colorado State University. Because of these members, we are able to seek answers to global questions, support the communities that we exist to serve, and provide students with the knowledge, experience, and insight to become our leaders of the future.

Members may be an individual or couple, corporation, foundation, or organization with total cumulative giving of $1M or more.

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Colorado State University unveils the Donor Walk on the Oval celebrating supporters who gave $1 million or more.


The Morgan Society is named in honor of William E. Morgan, president from 1949 to 1969, who is celebrated for making Colorado A&M a university in 1957. Members of the Morgan Society have both individually and collectively enhanced the quality and scope of our education, research, and service. In this land-grant spirit, the willingness of these donors to provide leadership giving enriches the lives of the people that we exist to serve and sets the stage for how Colorado State University can positively impact generations to come.

Morgan society donors take their giving to the next level by consistently supporting CSU through cumulative gifts, pledges, or qualifying planned gifts of $100,000 to $999,999. They may be an individual or couple, corporation, foundation, or organization.

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Named for the year of Colorado State University’s founding, the 1870 club recognizes and celebrates a very special group of people: loyal supporters. 1870 club members have made an annual, cumulative gift of $1,870 or more.

This giving society is deeply rooted in the history of CSU. In 1870, a small group of visionaries established what would, in time, become Colorado State University. Individuals, couples, corporations, foundations, or organizations can be recognized as 1870 club members.

Women and Philanthropy

Women and Philanthropy connects and empowers a broad community to elevate women and philanthropy at Colorado State University. We recognize the power of women and strive to connect them with their passions at CSU so that, through philanthropy, the world’s biggest challenges are solved.

With a minimum of a $50 annual gift to the fund(s) that connect to your heart, you are eligible to join Women and Philanthropy. Once you have made your gift, we invite you to join our community and connect with events, programs, and communications that highlight, celebrate, and elevate women and philanthropy at CSU. 

Donors chatting at an event at CSU

CSU Alumni Association

At Colorado State University, Rams take care of Rams – and our loyal Alumni Association lifetime and annual members exemplify that every day. Membership strengthens the alumni experience and allows us to continue to serve and care for our alumni family. In today’s changing world, we are obligated to nurture the communities we cherish, to uphold those values and principles, and to protect traditions that reinvigorate our Ram Pride. Those efforts have the power to transform the lives of our fellow Rams – on campus, online, and wherever you see the Green and Gold. We will strengthen our CSU family because of our commitment to each other.

Alumni Center entrance
Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center at Canvas Stadium


Frontier Legacy

The Frontier Legacy Society recognizes a special group of Colorado State University alumni and friends who have invested in the University’s future through a planned gift. A few of the most common examples of planned gifts are bequests, trusts, annuities (gifts that provide income for life, or a set period of time), beneficiary designations from life insurance, and/or IRA.

Membership in this gift club expresses your belief in CSU and demonstrates your commitment to improving the future through higher education. Your generosity not only works as a catalyst for positive change, but also inspires others to get involved and make a difference. Unless otherwise requested, enrollment is automatic with the commitment of a planned gift.