IMPACTFUL GIVING:

Comprehensive Campaign’s Artistic Boost

By John Lester

The First Choice Comprehensive Campaign is already making a tremendous mark on Columbus State University. Pledges to the campaign have topped $82 million toward a total goal of $106.5 million. 

A big boost to the campaign’s total came in December 2015. Pasaquan, a folk art environment located near Buena Vista, Georgia, was officially gifted to the university from the philanthropic organization Kohler Foundation.

“We are very excited about where we are in the campaign,” said Spence Sealy, interim vice president of University Advancement, “but there is a lot of work to be done. Our new home in downtown Columbus for CSU’s College of Education and Health Professions still needs to be fully funded.”

As organizers and volunteers continue to seek new participation to support projects like the College of Education and Health Professions, other recent contributions have helped the D. Abbott Turner College of Business; the College of the Arts; science, technology, engineering and mathematics education efforts; Teacher Education; and students across campus.

BY THE NUMBERS (as of 2/29/16):

Raised to date: $82.7 million
Fundraising goal: $106.5 million

CSU FUND PROGRESS THIS FISCAL YEAR:

Faculty/staff participation: 72 percent
Giving to colleges: $370,000 ($107,000 this time last year)
Giving to Athletics: $127,000 ($97,000 this time last year)

Visit firstchoicecampaign.columbusstate.edu to learn how you can help.