CSU-Pueblo Foundation

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As our students and staff look forward to Spring Break March 23-27, the CSU-Pueblo Foundation will be hard at work awarding scholarships and preparing for the annual President’s Gala scheduled for May 15.

So far this year, we have received over 1,800 scholarship applications for the 2015-16 academic year including 75 for our prestigious Kane Family Foundation Scholarship. The CSU-Pueblo Foundation awarded over 800 scholarships for this current academic year totaling over $1.7 million. The deadline for students to apply for next year is midnight on March 31.

CSU-Pueblo President Lesley Di Mare is pleased to honor five individuals with Distinguished Service medallions at her annual Gala, which raises money for scholarships and academic programs. Dr. Eddie & Neta DeRose will be recognized for their service to the University, while Dr. Henry Roman will be recognized for his service to education. Jack Quinn will be honored for his service to the community of Pueblo and Doris Kester will be honored as the Distinguished Alumni on the Year.

More than $150,000 has been raised over the past two years at the President’s Gala and we have our sights on making this year’s event the best ever. The evening promises to be filled with fun and excitement and I hope you will be able to join us. For more information about the Gala and to purchase tickets or sponsor the event, please visit www.csupueblogala.com.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who supports CSU-Pueblo students, faculty and staff through their donations to the CSU-Pueblo Foundation.  We have the best donors and supporters in the state and each of you make a huge impact in the lives of our students.

Todd Kelly


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