Campaign Progress

*As of September 30, 2016


We've reached $90,525,920 of our $100 million goal! Thanks to all of our wonderful partners and supporters.

Campaign momentum going strong

The CSU Foundation is pleased to report that ENGAGE: The Campaign for Cleveland State University has raised over $88 million to support student success. Since the beginning of the campaign, CSU alumni, friends, corporations and foundations have shown their belief in the future of CSU by making commitments to our students and the University. Last fiscal year, more than 7,000 donors made gifts totaling more than $14 million. Thank you to all who are supporting our students’ success.

Watch for regular updates on our progress.

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  • Scholarship Supports Future Physicians

    Students training to become urban primary care physicians need look no further than Dr. John E. Coletta for inspiration. And now a scholarship in his name is helping CSU students achieve their dream of a medical degree.

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  • Scholarship Recipient is Grateful

    Student Lauren Strowder was thrilled when she was accepted into the 2015-16 class of the NEOMED-CSU Partnership for Urban Health. Equally exciting was being the first recipient of the John E. Coletta, M.D. Endowed Scholarship and meeting donors Concetta and Tom Kuluris at CSU’s annual Scholarship Luncheon in April. Concetta is the late Dr. Coletta’s daughter.

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  • Foundation Extends Support for Urban Health Fellows

    A grant of $450,000 from the Saint Luke’s Foundation is helping students develop skills that will serve them well in their careers, particularly in the health sciences.

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  • Firm Counts on CSU Graduates

    The Walthall CPA Group has nine partners – six of whom earned their degrees at CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business. So it comes as no surprise that the firm understands the value of a CSU education.

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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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