Department Updates – October 2016

Alumni Association

Alumni Attitude Survey

The Alumni Association is e-mailing it’s alumni attitude survey on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The survey will go to more than 120,000 alumni, and it is designed to capture general information about our alumni’s experience at CSU and their interest in staying connected to us. The survey responses are confidential and will be connected to the respondent’s record in Advance.

The Alumni Association will use the survey data as a way to measure its growth and influence future programming. Everyone will have the chance to learn about the results, so look for more information coming soon!

Department of Athletics

CSU Athletics has sold out of all of the premium seating inventory in the new on-campus stadium – outdoor club, indoor club, loge boxes, and suites – as of Oct. 6, 2016. Click here for more information on this exciting development!

Reservations for VIP areas in the new on-campus stadium, which are made up by the Orthopaedic and Spine Center of the Rockies Field Club and New Belgium Porch, will be available to the public shortly. CSU Athletics is proud to partner with two local, philanthropic companies on these two VIP Areas.

University Advancement Development

There has been a change to the booking process for planned gifts. After working with CGI, we have determined that creating a new fund (new GFRF) is not necessarily required to book a planned gift. If there is an existing fund number, however, we still ask that you include it on the RCSF. As always, if there are any unique applications to the fund being created, a fund agreement may be necessary.

When completing an RCSF, be sure to include the birth date and age of the donor (if unknown in Advance). Without this information, your gift will be held and will not be processed until this information is received.

Laurie Paben will be out of the office on medical leave from Oct. 17-Nov. 4. Please contact Karen Dunbar during that time with any questions.

The endowment report packets were mailed out a few weeks ago, and we would like your help collecting feedback. If you hear any questions and/or comments from people in the CSU community or external donors, please refer them to Laura Anderson at We will use this information to continue improving the endowment reporting process. Thank you!

Principal Gifts had an excellent Homecoming weekend hosting many prospects, their families, and friends at an abundance of outstanding events. The team has also completed another round of meetings with our campus partners in a continued effort to foster collaboration and complement their prospect development efforts.

Dan Westermann is looking forward to hosting a regional campaign event with President Tony Frank in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 13. The Armstrongs have generously opened their home to a group of campuswide prospects in that area.