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The Colorado Mesa University Foundation was established in 1961 to receive and solicit charitable gifts for the institution. Today, the Foundation has established an endowment of nearly $50 million. It has over 400 named scholarships which provide more than $4 million in financial aid to CMU students every year.

The organization is also active in raising substantial gifts to support academic programs and capital expansion. Foundation leadership works closely with the University President to help address the institution’s advancement priorities. The CMU Foundation serves as a charitable non-profit organization under Internal Revenue Service 501 (c) (3) designation, and retains fiduciary responsibility for the investment of the funds entrusted to it.

Donor Impact Report

Review the most recent 2023 Annual Report to see the extraordinary impact your unwavering support has on Colorado Mesa University students.

2023 Annual Report