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Philanthropy at CSU Benefits Students and Community

An op-ed column published January 11 on titled “Philanthropy plays essential role at Cleveland State,” written by CSU Board of Trustees Chairman Robert H. Rawson and CSU Foundation Chairman Stephen F. Kirk, explains how diminished state funding has increased the need for private philanthropic support, with CSU President Ronald M. Berkman serving as the University’s principal fundraiser.

The authors note that since Dr. Berkman’s arrival in 2009, CSU has raised $71.6 million from private donors and foundations, and grown its endowment from $38 million to $68 million.

“Together we are investing to address the University’s funding challenge and to pursue a broader vision for the benefit of CSU, our students and Greater Cleveland,” they write.

Click here to read the entire column.