Alumni and Giving

Scholarship Impact Report

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

“I am a first-generation student who comes from two immigrant parents. I would like to thank the generous donors for this opportunity that will allow me to continue my education.”
Roberto Ruiz Soto
Environmental Engineering
“I don’t think I am able to put into words the feeling of someone betting on you when they have never met you. I am honored someone believes in my dreams.”
Rebecca Zulch
Mechanical Engineering Major

Spotlight on College Scholarships

485

scholarships awarded annually

$1,807,441

total dollars awarded from donor philanthropy

Power of CSU collective giving

(based on June 30, 2020, data)

$50

average gift size

7,300

donors supporting scholarships

$40.3M

total dollars awarded from donor philanthropy

89%

graduation rate of students who receive scholarships

A message from the Dean

The gratitude communicated by the students quoted here reflects the overall theme of appreciation I’ve heard expressed by our scholarship recipients during my time as dean. I join them in sharing my words of appreciation to those who make the dreams of an excellent college education possible.

The collective effort provided by gifts large and small is an essential resource that helps our students thrive in the classroom and graduate with the knowledge and ambition to become innovative community leaders.

As a former first-generation student, I know firsthand how pivotal a scholarship can be to inspire the motivation to succeed. For many, receiving a scholarship means opportunity, confidence, and recognition. This diversity of support makes CSU the great land-grant institution we all know and love.

Thank you for your commitment to our students. Combined with each student’s determination, you make their success possible.

David McLean, Dean
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Graduates of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering forge lifelong bonds with the College, University, and one another. We encourage continued alumni relationships, and with support through generous giving, we are able to provide positive learning experiences for our students.

CSU Day of Giving 2021

May 6 – 7, 2021

In the spirit of our land-grant heritage, the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering continues to prioritize access to an excellent college education. With your support, we will make an excellent college education more accessible for our students who are first in their families to attend college.

Give now to support our students

Please consider making a gift today in support of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering First-Generation Scholarship.

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Distinguished Alumni Awards

The 2015 Distinguished Alumni Awards at Colorado State University

The University's Distinguished Alumni Awards program recognizes CSU alumni and friends who, by their distinguished careers and service to the College, University, state, nation, or world, have brought honor to the College, the University, and themselves.

GIVING

We seek to generate new knowledge, improve quality of life, and positively impact society. To address that mission, the Development Office works closely with campus colleagues, alumni, and friends to secure a bright future for the College.

Visit the College’s giving page and select “Scott College of Engineering Dean’s Innovation” from the dropdown menu under “Gift.” 

1870 Engineering
Dean’s Circle of Excellence

Become a part of our community of alumni and friends who, through their annual giving, demonstrate their extraordinary commitment to the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering.

As a member of the Dean’s Circle, your annual gift of $1,870 to the Dean’s Innovation Fund supports the mission-critical initiatives of the College, including:

  • Faculty and student achievement through the retention and recruitment of great minds
  • New endeavors that empower our students and faculty to innovate and solve global challenges
  • Student projects with hands-on learning and leadership components

Show your pride and support for the College by becoming a member of the 1870 Engineering Dean’s Circle of Excellence today.

As a Dean’s Circle member, you will receive:

  • Quarterly communications from the dean that detail where investments are being made and feature updates on Dean’s Circle projects
  • An annual report summarizing the year’s investments and impacts
  • Automatic membership in the University’s 1870 Club
  • 1870 Engineering Dean’s Circle of Excellence membership recognition
  • Invitations to Dean’s Circle events scheduled to coincide with the University’s 1870 Dinner (February) and Homecoming (October)

Your commitment to the College will allow us – together – to continue educating the next generation of engineering leaders.

1870 Engineering Dean's Circle of Excellence LogoVisit the College’s giving page and select “Scott College of Engineering Dean’s Innovation” from the dropdown menu under “Gift.” When you make a gift of $1,870 or more to this fund, you will be automatically enrolled in the Dean’s Circle.

Scholarships

For many deserving students, a degree is unattainable without scholarship and fellowship support from generous individuals, companies, and foundations. There is no greater gift to these students, and society, than the opportunity to pursue higher education and use that education to better our world.

Ways to Give

CREDIT CARD/WIRE TRANSFER

To give by credit card or wire transfer, contact the Colorado State University Foundation at (970) 491-7135 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, or by e-mail to csugifts@csuf.colostate.edu.

CHECK

Make checks payable to the Colorado State University Foundation and designate "Campaign for Colorado State University."

CURRENCY

For security and safety reasons, do not mail cash donations. Instead, please deliver to:

Colorado State University Foundation
601 South Howes Street
410 University Services Center
Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-9100

PLANNED GIVING

Planned gifts can be a significant benefit to you, your family, and Colorado State. Bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts offer donors a variety of ways to support the College. Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or mary.jarchow@colostate.edu.

GIFTS OF SECURITIES

Giving appreciated stock can be beneficial for both the College and you. Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or mary.jarchow@colostate.edu.

GIFTS OF REAL ESTATE

Donated homes, land, and other types of real estate can help the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering reach its goals. Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or mary.jarchow@colostate.edu.

Support Senior Design

Interested in supporting a Senior Design Team for our undergraduate students? Please fill out our sponsorship forms.

PAY YOUR PLEDGE

There are several options for paying a pledge made in the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering. You may mail a check—addressed to the CSU Foundation and noting the fund you would like to support—to:

Colorado State University Foundation
P.O. Box 1870
Fort Collins, Colorado 80522

You may pay your pledge online at advancing.colostate.edu/paymypledge.

GIFTS IN KIND

A gift of personal property includes equipment, inventory, books, technology, or other tangible property. Gifts of personal property are accepted by CSU and the College. Gifts in kind will be used to benefit the college as designated by the donor.

Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or mary.jarchow@colostate.edu.

EMPLOYER MATCHING GIFTS

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will double or even triple any charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift - we will do the rest. Some companies even match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Questions? Contact Mary Jarchow at (970) 846-1499 or mary.jarchow@colostate.edu.

CONTACT The DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

MARY JARCHOW
Managing Director of Development

With nearly a decade of progressively greater experience and results in development, including four years at CU Boulder, Mary welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering at Colorado State University.

Mary is pursuing her Planned Giving Specialist Certificate to improve her ability to secure major and blended gifts in support of alumni and friends of CSU. While at CU Boulder, she was one of two fundraisers nominated by the Vice Chancellor of Advancement to participate in a university-wide leadership development program in 2015.

Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA with a Bachelors of Professional Music, and her article Keeping Classical Music Alive, a case study of successful fundraising practices on the global orchestral stage, has been published in two professional journals. A Colorado native, Mary enjoys skiing and hiking, and spending quality time with her friends and family.