Campaign Progress

*As of June 30, 2016


We've reached $87,003,284 of our $100 million goal! Thanks to all of our wonderful partners and supporters.

Campaign boasts record fundraising

Fiscal Year 2015 was a banner year for fundraising by the CSU Foundation, thanks to generous faculty, staff, alumni and friends who are supporting ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University. Your belief in CSU is truly appreciated! The Foundation Annual Report, including donor honor rolls, may be viewed

Watch for regular updates on our progress.

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  • Lubrizol Foundation Supports Lab Renovation

    A grant from The Lubrizol Foundation supports renovation of the chemical engineering laboratory in the Washkewicz College of Engineering. The upgraded facility will be named The Lubrizol Foundation Chemical Engineering Laboratory.

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  • Gift Promotes Health and Wellness

    Dr. Beth Sersig and Dr. Christopher P. Brandt created the Sersig/Brandt Family Student Health and Wellness Endowment to provide resources for CSU’s Health and Wellness Services Center.

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  • Tutoring Central Neighborhood Youngsters

    Youngsters in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood will get a helping hand toward success through tutoring and other services provided by CSU, thanks to a gift commitment by alumnus Steven Kimmelman.

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  • Scholarship Honors Deceased Alumnus

    Family and friends are honoring the memory of the late Tom Smolinski through a scholarship bearing his name.

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Our Belief in CSU and its Students

A Message from our Co-chairs

As proud CSU alumni, we are deeply honored to co-chair ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University. The education that we received at CSU was exceptional and laid the foundation for our success. For this we are grateful and proud to support future generations of Cleveland State alumni.

The time is right for this campaign. CSU is recognized and respected – locally, nationally and internationally for its engaged learning, excellent faculty and research, and partnerships. CSU students are the essential building block to a thriving city, region and country. Their success is important to us all and is the reason why this campaign is paramount.

Our passion for CSU runs deep and our leadership for ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University is a strong indication of our belief in CSU and its students. Please join us in celebrating the great things happening at CSU and the path to student success.



Don Washkewicz,
BSME ’72
Chairman of the Board
Parker Hannifin Corporation



Monte Ahuja, MBA ’75
Founding Chairman & CEO
MURA Holdings, LLC


Cleveland State University

Why Give?

Because you can support programs, Colleges and improvements that mean the most to you.

Because for many, a scholarship means the difference between being able to apply for college or not, and once enrolled, being able to graduate.

Because your gift enables students to focus more on their studies, leadership opportunities and career preparation.

Because your gift strengthens Northeast Ohio’s workforce and tomorrow’s leaders!

The Campaign Supports:

  • Merit-based Scholarships
  • Need-based Scholarships
  • Paid Internships and Co-ops
  • Career Access Programs
  • Radiance Scholarships
  • Faculty Development
  • Capital Improvements to the Campus
  • Academic Programs
  • Athletic Programs

Interested in endowing a scholarship, making a bequest, contributing to our Annual Fund, or joining one of our lifetime Recognition Societies?

Please contact Julia Ross, Director, Annual Giving and Campaign Operations, at 216.687.6897 or email

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