Giving Recognition

Your Generosity. Your Loyalty. Your Ram Pride.

Colorado State University’s five giving societies celebrate and honor our most loyal and generous alumni, family, and friends. Read about your club or society below, or become a member today by making a gift to Colorado State University.

Giving Society members gain access to exclusive, members-only events and activities, preferred seating and have a front row seat to the University’s work. These donors fuel the University in its commitment to advance educational excellence and opportunity.

Transformational Impact Lory Society

 Named in honor of Charles A. Lory, president of CSU from 1909 to 1940, the Lory Society recognizes Colorado State University’s most generous donors. These members have supported CSU with cumulative gifts or pledges, or qualifying planned gifts of $1 million or more. Membership can be held by an individual, couple, corporation, foundation, or organization.

Forward Progress Morgan Society

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. The Society is named in honor of William E. Morgan, president of CSU from 1949 to 1969, who guided CSU’s transition into a modern University. Membership can be held by an individual, couple, corporation, foundation, or organization.

Loyal Leading 1870 Club

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.

Leaving a Legacy Frontier Legacy Society

Frontier Legacy Society donors invest in the University’s future through planned gifts. Qualifying planned gifts include bequests; life-income arrangements, such as gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts; and a variety of other deferred giving options. Connect with someone who can help you become a member.  


Learn more about how you can make an impact:
1870 Club:
Lory and Morgan Societies:
Frontier Society: