To our Alumni and Friends:
Thank you for supporting Cleveland State University. The message is not new; we say these words every time you make a pledge, cash gift or other commitment to the University and its students.
But this year the CSU Foundation proudly conveyed this sentiment by establishing Donor Recognition Societies. Our new President’s Cabinet, President’s Circle, Honors Circle and Scholars Circle recognize donors for their lifetime gifts, while our Legacy Society (formerly the C.V. Thomas Society) continues to recognize donors for planned and estate gifts. A small gesture, yes; but one that we hope truly conveys to our most valued donors just how much you are appreciated.
Thanks to your investment, both CSU and the CSU Foundation are thriving. In fiscal year 2013, funds under investment grew to $61.7 million, the highest total ever, while our portfolio experienced a favorable 13.8 percent return. These results placed us in the top 25th percentile of educational and foundation endowments in the $50 million to $250 million range.
Private gifts truly are investments. By helping students realize their dream of a college degree, you are providing a pathway for young intellectual capital in Cleveland to learn, grow, and thrive.
Thank you again for your investment in Cleveland State University and its students. We are honored to serve as stewards of the gifts you have entrusted to us. We welcome your continued support as CSU celebrates its rich past and vibrant future during its 50th anniversary year.
Berinthia R. LeVine
Vice President, University Advancement
Executive Director, Cleveland State University Foundation
Stephen F. Kirk
Chair, Cleveland State University Foundation