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Environment / Sustainability

Annual 1870 celebration brings home worldly impact

February 9, 2014

On Saturday evening, for the first time in its history, Colorado State University's social event of the year was held off-campus at the Embassy Suites Loveland.

The 1870 Dinner is held annually as a thank you to donors whose generosity included a minimum gift of $1,870 throughout the year.

With more than 600 people in attendance, the event recognizes donors who help support the University’s students, faculty, programs and facilities.

In 2013, the 2,408 members of the 1870 Club gave a combined total of $62.8 million. Members donate $1,870 or more to CSU during the year.

Shared stories throughout the evening highlighted the donors’ impacts on campus and the world over. One recent alumna, a former foster youth, spoke about the impact the Fostering Success program had on her college experience. Moreover, this past September, she was impacted by the massive flooding that devastated Colorado. As part of the CSU Cares program, CSU donors stepped up to donate money to help her and more than 40 other students, faculty and staff.

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, faculty, staff and friends of the University.