Radiance celebrates over $3 million raised for student success initiatives
On May 11, after three years, Radiance, Cleveland State University’s premier fundraising event, returned to the campus ballroom to celebrate over $3 million raised in support for student scholarships, programs, services and more.
The CSU Foundation launched Radiance in 2010 to support high-performing juniors and seniors, whose financial needs threatened their continued enrollment. During the pandemic, Radiance expanded its reach and now celebrates donors who give to a full spectrum of philanthropic opportunities which enable CSU to attract students, help them maintain momentum, and ultimately finish college.
“This community truly understands the importance of CSU,” said Julie Rehm, executive director of the CSU Foundation and vice president for University Advancement.
“To see the room filled with hundreds of enthusiastic supporters — ready and willing to empower our students — was both humbling and energizing.”
President’s Medal Honoree
Nancy McCann, president of both the John P. Murphy and Kulas Foundations received the President’s Medal, the university highest non-academic recognition.
McCann served on the CSU Foundation Board of Directors for nearly eight years and while she served as Radiance co-chair, the initiative’s giving totals doubled. She remains a fierce CSU supporter and advocate.