CSU fundraising campaign sets another record of nearly $113M, donor numbers at all-time high

By: InnovatioNews Tuesday July 16, 2013 0 comments Tags: Brett Anderson, Crowdfunding, CSU, Fort Collins

Colorado State University Fort Collins Colorado logoFORT COLLINS - Colorado State University announced it set a new fundraising record by bringing in $112.5 million in private donor funding, surpassing last year's record of $111.6 million.

CSU said the 2013 figure represents private support from individuals, families, corporations and foundations to CSU's Fort Collins campus.

Highlights of the 2013 campaign include:

  • 33,614 donors, up nearly 2,000 over last year

  • Alumni Association membership increasing by 15 percent

  • A dramatic increase in CSU's social media following, with more than 83,000 people following CSU via social media

  • Online giving jumping by 28 percent

  • CSU becoming the first university in Colorado to launch a comprehensive crowdfunding platform to reach new donors

"These amazing results represent the tremendous generosity of our alumni and friends, and the deep and real commitment they all feel to the world-class students, faculty and programs at Colorado State University and the groundbreaking work we do here," said Brett Anderson, VP of university advancement.

CSU said the funds will help build the Suzanne and Walter Scott Jr. Bioengineering Building set to open this fall; advance CSU's work in translational oncology research; renovate and expand the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; and expand the Avenir Museum at the University Center for the Arts.

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