College of Engineering Dean’s Innovation: Invest in engineering excellence

Ensure the college continues to grow, retain key faculty, fund student scholarships, and improve outreach efforts through a gift to the Dean’s Innovation fund. Your investment shows your support for talented faculty and students in their groundbreaking research efforts and pioneering solutions to global issues.

The College of Engineering is educating the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and corporate and civic leaders. Allow the college to forge ahead in its mission to serve society by educating students, solving problems of global importance, and contributing to national and international economic development.

Be our partner; create a better world for future generations.

College of Natural Sciences Aspen Scholarship Endowment: Seed success in natural sciences

Help seed a foundation of support for students in the College of Natural Sciences.

The Aspen Scholarship was established as a need-based fund that gives CNS students the room to breathe, grow, and show their brilliant colors within a chosen discipline. Help us give students a “leg up” rather than a “handout.”

“By awarding me this scholarship, you are making my college aspirations possible. Money has always been tight in my family. Over the years, my parents and I have worked an average of six jobs at once to provide for our family and my education; however, that tightness became nearly suffocating this past spring when my parents got a divorce. It was a shock to me and took a huge financial toll on all of us. This scholarship will help me breathe this school year, and I cannot thank you enough for it.”

– Nicole Kacirek

“This semester was different. I wasn’t certain that I would have the funds to even be able to afford a part-time student status. I am happy to say that I will be able to attend school this semester because this scholarship has granted me funds that will be going toward my school tuition. This means that I am one step closer to completing my degree and that much closer to starting my dream career, helping educate others on the importance of biology, ecology, and conservation. Again, I am very appreciative of your generosity and hope that like you have, I will be able to make a difference and give back to the community once I have accomplished my goals.”

– Eduardo Ruiz

Restoring Colorado’s Forests: Planting for the future

Supporting the Restoring Colorado’s Forests fund will help us purchase tree seedlings for planting on state-managed and privately owned lands severely impacted by wildfire or other disasters, as well as plant trees in areas most critical to water protection and wildlife habitat that provide the most public benefit. Reforestation helps protect burned areas, and reduces flooding and erosion.

Little Shop of Physics: Sharing science

Colorado State University’s Little Shop of Physics shares the wonder of science in classrooms, local schools, Native American reservations, public arenas, and more through take-home kits, on the web, and via television.

The program, which operates on private gifts and grants, is now nearly 25 years old. Little Shop has reached more than 300,000 K-12 students and provides workshops to more than 300 teachers annually. Science is real, accessible, creative, and fun! Help this popular program continue to thrive! Little Shop has gone global – taking Little Shop lessons to the children of Namibia – to inspire the next generation of scientists and teachers to change the world.

Engineering Faculty Achievement Award Endowment: Tackle world challenges

Support bringing the best and brightest engineering scholars and researchers to Colorado State University. Help our College of Engineering stay on the leading edge.

Faculty at CSU impact future generations of students and leaders; break new ground impacting water, health, energy, and the environment; and bring positive change to global issues. CSU engineering graduates are changing the world. Private support of the Engineering Faculty Achievement Award Endowment helps make CSU an enticing environment for teaching, research, and leading to happen. Join us!

Ann Gill Visiting Lecturer and Artist Endowment: Living broad perspectives and diverse ideas

For nearly 40 years, Dean Ann Gill has been a tireless champion for the liberal arts, providing essential creative materials, resources for research, and symposia for College of Liberal Arts faculty. In the spirit of her ongoing commitment, the Ann Gill Visiting Lecturer and Artist Endowment was created to bring diverse talents, perspectives, and thought leadership to campus for the benefit of students, faculty, and community.

Through dedicated mentorship and a heart for putting students first, Gill has had a profound impact on the College of Liberal Arts, helping solidify it as a critical and fundamental component of CSU’s offerings.

The ability to bring in guest lecturers and artists through this fund adds to the college’s growing reputation as a premier place to secure a high-caliber, experience-infused liberal arts education. Honor Dean Gill’s legacy of providing a rich experience to students and the community. Give to the Ann Gill Visiting Lecturer and Artist Endowment!

University Center for the Arts Endowment: Arts alive!

The UCA is an exquisite venue for music, theater, dance, and art, where future generations of arts professionals – in performance, creative production and design, education, therapy, or research – become contributors to the essential vitality of culture and society and advance knowledge in the arts through discovery, dissemination, teaching, and preservation.

It is center stage for 1,100 students daily, home to more than 100 faculty, and regularly opens its doors to community partnerships and productions.

Invest in this community treasure through the University Center for the Arts Endowment to support ongoing programming and equipment that keeps the center alive.

Marching Band Enhancement: Band together

Hugely popular at halftime shows, Homecoming, community events, groundbreaking ceremonies, Fall Address on the Oval, graduation, and so much more, our Marching Band is a symbol of time-honored traditions at Colorado State University.

Your gift to the Marching Band Enhancement fund ensures the 240-member ensemble, including talented musicians from all eight colleges, reflects the best of CSU – able to recruit new members, fund transportation to events, maintain their practice field, replace uniforms, and purchase and upgrade instruments.

It’s one of the best symbols of Ram Pride; help the CSU Marching Band legacy run deep.

Crops for Health: Feed the world

Your support for Crops for Health will help us discover food solutions that have the potential to reduce the physical, psychosocial, and economic consequences of chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Crops for Health is working to identify and produce food varieties that maximize benefits to human health and make them profitable to grow and sell in a global marketplace. CSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences integrates education, research, and outreach into its mission. Faculty, staff, and programs advance research and contribute to the progress of the agriculture frontier. Invest in improved foods and health for the future!