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Philanthropy at Work

Donor Recognition Event

The Cleveland State University Foundation’s annual Donor Recognition Event brought hundreds of supporters to campus for a celebration of philanthropy.

Held in CSU’s new School of Film & Media Arts, the event gave guests an opportunity to tour the facility and meet aspiring film students.

Among the attendees were members of CSU’s donor recognition societies: President’s Cabinet ($1 million or more); President’s Circle ($500,000 to $999,999); Honors Circle ($100,000 to $499,999); Scholars Circle ($10,000 to $99,999) and Legacy Society (those who have included CSU in their planned gift/estate planning).

President Harlan M. Sands and Berinthia R. LeVine, vice president for University Advancement and executive director of the CSU Foundation, welcomed donors and thanked them for their generous support of the University. As a thank-you, guests received distinctive CSU lapel pins with a unique design for each level of giving.

The Year in Review

Thank you to everyone who supported Cleveland State University and its students from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.

The CSU Foundation secured $14.2 million in new gifts, pledges and planned giving.

Foundation funds under investment totaled $88.9 million – the highest total ever.

The number of donors supporting CSU totaled 8,918. Alumni donors totaled 5,443.

Radiance, CSU’s scholarship fundraising initiative, shattered its own record, raising more than $1.7 million. For five consecutive years, Radiance has surpassed the $1 million mark. Since its inception in 2011, Radiance has generated more than $7.8 million, providing scholarships to help students stay in school and on track to graduation.

CSU’s fifth annual online Giving Day also shattered records – raising more than $269,000 in just 24 hours. More than 2,500 gifts were received in support of scholarships, athletics, research, Engaged Learning and more.

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