Message from the VP – April 2016

Brett Anderson, vice president for
University Advancement

Dear Colleagues,

Spring is finally here. With that comes Colorado’s most unpredictable weather season and one of the busiest times of the year at the University. Maybe it’s cabin fever, but the campus really comes to life on these warmer and longer days. Enjoy it, and let’s look forward to promising opportunities for CSU’s future.

A lot is happening thanks to all of your efforts:

An anonymous donor’s $20 million gift, which helped provide the match for John and Leslie Malone’s original transformational gift, will make the Institute for Biologic Translational Therapies in CVMBS a reality and launch us into the future.

A $20 million anonymous gift honored our past and excellence in athletics by naming the field at the new on-campus stadium Sonny Lubick Field, cementing it as a focal point of Ram pride.

This week, our Presidential Ambassadors hosted an event to raise student awareness about how funding impacts CSU and the importance of giving back.

Next week is Earth Week, and CSU sets the bar as one of the best institutions in the world in terms of sustainability.

Monday, April 18, is I Love CSU Day, a day for showing our pride, and we celebrate some of CSU’s outstanding educators at the Best Teacher Awards.

Love Your State Day of Giving (, which has campuswide support, is on Thursday, April 21, and provides donors a chance to band together as a collective to make a big impact in a short amount of time.

Our 14th annual Green & Gold Gala, a chance to gather in Denver to raise funds for the Metro Denver Scholarship endowment and celebrate all things CSU, is coming up on Saturday, April 30. For more information, or to register:

There are so many amazing things happening here on a daily basis. Each story, each event, is a snapshot of what this University has to offer. Take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to connect alumni and donors to their passions so that they can make a difference at CSU. As our campaign charges forward, gifts – big and small – are essential to our continued momentum toward $1 billion.

Thanks to your continued work, we are nearing the $600 million mark in the campaign in less than half the timeline. I’m tremendously grateful for each and every one of you – you’re all having a profound effect on the future of CSU.

Thanks for all that you do.

My best,