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Foundation News - February 2020

2020 President’s Club Soiree

The Colorado State University-Pueblo President’s Club was established to recognize donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to CSU-Pueblo. The Leadership Circle was created to recognize lifetime contributions to the University. The 2019 new and advancing members of the President’s Club and Leadership Circle will be honored at the March 10, 2020 President’s Club Soiree Soirée.

This year’s reception will be held at CSU-Pueblo Occhiato Student Center Ballroom featuring cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and lively music from The Changing Colors band. For more information, call Amber Shipley at 719.549.2307 or email

ReFund Colorado

This year, Colorado residents have the opportunity to donate all or a portion of their state tax refund to a nonprofit of their choice.

Donating your state tax refund is easy and will help students achieve their goals of attaining a higher education. To donate your state tax refund, simply designate CSU-Pueblo Foundation as the recipient and enter the Colorado ID number of 20123011905.

  1. Designate CSU-Pueblo Foundation in the“Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit Fund” line on your state income tax return or tax software andinsert 20023003827 to identify CSU-Pueblo Foundation.
  2. Allocate an amount that you’d like to donate to the CSU-Pueblo Foundation.
  3. Submit your tax documents and the State of Colorado will submit your donation.

This new offering from the State of Colorado provides a new way to support the CSU-Pueblo Foundation and the fundraising efforts it provides to CSU-Pueblo and its students. CSU-Pueblo Foundation funds and awards 900 student merit-based, competitive scholarships each year. This is a unique opportunity to ensure education is affordable and attainable.

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2020 President’s Gala

Colorado State University-President Dr. Timothy Mottet is pleased to present Once Upon a Venetian Ball – The 2020 CSU-Pueblo President’s Gala. The evening will provide attendees with delicious food and drink, Venetian performance art, and an opportunity to present Distinguished President's Medallions to some of our most deserving donors, partners, and alums.

The CSU-Pueblo President's Gala will be held Saturday, May 16 in the Occhiato Student Center Ballroom. Tickets are $125 each and sponsorship opportunities are available for Pueblo's premier gala event! This event sells out, so don't wait. Get your tickets now! Call Amber at 719-549-2307 for more information.

Formal attire requested.

Leading the Legacy

Leading the Legacy is committed to engagement, leadership and philanthropy to achieve a level of impact, influence and generosity at Colorado State University-Pueblo, in your community and for CSU-Pueblo students. We believe that financial aid and University sustainability are two of the utmost important factors in the University’s success.

Leading the Legacy partners are alumnae and friends promoting philanthropic efforts. Through the collaboration of Leading the Legacy founders, Foundation Trustees and staff, and community partners, our goal is to bring together 100 women who recognize that collectively, donors have the capability of making an exponential impact on CSU-Pueblo and its students.

Through this fund, your gift will support CSU-Pueblo students through scholarships and emergency funding. The power of 100 can change the world - change today.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity for women in philanthropy, contact Antonio Huerta 719-549-2565 or

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