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.

Rebounding from struggle

Not long ago Jamil Rahman was homeless. He enrolled at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and discovered a network that quickly...

Thank you for investing in our students. Your support is transforming lives, igniting hope and pulling dreams within reach.

Support CSU

No matter the size, each gift helps ensure student success. Thank you for making a gift in support of our students, our University and our region.

make a gift today

The Year in Review

Thank you to everyone who supported Cleveland State University and its students during fiscal year 2017.

  • The CSU Foundation secured $17 million in new gifts, pledges and planned giving.
  • Foundation funds under investment totaled $83.2 million – the highest total ever -- thanks to generous gifts and prudent financial counsel.
  • The number of donors supporting CSU totaled 8,011, with alumni donors totaling 5,553.
  • For the fourth consecutive year, Radiance: CSU’s scholarship fundraising initiative and celebratory event, raised more than $1 million. Since its inception in 2011, Radiance has generated more than $6.1 million, providing scholarships to help students stay in school and on track to graduation.
  • A total of $5.6 million was raised for scholarships, with 31 new endowed scholarships created. 
  • CSU’s fourth-annual online Giving Day raised $136,000 in just 24 hours. Some 1,260 alumni and friends topped last year’s giving by nearly $80,000 for scholarships, athletics, research, engaged learning and more.

Photo Gallery

1 of 22