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Campaign for Colorado State

1870 Dinner celebrates campaign success

February 6, 2012

Celebrating success

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To date, The Campaign for Colorado State University has raised $508.3 million.

The Campaign for Colorado State University was able to reach its goal through donations from 89,757 donors.

The Campaign for Colorado State University raised $59 million for new scholarships.

The Campaign for Colorado State University has awarded 15,372 scholarships to students at CSU.

Donors from 50 states and 50 countries contributed to the success of the Campaign.

Through reaching our goal, the Campaign funded 16 new chairs and professorships.

The Campaign for Colorado State University received 66 donations of $1 million or more.

The Campaign received 32,323 CSU alumni donations, resulting in $81.4 million.

Through private donations, The Campaign for Colorado State was able to build and renovate 39 facilities on campus.

Celebrating success

On Saturday the CSU Student Recreation Center was transformed into the black-tie, social event of the year. With more than 700 guests attending, the 1870 Dinner: A Celebration of The Campaign for Colorado State University was an historic celebration. The event’s theme celebrated The Campaign for Colorado State University, focusing on the university’s milestone campaign announcement on Friday, Feb. 3.

On Friday, CSU announced that in December, it reached its ambitious $500 million goal for the university’s first-ever comprehensive campaign – six months before the official end of The Campaign for Colorado State.

CSU President Tony Frank and Vice President for Advancement Brett Anderson spoke at the event as well as faculty, researchers, scholarship recipients, student-athletes and coaches.

The evening ended with fireworks in celebration of the great accomplishment of reaching the university’s campaign goal.

About the 1870 Dinner

The 1870 Dinner is an annual event that honors donors and members of lifetime giving societies. The 1870 Club was named in honor of the university's founding in 1870. Club members include alumni, corporations, foundations, organizations and friends of the University.