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What does the number 27,677 mean to YOU?

November 4, 2011

It's not the word count of CSU President Tony Frank's emails and it's definitely not the hours you have left to study before finals week.

27,677 is the number of reasons you have to say thanks 27,677 is the number of reasons you have to say thanks – it represents the generous, individual donors who have given financial support to Colorado State University over the past year.

Giving thanks

If you have received a scholarship, sat in a classroom or been taught by a faculty member at CSU, chances are you have benefited from private funding.

Colorado State wants to help students say thank you to the private donors who have helped the University in the past year. To share your gratitude, stop by the plaza on Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 10 a.m to 4p.m. to sign a thank-you postcard for a donor.  All students who attend will receive hot cocoa and a special giveaway!

Fostering the university

For individuals helping the University through these difficult economic times, a signed postcard is an impactful and personal way to acknowledge appreciation.

 CSU makes every effort to keep student tuition low, but the student price of tuition covers only a portion of the total cost of education. State funding and private giving are required to cover the remainder.

Private giving has helped combat continuous cuts to state funding for the past five years and has:

  • Established 418 new scholarships for students,
  • Created 14 new faculty positions, and
  • Built or renovated 38 research, educational, and athletics facilities, 16 of which were 100 percent funded by private support.

So, join your classmates on the plaza Wednesday to let Colorado State University donors know how much their support means to students.