Give to Engagement & Extension

With you, we will create lasting impact

Join us in delivering CSU’s land grant mission: that anyone, anywhere can access the world-class educational programs, services, and resources generated by one of the nation’s top public research universities. We are so grateful to you, our donors, who ensure that CSU’s work is informed by and responsive to the needs of Coloradans. 

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The Impact of Giving

Whether opening degree pathways for non-traditional students through online coursework, partnering with farmers and ranchers on 21st century agriculture solutions, or sparking curiosity in learners across identities, your gift helps us empower individuals and communities to thrive.

Pounds of food donated through Colorado Master Gardeners' Grow and Give

Youth reached with 4-H programming in 2022

Graduates empowered by the Family Leadership Training Institute as of 2022

Giving Priorities

When you support the Office of Engagement and Extension, you support interdisciplinary teams tackling real-world challenges.

Our work is organized around five engagement collaboratives – a network to help us come together, facilitate connections, and collaborate on critical issues. These five core themes are central to the needs of Coloradans:

    • Health & Well-being
    • Youth & Family
    • Economic & Community Development
    • Natural Resources & Sustainability
    • Food & Agriculture

Each of our units touches on each of these collaboratives – our development staff would be thrilled to connect you with a program or project that matches your passion.


Online Giving Opportunities

Colorado 4-H Youth Development

In 2021, Colorado 4-H reached nearly 100,000 youth across the state, helping them build valuable life skills to succeed in college and careers, while nurturing their curiosity, generosity and sense of community.

CSU Extended Campus

CSU Extended Campus increases access to exceptional online and distance educational programs.

CSU Extension

For over 100 years, CSU Extension has been empowering Coloradans to address important and emerging community needs using dynamic, science-based educational resources.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides a distinctive array of noncredit courses and activities specifically developed for intellectually curious adults of all ages, with special attention to those 50 or better.

Connect With Us!

We would love to connect and discuss your philanthropic goals. You can give us a call, reach out via email or visit us at University Square in room 202.


Ali Eccleston
Managing Director of Development

(970) 443-4577



Other Ways to Give

Mail a Check

Send a check payable to CSU Foundation to:

Office of Engagement & Extension
Attn: University Advancement
4040 Campus Delivery
Fort Collins, CO 80523-4040

*Please include a note in the memo line indicating where to direct your donation.

Give by Payroll Deduction

Create a CSU Donor Connect account to set up an automatic payroll deduction.

Check Your Eligibility for Employer Gift Matching

Visit to check whether your employer matches donations. This could double, or even triple, the impact of your giving.


Please contact Laurel Baltic, Development Coordinator, by email at, or by phone at (970) 231-1125, to discuss gifts-in-kind.

Planned Giving

The planned giving team works with individuals to ensure that the legacy of their giving makes the greatest impact possible. 

Your giving helps our communities and Coloradans thrive

This work is not possible without your support. Explore stories below, highlighting the ways the generosity of donors has lasting impact across the state. Our gratitude lives in these stories celebrating community, collaboration and resilience.

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Stories of Impact

4-H participants sit at a table in front of an audience, smiling

4-H Scholarships Connect Rams Across Generations

Colorado 4-H, in partnership with the Colorado State University Foundation, offers over a dozen scholarship opportunities annually. Many of these are made possible through the generosity of community members with their own 4-H connection. 

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CSU Online Increases Scholarship Opportunities Available

This spring, Colorado State University Online is introducing a new scholarship opportunity by rallying community support for online learners.

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Fiechter brothers’ legacy will live on in Washington County

On a plot of land in the plains of Eastern Colorado, a family legacy stretching back 114 years grows alongside fields of grain cultivated for decades by a pair of quiet but dedicated twin brothers. Starting this year, 4-H youth in Washington County will join in on that legacy. 

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