Campaign Progress

*As of April 30, 2017


We've reached $107,540,491 of our $100 million goal! Thanks to all of our wonderful partners and supporters.

Campaign is over-the-top success

We have reached our $100 million goal for ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University! In fact, to date we have raised more than $107 million in support of student success. None of this would have been possible without your continued investment in Cleveland State and, most importantly, our students. Thank you!

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  • $1 million anonymous gift supports GRHD

    A donor who wishes to remain anonymous made a $1 million commitment to support the groundbreaking work of CSU’s Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD).

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  • Endowed scholarship supports Ready-to-Go engineers

    Annie Champa, widow of alumnus Bernard “Bernie” Champa, BSME ’60, describes her late husband as a “short-sleeve engineer,” meaning he was a hands-on sort of professional.

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  • Cleveland Foundation supports education

    The strong partnership between CSU, the Cleveland Foundation and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) continues to provide educational opportunity.

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  • IRA funds medical education

    A generous first-time gift from Eugene Trela supports students enrolled in the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health, which educates primary care physicians to serve in urban areas.

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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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