Love Your State: A day to show your love for CSU

LYS_squareMaking a difference at CSU one person, one gift at at time.

Ever wondered, how you could make an immediate impact at CSU? Ever wondered, for instance, how you could support a scholarship that could help a deserving student earn a degree? Or, how you could provide a meal for a hungry student? Or, how a few dollars could help boost a program you’ve always wanted to embrace?

Well, your chance is almost here.

Thursday is the day!

On Thursday, April 21, CSU is celebrating Love Your State Day of Giving. All members of the CSU family – alumni, students, employees and friends of the University – are encouraged and invited to come together to provide financial support to programs near and dear to their hearts.

The 24-hour day of giving is part of the annual I Love CSU celebration week.

“The Day of Giving is very powerful and speaks to the immediate impact of the Ram family. It provides students, friends, families and alumni a chance to band together as a collective group, and in a short amount of time, to give back to the University and the areas they care about most,” said Brett Anderson, vice president for university advancement. “I would also like to extend a huge thank you to our generous matching gift donors, and to all those who will support Colorado State University on the Love Your State Day of Giving.”

Matching gifts maximize value

This year, there is an opportunity to amplify donations and receive up to $121,870 additional dollars in matching gifts. Every gift will make an even bigger impact.

Last year, 766 Rams donated on the day of giving, providing 2,135 meals through Rams Against Hunger and donating $10,063 to the MYState scholarship – the primary funds targeted. The goal for this year’s one-day challenge is 1,870 donors.

Lots of funds, lots of ways to give

Supporters will have lots of choices, too – in both funds to support and in ways to give. Each college has targeted funds it hopes donors will support. CSU will send a series of e-mails in the coming days with instructions about how to support various initiatives.

CSU_StateYourPurposeSolid_RGB_357Rams can also make donations via text messaging:

  • Text “CSU” to 51555 to support Rams Against Hunger, the CAM Forever Fund or the MyState scholarship.
  • Text “CSUAG” to 51555 to donate to the College of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Text “CSUOE” to support the College of Engineering.
  • Text “CVMBS” to support the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.