To our Alumni and Friends:
As Cleveland State University celebrates 50 years as an institution of higher education serving the people of Cleveland, we also celebrate you - our donors - and your impact on our incredible progress over the years.
It is fitting that this anniversary year also marks the best year ever for our CSU Foundation and its fundraising efforts on behalf of our students and this great institution. You are the reason for this success.
When you give to Cleveland State, you are investing in our students and their future. Your gifts enable us to provide our students with a world-class education, high-quality academic programming, and exceptionally talented and dedicated faculty and staff.
Your support also provides critical scholarships and financial assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to afford a college education. You make the dream of a college education a reality for many young people.
When you give to Cleveland State, you also are investing in the future of our city and region. CSU, with its growing and thriving campus neighborhood, is an anchor for our downtown core and our work is essential to the future economic vitality of Cleveland. You help us educate and prepare the men and women who will serve as the city's next generation workforce.
Our theme during this celebratory anniversary year is "Proud Past, Unlimited Future." Each of you has greatly impacted the past and present of Cleveland State, and your support will be essential as we chart our future course.
Never before has the necessity for private support been more important. It is you who will ensure a truly bright, unlimited future for this University and our students. For that, I am deeply grateful.
Ronald M. Berkman
President, Cleveland State University