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Lilla B. Morgan grants to support arts, culture at CSU

May 5, 2011

To promote a flourishing environment for the arts and culture at CSU, the Lilla B. Morgan Endowment Committee has awarded spring 2011 grants for programs ranging from a summer Shakespeare series, a bilingual cultural and arts workshop for youth, and a fall festival showcasing media production by CSU journalism alumni.

The Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund, created by family and friends of CSU's late President Emeritus William Morgan and his wife, Lilla, fosters a vibrant arts environment at CSU. Fostering a vibrant arts community

The Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund was created by the family and friends of CSU's late President Emeritus William Morgan and his wife, Lilla, to help foster a vibrant, rich, and evolving environment for the arts and cultural expression at Colorado State University.

To make a contribution to the Lilla B. Morgan Fund to support the arts at CSU, contact donor_relations@colostate.edu.

“We had an outstanding group of applications this spring, which made for some really tough decisions,” said grants committee Chair Cara Neth, Office of the President. “The programs we’re able to help support will impact thousands of people across our campus community and reflect the rich variety of cultural options available here at CSU. Many of them also involve great partnerships among campus and community organizations, which is a trend we hope to see continue.”

Arts and cultural expression

The spring 2011 Lilla B. Morgan grants include:

  • $780 to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts, for “Hybrid Weapons: The Essay and Spain’s New Leftist Intellectuals.”
  • $4,000 to the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance, College of Liberal Arts, for “Shakespeare at Sunset 2011,” June 23-July 31, 2011.
  • $5,500 to the Art Department, College of Liberal Arts, for the 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, Sept. 16-Oct. 14, 2011.
  • $5,500 to the Art Department, College of Liberal Arts, for “Mexican Prints for the Calle Collection: The Taller de Gráphica Popular and Graphic Commitment,” an upcoming exhibit at the University Art Museum.
  • $2,000 to The Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, College of Applied Human Sciences, for “The Fine Art of Marbling,” opening in September 2011 and running through January 2012.
  • $1,500 to the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, College of Liberal Arts, for “Imaginantes” Bilingual Youth Workshop, June 13-17, 2011.
  • $1,000 to the Department of Journalism and Technical Communication, College of Liberal Arts, for the CSU Alumni Media Festival September 7-10, 2011.
  • $2,500 to the Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, College of Liberal Arts, for “Aries Festival 2011: New Music at Colorado State,” Nov. 6-8, 2011.
In memory of William and Lilla Morgan

The Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Fund provides grants to support projects in art, music, humanities, literature, and the performing arts, including but not limited to:

  • visiting/guest lecturers and artists;
  • purchase of art, rare books, or landscaping;
  • exhibits and performances;
  • scholarships and awards; or
  • any use that would showcase the breadth of human cultural endeavor and enhance the cultural awareness of the CSU community.
Application deadlines April 1 and Sept. 15

Funds are available during two awards cycles each year, with the application deadlines of April 1 and Sept. 15. Applications are evaluated on the significance of the project and its impact on the campus community. Projects/programs of a major impact, smaller projects, and multi-year projects may all be considered for funding.

All proposals will also be reviewed for demonstrated responsibility and thoughtfulness in project planning, budget development, and potential for successful implementation.

Application materials


All university departments are welcome and encouraged to apply for grant funding.

Members of the Lilla B. Morgan Endowment Committee include Virginia Fanning, Advancement; Jean Jenes, Office of the President; Katie Kalkstein, Office of the President; Andy Merolla, Faculty Representative; Cara Neth, Office of the President; and Lance Wright, Campus Activities.


Contact: Cara Neth
E-mail: cara.neth@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-6211