Today’s students will one day join a talent pool and workforce that includes thousands of CSU graduates who have been influencing and advancing society’s collective good for the better part of 50 years.

Bill Latto, ’59, endows scholarship for engineering students

A long-time supporter of Cleveland State University, alumnus Bill Latto, BSME ’59, established the Professor Albert Lord Endowed Scholarship...

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Annual Giving

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The Cleveland State University Annual Fund is the easiest way to make a difference in the lives of our students.

From financial aid to classroom equipment to student life, all areas of the University depend upon the regular replenishing of funds that happens through annual gifts. When you support the Annual Fund, you are making an immediate impact on CSU students and the University as a whole.


What Your Gift Supports

The Cleveland State University Annual Fund is the easiest way for you to make a difference in the lives of our students. From financial aid to classroom equipment to student life, all areas of the University depend upon the regular replenishing of funds that happens through annual gifts. When you support the Annual Fund, you are making an immediate impact on CSU students and the University as a whole.

Your gift to the Cleveland State University Annual Fund helps us provide:

  • Unrestricted operating support
  • Student scholarships
  • Support for student activities
  • Travel to present peer-reviewed research
  • Faculty research
  • Student recruitment and retention support

You may designate your gift to the CSU College or program that means the most to you. Or you can designate your gift to the CSU Annual Fund, where it will be used for the University's greatest need.


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“I know that Cleveland State students work hard for what they have; my hope is that [the Mark Lantz Scholarship Fund] will provide room for students to focus more on their studies and in turn develop a stronger work ethic to move them forward.” - Mark Lantz '87

Why Support the Annual Fund:

HELP CSU TODAY: Annual gifts go to work immediately. The have a direct impact on students and the University- this week, this month, this year.

LEAD BY EXAMPLE: Your gift shows that you believe in the power of a CSU education and sets an example for others to follow,particularly donors from outside the University community. And your gift adds value to your own degree by ensuring that CSU builds upon its excellent reputation for years to come.


Dean's Circle

The Dean's Circle recognizes alumni and friends who make an annual leadership investment of $1,000 or more.  Membership is based on the University's fiscal year (July-June) and is renewable. The Dean’s Circle has a tiered structure:

Platinum: Annual gifts of $10,000 and above
Gold: Annual gifts of 5,000-$9,999
Silver: Annual gifts of $2,500-$4,999
Bronze: Annual gifts of $1,000-$2,499

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